PHILADELPHIA — Dave Dombrowski mentioned the Phillies would supply Rhys Hoskins a contract earlier than Friday’s 8 pm ET non-tender deadline.
They did, and it was a no brainer.
Philadelphia agreed to a one-year, $775,000 take care of Coonrod for 2023, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported per a supply. Coonrod, 30, was coming into his first 12 months of arbitration. The different 5 gamers had been tendered a one-year contract earlier than the deadline.
Hoskins would be the Phillies’ Opening Day first baseman, Suárez will probably be one of many workforce’s high starters, Domínguez and Alvarado will probably be two of the bullpen’s most necessary relievers — with Coonrod probably filling a bullpen function — and Sosa will fill a beneficial utility function that might increase, however provided that the Phils fail to signal considered one of 4 proficient free-agent shortstops.
Here is a have a look at the six Phillies who had been tendered contracts on Friday:
He slashed .246/.332/.462 with 30 residence runs, 79 RBIs, a .794 OPS and a 122 OPS+ within the common season. Dombrowski talked Wednesday about Hoskins’ streakiness on the plate and struggles within the subject, however when Hoskins is scorching offensively, he can carry a workforce for weeks. For instance, Hoskins batted .263 with six residence runs, 12 RBIs, 4 walks, 13 strikeouts and a 1.070 OPS throughout a 10-game stretch within the postseason because the Phillies gained their first NL championship since 2009. Conversely, he batted 1- for-31 with 11 strikeouts within the different seven video games.
If Philadelphia indicators Trea Turner, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts or Dansby Swanson to play shortstop, any considered one of them might hit second for the Phillies in 2023. Hoskins, who hit second many of the season, might hit wherever from fourth to sixth, a extra conventional spot for the slugger.
He went 10-7 with a 3.65 ERA in 29 regular-season begins, and 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA and one save in 5 postseason appearances (three begins). Suárez is perhaps one of the vital underrated starters within the National League.
He had a 7.62 ERA in his first 17 appearances earlier than the Phillies optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in May. He returned in June, and he turned probably the greatest relievers within the Major Leagues. In his ultimate 42 regular-season appearances, he posted a 1.66 ERA, struck out 64 and walked 14 in 38 innings. Batters whiffed at his cutter 55.7 p.c of the time, the ninth-highest whiff price of any pitch by any reliever within the Majors (minimal 50 swings).
He was having probably the greatest seasons of any reliever in Phillies historical past when a proper triceps damage price him virtually a month late within the season. He struggled upon his return, then discovered his groove once more within the postseason. Domínguez went 6-5 with a 3.00 ERA and 9 saves in 54 regular-season appearances, hanging out 61 and strolling 22 in 51 innings. He posted a 1.69 ERA in 9 postseason appearances, hanging out 18 and strolling one in 10 2/3 innings.
He missed many of the season due to an injured proper shoulder, then posted a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances. Coonrod is a tough thrower, and velocity is very valued in at this time’s recreation. The Phillies imagine the additional eliminated Coonrod is from his damage, the higher he will probably be. If he’s wholesome and he’s throwing strikes, he may very well be a middle-inning reliever or extra in 2023.
The Phillies acquired Sosa from the Cardinals simply earlier than the Aug. 2 Trade Deadline for left-hander JoJo Romero. They love his glove and so they assume there may be extra within the tank offensively. Dombrowski mentioned Sosa may very well be the workforce’s on a regular basis shortstop subsequent season, however that may solely occur if Philadelphia does not signal Turner, Correa, Bogaerts or Swanson.