The Philadelphia Phillies will soon announce their final roster for 2024 after the end of Spring Training. The Atlanta Braves visit Citizens Bank Park for Opening Day on March 28.

Phillies in 2024

The Phillies have advanced to the NLCS in consecutive seasons. Red October has taken baseball by storm in consecutive postseasons, but the World Series trophy hasn’t returned to Philadelphia. Rob Thomson earned himself the confidence of the fan base after a remarkable turnaround after taking his first job as an MLB manager in 2022.

The romanticization of the miracle ride to the World Series in 2022 is over, however. Thomson now faces the pressure of an intense fan base demanding success after a collapse in the NLCS in 2023. The intensity will heighten at Citizens Bank Park this summer.

Position Groups

The infielders and catchers include plenty of big names and potentially the two most impactful players on the team. Bryce Harper moves into the mix as a first baseman, and Trea Turner will look to rebound after an underwhelming first season in Philadelphia.

Nick Castellanos will play the outfield with less established starters, especially on offense, for the majority of the 2024 season. Harper and Kyle Schwarber likely won’t make many appearances in the outfield this season.

New lucrative contracts for Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola made headlines during the offseason, and the Phillies have plenty of depth behind them in the starting rotation.

The back end of the bullpen looks like a key strength for a World Series contender, as Phillies relievers Jose Alvarado, Seranthony Dominguez, and Gregory Soto will lead the way.

“Our makeup and what goes on in that clubhouse is really special. It’s the best I’ve been around. So you want to keep that, but also they’re very talented. So they grind, and they fight. It’s almost sometimes like a college team (with) the energy that they bring and the way they grind, the way they fight for each other. It’s a really special group.” –Rob Thomson


Phillies 2024 Season Preview & Full Roster Breakdown


 

  • Infielders/Catchers

    The star power dominates the infield at Citizens Bank Park. Harper’s position change drew some offseason headlines, and Trea Turner hopes to get off to a better start in 2024. The “Phillies Day Care” isn’t so young anymore. They’ll look to take the next step into stardom.

    Find some insight on the defensive struggle in the field last season, room for improvement from younger players, and bold prediction about Bryce Harper.

    Philadelphia Phillies 2024 Preview: Infielders/Catchers

    Phillies Getting Hyped

  • Outfielders

    The Phillies will look for better outfield defense in 2024. Kyle Schwarber won’t play many games in left field this season. The bubble roster spots will also depend on which players show versatility with the glove. The outfield contains some of the most intriguing Spring Training storylines.

    Read some revealing defensive statistics and analysis on the center field position battle.

    Philadelphia Phillies 2024 Preview: Outfielders

    Nick Castellanos, Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder

  • Starting Pitchers

    The Phillies enter 2024 with one of the strongest rotations in the majors. Dave Dombrowski spent big money to lock up Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola as the top duo. Playoff baseball often hinges on the performance of top-end starters. Rob Thomson hopes to lean on a pair of aces for a World Series run.

    Read our analysis of the five projected starters, some potential depth pieces, and a top prospect looking to break into the majors.

    Philadelphia Phillies 2024 Preview: Starting Pitchers

    Aaron Nola, who will likely start Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series for the Philadelphia Phillies

  • Bullpen Pitchers

    MLB bullpens rotate plenty of pitchers throughout the season. Established veterans like Jose Alvarado and Seranthony Dominguez have their spots locked up. Who else could earn roles? Will Orion Kerkering be ready for Opening Day?

    Read about Rob Thomson’s unusual strategy at closer and a realization that bullpen pitchers are some of the most unpredictable professional athletes.

    Philadelphia Phillies 2024 Preview: Bullpen Pitchers

    Jose Alvarado, Philadelphia Phillies Bullpen

  • 97.5 The Fanatic

    Watch Kincade & Salciunas on the 97.5 The Fanatic YouTube page for discussion about the latest breaking sports news in Philadelphia.

     

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