Editor's Note: This is the 17th in a series of looks at the men who suited up for the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies. Luis Garcia was the last player profiled.
Taylor Featherston has the look of a big league ballplayer. In 503 minor league games, he's hit .270/.337/.448 with 56 home runs and 55 stolen bases. He plays good defense at multiple positions.
But in two years at the Major League level, he hasn't hit like a big leaguer, posting a .156/.206/.233 line with nine walks against 57 strikeouts.
Last season was particularly rough, with him hitting .115/.129/.154 in 27 plate appearances. He looked overmatched.
Is Featherston a AAAA player? Someone who stands out at Triple-A -- how many middle-infielders at that level hit 13 homers, four triples and 23 doubles in 99 games -- and can't hack it in the big leagues.
Featherston will be 27 in 2017 and has been invited to big league camp.
2016 grade: D
Will he be back in 2017: If there are any injuries to the middle-infield, he's a lock to return.