December 3, 2022

Midseason Report Cards: Shuffling around the Phillies’ infield

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We have completed 92 of the 162 regular season games, and we are in the midst of the All-Star Week festivities in Los Angeles. How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team. I decided to evaluate every player on the Phillies, giving my opinion on how the first half of their 2022 season has gone.

On Monday, I started with the Phillies’ outfield and gave them a B- overall grade, the highest scorer being Bryce Harper and the lowest scorer being Mickey Moniak. So today, I figured we can do the same with the infield.

Alec Bohm: B

Power4.75/8
OPS7.5/10
Plate Discipline 4/5
Strikeouts4.5/5
GIDP1.25/2
Defense6/8
Speed 3.8/4
Clutch7.5/8
Attitude1.75/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence2.5/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team39.5/45
Total83.05/100

Every Phillies fan remembers Alec Bohm’s shaky defensive start to the 2022 season, but he has done a good job of turning it around. Bohm made three errors at third base in the fourth game of the season, nearly costing the Phillies a loss against their division rivals in New York. If you forgot that game, more power to you since I do not think I will ever be able to do so. After one of his errors, he turned to Didi Gregorius and used explicatory terms to express his hatred for the environment in Citizens Bank Park. Bohm addressed his original comment after the game and apologized. He said that he let his “emotions get the best of him” and reassured the fans that he did not hate Philadelphia.

But since this incident, he has been one of the most productive hitters on the Phillies, and his defense has improved significantly.

So far in 2022, Bohm has a .276 average along with six home runs. The majority of the points I knocked off were for his lack of power, but we saw him hit the ball in the air more in the last series before the break. And in his last 15 games, even, he has a .593 slugging percentage to go along with a .370 batting average. When batting in the ninth inning, Bohm has an impressive .379 average.

Bohm is also pretty quick around the bases, helping him stretch some of his longer singles into doubles.

Johan Camargo: B

Power5/8
OPS6/10
Plate Discipline 4/5
Strikeouts4/5
GIDP1.8/2
Defense8/8
Speed 3.8/4
Clutch7/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence3/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team40.5/45
Total85.1/100

Camargo—who is slashing .243/.306/.326—is not having his best offensive season, but he has done exactly what the Phillies need him to do.

Johan Camargo became a Phillie during the 2021-22 offseason, and he has not disappointed anyone with his athleticism and versatility. There isn’t much room for him on the diamond, but his switch-hitting abilities make him an ideal bench bat, especially late in games. Camargo’s versatility allows him to move around the infield and fill any open holes. Most of Camargo’s appearances have come at shortstop, but he also had 12 games at third base, nine at second base, and five at first. In 152 chances between those four infield positions, he has not yet made an error.

Didi Gregorius: C

Power3/8
OPS6.75/10
Plate Discipline 3/5
Strikeouts4/5
GIDP1.8/2
Defense7/8
Speed 3.8/4
Clutch7/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence3/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team35/45
Total76.35/100

The bar was not too high for Didi Gregorius after an abysmal 2021 season, but his 2022 season so far could be worse.

He does not appear to be fully healthy as a nagging knee injury is slowly turning into a permanent knee injury with each passing day. And when you watch him play, it is clear that he is not fully mobile.

At the plate, Gregorius is hitting .234 and has just a .646 OPS in 175 at-bats. His 35.8 percent chase rate is 7.4 percent above the league average, and the average exit velocity of the balls he puts in play is much lower than the average player.

His defense is average at best. And simply put, you need way more production from your starting shortstop.

Darick Hall: B+

Power8.75/8
OPS9.5/10
Plate Discipline 4/5
Strikeouts2/5
GIDP1.8/2
Speed 2/4
Clutch7/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence1.5/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team42.5/45
Total81.05/92

Darick Hall’s report card looks a little funky, but we made it work. He is a great defender, but he has only gotten a limited amount of time at first base at the major-league level. So I decided to make his out of 92 points, removing the eight points covering defense.

Hall has gotten a lot of time at the plate, and Phils fans should be happy that he is. He has done a great job helping to fill in for Bryce Harper and Jean Segura’s bats. Hall has a .262 average and a .827 OPS in 63 plate appearances. A quarter of his hits have been home runs, and he has come up with some very clutch hits to lead off innings late in games.

The biggest reason that caused Hall to drop from the A-range to the B-range was because of the swings and misses. He has 20 strikeouts in 61 at-bats, and his swing-and-miss rate on high pitches is through the roof.

Rhys Hoskins: A-

Power8/8
OPS9.5/10
Plate Discipline 5/5
Strikeouts4/5
GIDP1.8/2
Defense7/8
Speed 2/4
Clutch7.5/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence3/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team41.5/45
Total91.3/100

Hoskins was honored with one of the four NL Player of the Week awards in June, but outside of that, his strong 2022 campaign has gone relatively unnoticed. He has played in 91 of the Phillies’ 92 games and has popped 19 home runs so far. His batting average has hovered around .250 throughout the entire season, yet he has had an OPS well over .800.

Hoskins is in the eighty-third percentile in barrel percentage, and the average exit velocity of the balls Hoskins puts in play is 90.4 miles per hour. In games that are late or close, Hoskins has a .303 average and a 1.077 OPS.

