VOTE NOW: Five Phillies named to 2022 All-MLB ballot
As season awards start to get announced and results become final, five Phillies players have been named to the ballot for the 2022 All-MLB team.
Per MLB.com: “Vote once every 24 hours for the best player at each position. The selections for the All-MLB Team will be announced from Baseball’s Winter Meetings in San Diego, CA, on Monday, Dec. 5, on MLB Network.”
Phillies on the Ballot
- JT Realmuto
- Bryce Harper
- Kyle Schwarber
- Aaron Nola
- David Robertson
JT’s 2022 got off to a rough start, hitting under .270 in the first three months, including a .225 average in June, one of the worst months of his career. JT struck out 60 times over April-June and was holding the Phillies’ offense back while being a consistent liability. in the Top 5 of the order.
And then a switch flipped when Bryce Harper went down…
JT Realmuto had the best month of his career in July, slashing .358/.423/.642 with 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, and 24 hits in 67 ABs. He would continue to dominate throughout the rest of the season, hitting .303 in August and .273. Realmuto stayed lethal behind the plate as well, holding a .993 fielding percentage in 1,131 innings, throwing out 26% of runners, which would bring him the second Gold Glove of his career.
Kyle Schwarber was a backbone for the Phillies lineup in 2022, crushing 46 HRs and 94 RBIs in the regular season, primarily in the leadoff spot. Schwarber logged 100 runs, 126 hits, and a .504 slugging percentage in his first season with the Phillies.
It wasn’t just Schwarber’s play that influenced this team. The locker room finally had a true, experienced veteran voice in the clubhouse, and it did so much for the Phillies. Schwarber was also the one who brought “Dancing On My Own” to the Phillies, which would end up turning into the anthem of Philadelphia for a month and a half.
Bryce Harper came into 2022 with a hot hand after taking home his 2nd career MVP back in 2021. The right-fielder, unfortunately, went down with an elbow injury, which would be followed by a 97mph fastball by Blake Snell right to the hand, sidelining Harper for nearly three months.
Harper finished his season with 18 HRs and 65 RBIs while hitting .286/.364/.514. Bryce had one of the best postseasons in the history of the game, hitting .349/.414/.746 in 63 ABs with 22 hits, 6 HRs, and 13 RBIs.
Aaron Nola threw the most innings in all of baseball in 2022, logging a 3.25 ERA in 32 regular season starts. Nola struck out 235 batters while walking just 29 batters and held opponents to a .219 BA.
Nola will be back with the Phillies in 2023 after the Phillies just picked up his $18M option just three days after the season ended. The Phillies will be in the market for another starting pitcher this offseason, but expect Nola to dominate once again in 2023.
The Phillies acquired David Robertson at the trade deadline from the Chicago Cubs. Robertson had a great year with both teams, holding a 2.80 ERA in 58 appearances. He logged 20 saves while striking out 81 batters, allowing an opponent batting average of just .173.
David Robertson is a Free Agent, along with Noah Syndergaard, Kyle Gibson, and many more arms. If the price is right, the Phillies should bring back Robertson.