They currently employ only one regular in the lineup with an on base percentage above .300, and that's Odubel Herrera (.453 OBP). Only two regulars have an OPS above .700 (Franco and Herrera). Naturally with woeful stats like that they're near the bottom in AVG, R, and OPS. Hell, they've been caught stealing (12 CS) more times than they've been successful (11 SB). Things need to change. But what and who? The corner outfield is dreadful, first base is pitiful, and Cesar Hernandez is floundering at 2nd.
Minor League Hope?
Tommy Joseph/1B - 21 G, .375/1.067, 7 DBL, 5 HR, 15 RBI. Lead International League in OPS, which leads us into wanting him promoted.
Brock Stassi, also a first baseman, isn't lighting the world on fire with his bat (.250/.745), but has made 2 scoreless relief appearances this season for the Iron Pigs. In fact, he's made 7 such appearances over his minor league career with astonishing results - 7 G, 8.1 IP, 8 K, 0.00 ERA, and 0.72 WHIP. Let him replace Burriss/Oberholtzer for the price of one. I kid...well, not really.
If Adam Morgan doesn't soon impress with the Phillies, I'd expect Alec Asher to be next in line for every 5th day in Philly. He was terrible in his call-up last season (9.31 ERA in 7 starts), but pitched decent in Spring Training and has been doing well so far in AA/AAA this year (6 GS, 1.98 ERA, 0.85 WHIP).
Edubray Ramos may soon find himself in the Phillies bullpen. He had an outside shot of breaking camp with the team in Spring Training and has continued to progress in AA/AAA so far this year (12 G, 17 IP, 2.12 ERA, 0.65 WHIP).