In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR – just for the fun of it! Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams. You can catch up on the rules for player eligibility here.
The American League results are in! Click here to see who’s protected and who’s available for each AL team.
Click here for previous entries in the series. The Phillies are up next.
First, we’ll remove free agents J.T. Realmuto, Jay Bruce, Tommy Hunter, Jake Arrieta, Didi Gregorius, Jose Alvarez, and David Robertson from consideration. Bryce Harper and Jean Segura will make the protected list due to their no-trade clauses. As Baseball America Top 100 prospects with a 2020 ETA, Spencer Howard and Alec Bohm will also make the list. We’ll protect a total of 11 players out of the gate:
That leaves four spots for the remaining 19 players. Check out the Phillies’ contract statuses here.
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With that, we turn it over to the MLBTR readership! In the poll below (direct link here), select exactly four players you think the Phillies should protect in our upcoming mock expansion draft. Click here to view the results.