The Philadelphia Phillies are expecting another big year out of Jayson Werth in 2010

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews for Season by chinmusic on Sunday 7 March 2010 at 5:21 pm

30-year old righty swinging Jayson Werth had a true breakout season for the Phillies in 2009 and they hope he can repeat or improve on it in 2010. Werth played in 159 games for the Phillies last season and he was 153 of 571 (.268 avg, .879 OPS) with 98 runs scored, 36 homers, 99 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. Werth made 4 errors in 146 games in RF for the Phillies last season but he showed good range. Werth has a cannon in RF as he had 10 assists there last season. Werth has the potential to put up a 30/30 season in 2010 for the Phillies.

28-year old righty swinging Ben Francisco will be the Phillies’ top backup in RF in 2010. He played in 18 games in RF last season and he didn’t make any errors while showing average range. Francisco also had 1 assist from RF last season.

26-year old switch hitting John Mayberry will be #3 in line in RF in 2010. He played in 39 games for the Phillies last season in which he was 12 of 57 (.211 avg, .724 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 4 homers and 8 RBIs. Mayberry whiffed 23 times for the Phillies in 2009 and that’s way too many. He played 4 error-free games in RF for the Phillies last season while showing average range and he had 1 assist while playing RF. Mayberry needs to make his move in the majors soon.

22-year old lefty swinging Domonic Brown is the Phillies’ top position prospect left. He played in 106 games in Rookie+A+AA ball in which he was 118 of 395 (.299 avg, .880 OPS) with 65 runs scored, 14 homers, 64 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. Brown will be ready for the show soon but the Phillies will likely take it slow with him in 2010.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE RF IN 2010: B+

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