Spring training is upon us. The first day of games is in full swing. Here is a look at the contract situation for the 2021 Philadephia Phillies offensive players this year.
2021 Philadelphia Phillies: Bryce Harper
One of the biggest contracts that the Phillies are going to have to play is Bryce Harper. Harper is in the third year of his 13-year, 330 million dollar contract. In 2020, Harper had his ups and downs. In 58 games, Harper had 51 hits, 13 home runs and 33 RBI"s, and a batting average of .268. This year Harper will be owed 27.54 Million.
The next 2021 Philadelphia Phillies contract is J.T Realmuto. Realmuto is one of the newest players to renew his contract. Signing Realmuto was one of the most important things the Phillies did this offseason. Realmuto is one of the best catchers in baseball and has had a huge impact on both sides of the Diamond.
This is Segura"s third season with the Phillies after being traded to the Phillies from Seattle. Segura is currently under a five-year, 70 million dollar contract that will end after the 2022 season and has a 17 million dollar club option and a one million buyout dollar for the 2023 season. This past season Segura Batted .266 batting average and had 7 home runs and had 25 RBI"s.
The next 2021 Philadelphia Phillies contract is Andrew McCutchen. Going into the 2021 season McCutchen is going into the final year of his three-year contract. McCutchen has been a huge help offensively for the Phillies when he is healthy. In 2020 McCutchen had 55 hits, 10 home runs, and 34 RBI"s with a batting average of .253.
One of the more recent players that the Phillies Resigned is Didi Gregorius. The Phillies signed Gregorius after the 2020 season. In his first season with the Phillies Gregorius had a Batting average of .284, hit 10 home runs, and 40 RBI"s. During the Offseason this year the Phillies resigned Gregorius two-year deal.
One player that the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies are signed for a long-term contract is Scott Kingery. Kingery is in the third year of his six-year, 24 million dollar contract with the team. This season the Phillies will be Paying Kingery 4.25 million dollars. Kingery is inked with the Phillies until 2023. After the 2023 season, Kingery has a 1 million dollar free agent option in his contract. This investment has been very beneficial for the Phillies as Kingery has been a huge help on both sides of the ball. Although he did not have a good 2020 season due to injury. In the 2019 season, Kingery batted .258, had 19 home runs, and 55 RBIs. Hopefully, he can return to full form in 2021.
The next player that the Phillies are paying this year is Rhys Hoskins. Hoskins is signed for one-year for 4.8 Million dollars. Hoskins agreed to a one-year contract during the offseason to avoid having to go through the arbitration process with the Phillies. In 2020, Hoskins averaged .245 and had 10 home runs and 26 RBI"s.
The next player that the Phillies are paying this year is Andrew Knapp. This year Knapp is signed to a one-year, 1.1 million dollar contract with the team. Last year Knapp played 33 games. Knapp batted .278, with 15 RBIs, and two home runs. Knapps mainly saw the field while J.T Realmuto was out with an injury for a big portion of last season.
Over the course, the Phillies made a lot of moves to improve their pitching. During the offseason, they signed high-quality relievers such as Chase Anderson and Matt Morr. They also traded for Giants reliever Sam Coonrod.
Overall, the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies have done a good job of bringing their bigger pieces back. For this year, that was J.T Realmuto and Gregorious. They also finally made moves to fix the bullpen. Hopefully, these moves pay off during the season.
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