Throughout this week, we’ll unveil the list of the 50 most valuable people to the Phillies’ success in 2017. These are the most valuable people in the Phillies’ organization: The 2017 Phillies Value 50.
Methodology: The team at Phillies Nation each ranked who is most valuable to the Phillies’ success in 2017, from 1-50. We added up the rankings (anyone unranked immediately received a 51), then sorted the list.
30. Jeremy Hellickson, right-handed pitcher
The most expensive player on the payroll will be expected to earn some trade value while continuing to help the young starters grow.
29. Cesar Hernandez, second baseman
A big year for Hernandez. Can he repeat his second half of 2016 over much of this season? If so, he may just be part of the team’s future.
28. Jerad Eickhoff, right-handed pitcher
Arguably the most consistent performer on the roster, but there’s still room to grow for the righty.
27. David Montgomery, owner
Still a face of the organization, Montgomery still has the ability to sell this team to fans across the region.
26. Mickey Moniak, outfielder
High expectations for the No. 1 pick, who with a solid 2017 performance could find himself two steps from the majors.
25. Nick Williams, outfielder
A crucial season for Williams. Is he the everyday outfielder the Phils thought they acquired from Texas? Some future decisions may depend on the answer.
24. Scott Freedman, baseball operations director
Hired as an “extern” to work with analytics, Freedman now works right alongside Matt Klentak, helping to build the Phillies partially through data-driven study.
23. Mike Ondo, professional scouting director
The seeds of a major future trade or free agent acquisition are sown with Ondo, who oversees the organization’s search for major league value and benefit.
22. Joe Rauch, minor league training coordinator
With all the development happening in the minor leagues, health and wellness is of utmost importance.
21. Tommy Joseph, first baseman
Kirsten Swanson has more on what Joseph means to the Phillies in 2017.