Hoskins’ defense is not great, but he has improved his range in 2022, helping him achieve a .992 fielding parentage in the first half. He also lost some points for his lack of speed, but the powerful first baseman was still able to stay in the A-range.

Scott Kingery: J+

I was debating between giving Kingery an A++ as a reward for the one inning that he spent at second base, but I decided to go with the J+ for “joke” instead.

Nick Maton: A+

Maton only had six at-bats before going on the IL with a shoulder strain. In those six at-bats, the 25-year-old second baseman was raking. He had a single, a triple, and a home run between the two games, giving him an amusing 1.904 OPS.

Yairo Munoz: B+

Power7.5/8
OPS8/10
Plate Discipline 3/5
Strikeouts4.25/5
GIDP2/2
Defense8/8
Speed 3/4
Clutch6.5/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence1.5/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team42/45
Total87.75/100

Yairo Munoz, a career utility man, was recalled from triple-A on June 14. He is a quality player to have on the bench, and he has even earned a few starts against left-handed pitchers.

Munoz has a .779 OPS in 40 at-bats and has even pulled three home runs. He plays a variety of positions, and he covers a lot of ground in the infield. His range paired with his strong arm has gotten him many opportunities to be a defensive substitution late in games.

J.T. Realmuto: B

Power6.5/8
OPS8/10
Plate Discipline 4.5/5
Strikeouts4/5
GIDP1.8/2
Defense8/8
Speed 3.8/4
Clutch7/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence3/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team37/45
Total85.6/100

Catching is undoubtedly the most challenging position in baseball, and J.T. Realmuto makes it look easy. He has caught the most innings in the league by a wide margin, and he has the highest caught stealing percentage in all of baseball. His two passed balls tie him for third-fewest in the NL.

2022 hasn’t been his best season offensively, but he has managed a slash line of .252/.323/.399. He has not had his usual power and is popping the ball up more than usual. But at the same time, he has also run into some bad luck. His barrel percentage and hard hit rates are similar to his career averages, but his xBA and xSLG are much higher than his true batting average and slugging percentage.

Recently, Realmuto has been swinging a hot bat. He has an OPS above 1.000 in his last seven games, and some of his power has finally come back to life.

Jean Segura: A-

Power6.75/8
OPS8/10
Plate Discipline 4.5/5
Strikeouts4.5/5
GIDP1/2
Defense7.5/8
Speed 3.8/4
Clutch7.8/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence3/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team41/45
Total89.85/100

Prior to his injury, Jean Segura was the Phillies’ best situational hitter. He hit the ball to all fields, he hit for a high average, and he never tried to do too much. Segura was a good balance for a team with inconsistent power hitters like Rhys Hoskins and Kyle Schwarber. And it was not obvious at the time, but his approach is something the current Phillies are missing.

Rookie Bryson Stott has done a good job of manning second base while Segura is on the shelf, but his defensive presence is irreplaceable. Segura was the only Phillie with a positive outs above average value coming into the season, excluding J.T. Realmuto. He has a strong arm for a second baseman, and his quick hands help his efficiency when twisting a double play.

Segura was hitting .275 before being hit in the finger on a bunt attempt. He is expected to be back at the end of August.

Bryson Stott: B-

Power5/8
OPS4/10
Plate Discipline 4.5/5
Strikeouts4/5
GIDP2/2
Defense8/8
Speed 3.8/4
Clutch6/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence2/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team38.5/45
Total79.8/100

It has been a very up-and-down year for Phils’ rookie Bryson Stott. He made the Opening Day roster after an impressive campaign in Spring Training, but he struggled once the season got underway, leading to him being optioned back to triple-A.

When Jean Segura was hit in the finger, Stott was recalled to be the everyday second baseman and has molded into a viable second baseman. In his last 15 games, Stott has a .298 OBP and a .385 slugging percentage. These numbers aren’t great, but it is good enough for a nine-hole hitter.

Plus, he has been one of the Phillies’ best defenders in 2022, adding to his value.

Unfortunately, his grade had to stay in the B-range because of his awful start to the season. He had a .123 average in his first 73 at-bats of his rookie year.

Garrett Stubbs: B+

Power6.75/8
OPS9/10
Plate Discipline 4.8/5
Strikeouts4/5
GIDP1.8/2
Defense7.5/8
Speed 3.5/4
Clutch6.25/8
Attitude2/2
Experience/Clubhouse Presence1.75/3
How they have played compared to their expectations and the role they have on the team42/45
Total89.35/100

Garrett Stubbs has been one of the few pleasant surprises on the 2022 Phillies. Stubbs came to Philadelphia in the offseason and wasn’t known to be much of a hitter. However, he has had a career year at the dish. He has hit all three of his career home runs this season and has a .820 OPS in 68 plate appearances.

And his offensive numbers seem more impressive when you consider how little he plays and how few reps he gets.

He is also an above-average receiver with a pop time in the seventy-ninth percentile.


It is hard to give a fair grade to the entirety of the infield with all of the injuries that have gone around. Rhys Hoskins, Darick Hall, and Alec Bohm have been getting a lot of the scoring done for the Phils, and Bryson Stott has helped the Phillies go from one of the worst defensive teams to one of the best.

Team Infield Grade: B

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