Philadelphia Phillies: Day Care continues to impress at halfway point of season

Jun 30, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott (5) crosses the plate to score against the Washington Nationals in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 30, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott (5) crosses the plate to score against the Washington Nationals in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports /
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In a season marred with injuries and some growing pains, the one thing that continues to grow smoothly is the ability and skill of the so-called Philadelphia Phillies “Day Care,” consisting of Brandon Marsh, Bryson Stott and Alec Bohm. Watching these three young players develop in Philadelphia has been nothing short of amazing.

Whether it is Stott learning shortstop, only to be moved back to his natural position of second base, Bohm overcoming his struggles at third base and becoming a huge piece to the Infield puzzle, or Marsh having to prove he can be a legitimate threat to both right- and left-handed pitchers, the members of the “Day Care” have become integral parts to this team’s success this season.

Early on in the season, there were questions about this team and whether or not the young players would emerge as everyday caliber players. I thought the “Day Care” was going to be a big piece to this puzzle, but seeing the way they have carried themselves and have produced has been way past any expectations.

While some of the veterans on this roster have struggled at times, this lineup needed a spark. The Phillies young, up and coming stars have provided exactly what Rob Thomson has needed for his lineup.

Let’s look at the “Day Care” unit for the Philadelphia Phillies and their progression this season.