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Philadelphia Phillies MLB News - Phillies Baseball Blog » The Philadelphia Phillies have been disappointed with their third basemen

The Philadelphia Phillies have been disappointed with their third basemen

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 5 June 2007 at 6:21 pm

The Phillies signed Wes Helms as a free agent to handle thirdbase for them and he has been awful so far this season.  He has played in 46 games this season and he’s 36 for 141 (.255 avg, .617 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 0 homers and 16 RBIs.  If Helms isn’t hitting, he isn’t helping because he’s a poor defensive thirdbaseman.  In fact, Helms has been losing playing time to a couple of other players on the Phillies.  Abraham Nunez is has resurfaced after his horrible first season for the Phillies last year.  He has been playing some third base and he’s been a little bit better than Helms has.  In 42 games this season, he is 29 for 107 (.271 avg, .674 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 0 homers and 10 RBIs.  The Phillies didn’t think much of Greg Dobbs when they signed him but he’s put himself in a great position to earn more playing time.  In 47 games this season he is 27 for 97 (.278 avg, .832 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 5 homers and 22 RBIs.  Look for Dobbs to emerge as the starting thirdbaseman unless Helms finds a groove at the plate soon.

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