It’s up to you to tell us who should be part of the Phillies All-Time team. During the winter, we’ll unveil one position at a time for you to vote on. After all the votes are tallied, and all the position filled, we’ll release the results. Make your vote count!
- Chuck Klein (15 seasons, 2x All-Star, 1x MVP): .326 avg, .935 OPS, 243 HR, 983 RBI, 33.3 WAR
- Johnny Callison (10 seasons, 3x All-Star): .271 avg, .795 OPS, 185 HR, 666 RBI, 37.2 WAR
- Bobby Abreu (9 seasons, 2x All-Star): .303 avg, .928 OPS, 195 HR, 814 RBI, 45.4 WAR
Who were voting for:
Eric Seidman: Delmon Young. In all seriousness, Bobby Abreu. I don’t care if he didn’t run into walls. He stayed healthy year-in, year-out and from 1998-2005, he hit .305/.415/.519 with averages of 23 HR and 29 SB over 157 games. There were problems with those Phillies teams, but he was always unfairly criticized for things that mattered little while not getting recognition, even from his own fanbase, for the areas in which he excelled. He was a 20 HR/20 SB player in 7 of his 8 full season with the Phillies, two of which were 30 HR/30 SB years.
Jon Nisula: For a guy that got so much criticism, you might not think that Bobby Abreu was the best RF in Phillies history. But I think that’s the case. He was producing consistently for the Phils, and actually had the highest cumulative fWAR among all Phillies RFers.
Jay Floyd: The top right-fielder in team history is Chuck Klein, who was the National League MVP in 1932 a year before he locked down the offensive Triple Crown, leading the NL in home runs (28), RBI (120) and batting average (.368). Klein ranks among the all-time team leaders in hits, runs, RBI and home runs. Also, he is the only Phillie to ever have over 100 extra-base hits in a season and he did that twice!
Pat Gallen: It has to be Bobby Abreu, hands down. Plus, who didn’t enjoy listening to Dan Baker announce him. “Now batting for the Phillies…number 53…Bobby A-bre-uuuu.”