5 Phillies on Thin Ice This Offseason

The Phillies need to make some changes in order to make the leap and win a World Series, and that puts these guys on thin ice.

5 Philadelphia Phillies players on thin ice this offseason.
5 Philadelphia Phillies players on thin ice this offseason. / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Scott Kingery

Not too long ago, Kingery looked like he was going to be an important part of the Phllies' future. They took him in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft and he showed a lot of promise in the minors, playing in the 2017 All-Star Futures Game and making his MLB debut in 2018.

After swatting 19 home runs with 15 stolen bases and putting up a .788 OPS in his second season in 2019, Kingery looked like a future star. Unfortunately, injuries and underperformance have caused his value to completely crater over the past few years.

Kingery appeared in just 52 MLB games from 2020-2022 combined, batting .144/.204/.250 with more than twice as many strikeouts (47) than hits (19). He's spent much of the past three years at Triple-A trying to get his swing back, but nothing seems to be working.

At this point, it's time for Philadelphia to move on from Kingery. He's 29 now and doesn't seem likely to recapture the potential he showed in his early seasons. And after playing just 1 MLB game in the past two seasons combined, what's the point of keeping him around? The Phillies are better off replacing him with someone who may ultimately have a future with the team.