2015 Phillies Report Cards Anthology

Since the beginning of October, we’ve been posting a report card for nearly every player to don Phillies red pinstripes in 2015. At long last, the list has been exhausted (as are we). If you missed any of them, use the convenient list below. Each author’s name is a link to his or her Twitter account, so make sure you’re following all of us!

Date Player Pos Grade Author Link
 October 6 Chad Billingsley SP C- Bill Baer Link
 October 7 Elvis Araujo RP A- Corinne Landrey Link
 October 8 Darnell Sweeney UT Inc. Adam Dembowitz Link
 October 9 Dalier Hinojosa RP A Michael Baumann Link
 October 10 Cody Asche UT F Bill Baer Link
 October 11 Ryan Howard 1B D Corinne Landrey Link
 October 12 Jonathan Papelbon RP A- Michael Baumann Link
 October 13 Alec Asher SP C+ Michael Baumann Link
 October 14 Jeanmar Gomez RP A Bill Baer Link
 October 15 Andres Blanco UT A+ Corinne Landrey Link
 October 16 Jake Diekman RP C- Adam Dembowitz Link
 October 17 Severino Gonzalez SP D+ Michael Baumann Link
 October 18 Jeff Francoeur OF B+ Bill Baer Link
 October 19 David Buchanan SP F Corinne Landrey Link
 October 20 Sean O’Sullivan  SP F Adam Dembowitz Link
 October 21 Domonic Brown OF F Bill Baer Link
 October 22 Jerad Eickhoff SP A Brad Engler Link
 October 23 Cameron Rupp C B+ Michael Baumann Link
 October 24 Aaron Altherr OF A Corinne Landrey Link
 October 25 Freddy Galvis SS C- Brad Engler Link
 October 26 Odubel Herrera OF A Adam Dembowitz Link
 October 27 Ken Giles RP  A+ Bill Baer Link
 October 28 Aaron Nola SP A- Brad Engler Link
 October 29 Jerome Williams SP F Adam Dembowitz Link
 October 30 Cesar Hernandez 2B B- Corinne Landrey Link
 October 31 Justin De Fratus RP D+ Brad Engler Link
 November 1 Darin Ruf 1B/OF D Adam Dembowitz Link
 November 2 Luis Garcia RP A Michael Baumann Link
 November 3 Maikel Franco 3B A Brad Engler Link
 November 4 Chase Utley 2B F Bill Baer Link
 November 5 Cole Hamels SP A- Corinne Landrey Link
 November 6 Ben Revere OF B Brad Engler Link
 November 7 Hector Neris RP A+ Michael Baumann Link
 November 8 Aaron Harang SP F Adam Dembowitz Link
 November 9 Adam Morgan SP  C+ Brad Engler Link
 November 10 Pete Mackanin MGR A- Bill Baer Link
 November 11 Ryne Sandberg MGR F Corinne Landrey Link
 November 13 Ruben Amaro, Jr. GM A Brad Engler Link

The grade distribution:

Grade Count %
A 16 42.1%
B 4 10.5%
C 5 13.2%
D 4 10.5%
F 8 21.1%
Other 1 2.6%
Total 38 100.0%

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  1. Romus

    November 14, 2015 09:42 AM

    The five professors graded fairly high.
    For a team with 99 loses, and bottom of the entire league, and getting 55.2% of grades B or better would appear to tilt the bell curve a bit starboard.

    • Michael C Lorah

      November 14, 2015 10:55 AM

      A lot of those As came from the bullpen and are merited, or close to it. The pen did a good job mostly.

      Hamels, Nola, and Altherr are probably all a letter grade ahead of where they should be though, with a caveat that Cole could’ve had better results if he had better defense behind him.

      • Steve

        November 14, 2015 01:39 PM

        The grading scale is different for each player. For example, the expectations for Hamels and Eickhoff were extremely different, but both pitched up to their potential. A teams full of superstars who perform at an A level should make the playoffs, a team full of Rookies, utility players, and aging veterans can still wind up sub .500 despite havin numerous players live up to their potential. The expectations were just that low.

    • Paul

      November 15, 2015 07:24 AM

      Note, though, that there were generally more innings and PAs from the players that had lower grades. I’d be curious to see a weighted mean grade for the pitchers and for the players. (I’m such a math nerd.)

  2. Bail Plair

    November 16, 2015 07:41 AM

    Also, Chooch and his obvious D or F are missing, which would bring down the average. How soon we forget…

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