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2019 Phillies Report Cards: May

A mostly successful month ended at the start of a slide, though the team still clings to first place in the East

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

We carry on with part two of this season’s monthly verdicts. You can revisit April’s grades here, or in the tables below.

Stats are through games on 5/31


Pitcher Report Cards

Player April May June July August September Final Grade
Player April May June July August September Final Grade
Aaron Altherr A - -
Jose Alvarez D- A- B-
Drew Anderson Inc - -
Victor Arano B+ - -
Jake Arrieta B B- D+
Austin Davis Inc C Inc
Enyel De Los Santos Inc B- Inc
Seranthony Dominguez B- B Inc
Zach Eflin A- B+ B
Jerad Eickhoff A- C F
Edgar Garcia - B- D-
J.D. Hammer - Inc D
Tommy Hunter - - Inc
Cole Irvin - C D-
Adam Morgan A C F
Hector Neris A- A D
Pat Neshek B+ C- Inc
Juan Nicasio C- C B+
Aaron Nola C- B B-
Nick Pivetta D- C+ B-
Edubray Ramos D Inc B+
Yacksel Rios - Inc Inc
David Robertson D - -
Sean Rodriguez - - lol
Fernando Salas - - Inc
Ranger Suarez - - C+
Vince Velasquez A- F C+

The Good

Hector Neris was lights-out ... Jose Alvarez had a redemptive turn after a rought start to his year ... Zach Eflin was the best starter for a second straight month, even if it was a closer race this time ... Aaron Nola more closely resembled his 2018 form, albeit still with more walks than usual.

The Bad

The lefties took lumps, as Adam Morgan, Austin Davis, and Cole Irvin all had middling months ... Jerad Eickhoff allowed 10 homers in 31.1 innings.

The Ugly

Vince Velasquez looked hollowed-out after returning from injury, and the role change hasn’t been a fix yet ... Pat Neshek was ineffective prior to getting hurt.

Complete May pitching stats


Hitter Report Cards

Player April May June July August September Final Grade
Player April May June July August September Final Grade
Aaron Altherr F Inc -
Jay Bruce - - A-
Dylan Cozens Inc - -
Maikel Franco B+ F B
Phil Gosselin C- D Inc
Bryce Harper B+ B B+
Adam Haseley - - Inc
Cesar Hernandez B- A C
Odubel Herrera C+ F -
Rhys Hoskins A B+ B+
Scott Kingery A B A
Andrew Knapp C- C D-
Andrew McCutchen B A- Inc
Brad Miller - - A
Roman Quinn D - D
J.T. Realmuto B- C C+
Sean Rodriguez B B+ D
Jean Segura A- B- C
Mitch Walding Inc - -
Nick Williams C- F Inc

The Good

Cesar Hernandez was excellent (.327/.380/.551) and positioned himself to be part of early All-Star conversations ... Andrew McCutchen was stellar in the lead-off spot, nearly walking as much as he struck out ... Bryce Harper started to resemble his typical self more and more as the month wore on ... When Rhys Hoskins gets hot, it feels like every game has a chance to be a multi-XBH game.

The Bad

The bench was, once again, disappointing as a unit, despite Sean Rodriguez’s best efforts in 20 PA ... Andrew Knapp is still working ABs, but not getting hits to drop.

The Ugly

Maikel Franco completely cratered after a great April (.476 OPS) ... Nick Williams often looked lost and defeated at the plate ... Odubel Herrera can peace the hell on out of here, for all I care.

Complete May hitting stats

The Phillies finished with a 17-11 record and a 3-game lead on the Braves for first in the NL East. Their existing issues didn’t really improve, and injuries are beginning to pile up. Finding a way to get through June — perhaps with a sneaky breakout from promoted prospect Adam Haseley — is absolutely crucial.

Forget about how badly June has started for just a moment, and focus on May. Time to vote!


What grade would you give the Phillies for June 2019?

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