Philadelphia Says Harper ‘Fixed As First baseman’ → Breaking Up With Hoskins?

Bryce Harper, 31, of the Philadelphia Phillies, who has been playing primarily in the designated hitter role since his elbow surgery, will now wear the first base mitt on a regular basis., the official website of Major League Baseball, quoted Philadelphia president Dave Dombrowski on Monday regarding Harper’s position.토토사이트

Bryce Harper’s defense at first base.

According to the report, Harper will start at first base starting in 2024. He’s played a handful of games at first base this season, and he’s expected to be a full-time player there starting in 2024.

This also means that the Phillies will not retain Reese Hoskins, who is eligible for free agency after this season.

Harper started 89 of 126 games at designated hitter and 36 at first base this season. He started in right field before his elbow injury, but hasn’t played the outfield since.

Bryce Harper’s defense at first base.

In his 12th year in the majors, Harper hit .293 with 21 home runs, 72 RBIs, 84 runs scored, 134 hits, a .401 OPS and a .900 slugging percentage in 126 games this season.

Harper then broke out in the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, hitting .462 with three home runs and a 1.765 OPS.

However, in the Championship Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, his batting accuracy fell off, as he batted .217 despite two home runs.

What the Phillies need from Harper is home runs. As the leader of the offense, the Phillies are at their best when Harper hits a home run.

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