July 28, 2021

Phillies Decade in Review: Position Players Snake Draft (The Good Phight)


The Phillies had a lot of players play for them in the last decade. Lots.

In all, 126 different players suited up and played a position that wasn’t pitcher for the Phils from 2010-19, most of them largely forgettable. These players range from the guy who played more games than any other Phillie in the 2010s, Ryan Howard (840) to Steve Susdforf, who logged three games in 2013 and had one hit in seven at-bats. In between there was some good, some not-so-good, and some downright awful.

On Episode 340 of Hittin’ Season, Justin Klugh of Fangraphs and Baseball Prospectus as well as Liz Roscher of Yahoo! Sports joined me in a four-round snake draft of the “best” Phillies of the past decade.

In this draft, Liz got the honor of drafting first, followed by Justin, then me.

FIRST ROUND

With the No. 1 overall pick, Liz selected the obvious choice, Chase Utley. Utley led all Phils players in bWAR over the last decade (19.6), even though his OPS from 2010-15 was just .773. He certainly lost his elite status once the 2011 season rolled around and his degenerative knee issues popped up, but the guy was the most valuable player of the past decade and is a Phils legend. There really…

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