How All-Star Improves Phillies’ First Base Situation

One move by the Philadelphia Phillies means they’re the most improved team at this corner infield position.

For the Phillies, they have the most improved situation at first base going into 2024.

The Philadelphia Phillies made one move this offseason and now they have the most improved group at this position going into the 2024 season recently ranked the most improved teams at each position so far in the offseason. The rankings were based on wins above replacement, comparing each team’s ranking at the end of the 2023 season and each team’s projected WAR at the position for 2024 per FanGraphs.

Last year the Phillies had a revolving door at the position in the first half of the season after Rhys Hoskins’ ACL injury in Spring Training. Before the All-Star break, the Phillies used Alec Bohm, Kody Clemens, Jake Cave and Darick Hall at the position.

But, after the All-Star break the Phillies started an experiment out of expedience — Bryce Harper. The slugger was still recovering from Tommy John surgery. When he returned in May, he could hit but he couldn’t play in the field.

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