It’s no secret that many wearing Phillies red last season underwhelmed with their performances on the field. Additionally, as a function of their aged roster, GM Ruben Amaro dealt with a number of his key players winding up on the disabled list at some point during the season. The Phillies finished at 73-89, their worst finish since 2000. They were even worse if you judge them by their expected won-lost record, which was 66-96 according to Baseball Reference.
The silver lining, if there is one, is that the past year makes it possible for some of those who disappointed to bounce back and gain re-entry into our good graces. Below, I’ll identify three Phillies I think could have a bounce-back season, along with three I think might not improve on last year’s numbers.