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Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius had a dreadful time at the plate in 2021. Over 103 games, he slashed .209/.270/.370 with 13 home runs, 54 RBI and 35 runs. His 26.6% hard-hit rate ranked in the 4th percentile of the league while his .320 xSLG ranked in the 6th percentile. Last week, Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski stated that Gregorius had been told that he wasn't guaranteed to be the team's starting shortstop in 2022. The former Yankee is on the books for about $14 million next year, so he'd be an expensive backup. We'll see if the team makes a push for a star shortstop amidst a loaded free agent class headlined by Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Trevor Story and Javier Baez.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tyler Alexander ended the year on a high note on Sunday. Facing the Chicago White Sox, he pitched six innings and allowed four hits, two walks and one earned run while striking out four. The 27-year-old began the year in the bullpen before switching over to the rotation. He typically didn't pitch too deep into games after joining the rotation, but he did a solid job of limiting run scoring throughout the year. Over 106.1 innings on the season, he maintained a 3.81 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and a 19.3% strikeout rate. The Tigers will have a lot of arms competing for a rotation spot next year. Alexander has a shot to earn a role in the back end of the rotation with a strong offseason.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is getting the day off during the team's season finale against the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Andrew Knapp is catching for the team and batting eighth in the lineup. Realmuto had another strong season at the plate in 2021. Over 133 games, he slashed .263/.343/.440 with 17 home runs, 13 stolen bases, 73 RBI and 64 runs. He figures to be one of the first catchers off the board in all fantasy drafts once again next spring.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius isn't in the starting lineup on Saturday for a matchup with the Miami Marlins and left-hander Jesus Luzardo. Gregorius is hitting .208 with a .267 on-base percentage, 13 home runs, and three stolen bases in 405 plate appearances this season. Freddy Galvis is batting sixth and moving over to start at shortstop. The veteran is hitting .239 with a .300 on-base percentage, 13 home runs, and a stolen base in 386 plate appearances this season. You're probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help at shortstop on Saturday.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double to help power the Phillies to a 5-0 win over the Marlins. The blast was Harper's 39th of the season as he continues to make his MVP case despite the Phillies being eliminated from postseason contention earlier in the week. On the season, Harper is slashing .308/.429/.615 to lead baseball with a 1.043 OPS. Two more matchups in Miami await Harper and the Phillies.