Which Phillies player is most likely to be traded at the deadline
One week before the MLB Trade Deadline, the Phillies are looking to add some depth to their big league roster.
Phillies team President Dave Dombrowski has hinted that a right-handed bat could be something they are looking for, and don't be surprised if the team looks to add some bullpen depth and maybe another starting pitcher.
So who would they use to acquire more depth and talent?
One name to watch is 24-year-old outfielder Símon Muzziotti, who is hitting .338 with four home runs, 43 RBI, and 22 stolen bases at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Muzziotti, 24, is on the team’s 40-man roster but the left-handed hitting outfielder is blocked in Philadelphia by Brandon Marsh, Cristian Pache, Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber, not to mention Bryce Harper next season. He’s having a strong season in Triple A, hitting .338/.399/.451 with four homers in 80 games. While his power is limited, he does have 22 stolen bases (and has been caught stealing 10 times) and is an above-average center fielder.
Muzziotti has nine games of experience with the Phillies during the 2022 season, where he hit just .143. The outfielder has a logjam of talent in front of him, making him an attractive name for the Phillies to dangle ahead of next Tuesday's 6 p.m. deadline.