Monday, March 4, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, March 4, 2024 -- "Zack Wheeler and the Phillies"

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As we head into the 2024 season, the Phillies are more complete than they have been since the 2000s, projected to be average or better at the plate, in the field, in the rotation, and in the bullpen. (Sidebar: Unit rankings for all four phases will be a part of the 2024 season preview series, starting late next week.) Some of that rating relies on Rojas hitting enough to hold the center field job, keeping Schwarber’s glove in his locker, and you can pick at the bench and the team age as well. Still, this looks like the third-best team in the NL, if a bit behind the Braves in the East.