Phillies Power Rankings Roundup: Week 21
Below is a graph of where the Phillies have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Phillies this week:
Phillies ranked 21st - "Sometimes they're lights-out, and at other times they get lit up. Although the Phillies' pitching staff is tied for the league lead in team shutouts, with 11, it ranks second-worst in the National League in doubles and home runs allowed."
Phillies ranked 21st - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.
Phillies ranked 21st - "Just five wins away from matching 2015 victory total."
Phillies ranked 23rd - "Following series losses to the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals last week, the Philadelphia Phillies drop into the bottom third of the rankings after entering the week with a solid 8-5 record in the month of August.
The Phillies were surprise contenders early on, and they've played some quality baseball all year, but this remains a rebuilding team more focused on developing its young talent than anything else.
Jake Thompson will be a big one to watch over the season's final weeks.
The right-hander has been hit hard so far with an 8.79 ERA and 1.605 WHIP, but he has a legitimate No. 2-starter ceiling and little left to prove in the minors.
He'll be pitching for a spot in the 2017 rotation down the stretch."
Phillies ranked 21st - "Missin you, Chase."