Geoff Jenkins & Jayson Werth will share RF for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews for Season by chinmusic on Thursday 27 March 2008 at 2:01 pm

33-year old lefty swinging Geoff Jenkins and 29-year old righty swinging Jayson Werth will likely form a lethal platoon in RF for the Phillies in 2008. Jenkins played in 132 games for the Brewers last season and he was 107 for 420 (.255 avg, .790 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 21 homers and 64 RBIs. He played in 121 games in LF last season and he made 3 errors while showing off impressive range. Jenkins hit much better against righties than lefties so a platoon is a good idea here.

29-year old righty swinging Jayson Werth had a very solid season for the Phillies in 2007. He played in 94 games for the Phillies last year and he was 76 for 255 (.298 avg, .863 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 8 homers, 49 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Werth only made 2 errors in 58 games in RF last season and he showed off good range. Werth dominated lefty pitching last season as he was 33 for 88 (.375 avg) with 5 homers and 22 RBIs against them. He should benefit from getting a lot more at bats against lefty pitchers this season.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 2008 SEASON: B

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