Philadelphia Phillies: Grading every player at the All-Star break

May 31, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Seranthony Dominguez (58) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
May 31, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Seranthony Dominguez (58) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 16, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (10) circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 16, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (10) circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Grading the Philadelphia Phillies offense

Catchers

J.T. Realmuto: B. The three-time All-Star didn’t endear himself to some Phillies fans by missing the recent series in Toronto because of his COVID vaccination status. His team dropped both games. However, the best athlete at his position has finally nudged his batting average to .252 and helps to win games in ways catchers don’t always, most recently beating a throw to first base to start a game-winning rally against Miami.

Garrett Stubbs: A-minus. Stubbs has done everything one could expect of an MLB backup, hitting .262 and driving in 10 runs in parts of 25 games, both career highs already. The whip-thin backstop seems almost tailor-made for the Phillies’ determinedly goofy fan base, who would surely point out Stubbs’ .820 OPS figure at the mid-summer break.

Infielders

Alec Bohm: B. The Philadelphia Phillies starter at third base has bounced back from his petulant demeanor last season, pretty much putting up the offensive numbers he should. It also appears that his fielding may be improving slightly after a couple of disastrous games earlier this season. His fielding percentage trails the league average at third by only a point.

Johan Camargo: B. The useful utilityman can play anywhere in the infield and sits six points higher than the league average in fielding at those various positions for his career (two points higher this season). He has also driven in 15 runs in parts of 49 games.

Didi Gregorius: C-plus. Time on the injured list has limited the shortstop to only 52 games so far, and he is hitting .234. However, Gregorius exceeds the league average in fielding by 16 points, making only two errors in 174 chances.

Darick Hall: B-plus. A first baseman, Hall has basically replaced Bryce Harper in the DH slot, and began his MLB career in a most memorable way, bashing three home runs (for his first hits) in his first nine at-bats. Overall, in his first 16 games he has hit .262 with 8 RBI and 11 runs scored. He has played only 11 innings at first but remains errorless in 15 chances.

Rhys Hoskins: B-plus. The starting first baseman has also stepped up after Harper’s injury and provided some of the power needed to replace that provided by the league MVP. Since Harper’s injury on June 25, Hoskins has contributed six homers, seven RBI, five doubles, and 12 runs scored. His current BA is .244, two points above his career figure.