Philadelphia Phillies Have Two Players Featured On Elite List

Philadelphia Phillies Have Two Players Featured On Elite List

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The Philadelphia Phillies have added two players to one of the most coveted rosters in MLB.

With Spring Training and the 2023 MLB season right around the corner, all sorts of lists and rankings are coming out of every publication. However, MLB has released a list of the best players at every position in baseball.

There are two Phillies players on the 10-man roster: catcher JT Realmuto and shortstop Turner.

Realmuto is affectionately known as the "Best Catcher in Baseball," or BCIB, among the Phillies faithful. His Gold Glove plate protection, basepath speed and consistent bat combination make him one of the most elite catchers in the league.

A career in 2022 also helps.

As for Turner, the Phillies made a deal. The shortstop reportedly earned more money to come to Philadelphia than anywhere else, and MLB named him the best shortstop in all of baseball heading into the season.

Here's what Manny Randhawa had to say about Turner in his ratings:

"As he prepares to don a Phillies uniform for the first time, Turner is at the top of the charts heading into the 2023 season. Although he got off to a slow start last year, he posted a .686 OPS in a 30-game season. He is hitting .306/.348/ with 20 homers. He took off hitting .487 and spent the rest of the season with the Dodgers posting 22 steals and a career-high 4.9 WAR. At 30, Turner could be what makes Philadelphia a champion. It will be a winning season that culminates in a World Series title."

The Phillies will be without Harper for most of the first half of the season, but the addition of an impact player like Turner should help alleviate that problem.

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Speaking of Harper, the Phillies could very well have three players on this roster if he hadn't had surgery.

Dangerous things.

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