The Phillies acquired Tommy Joseph, who was being blocked by all-star catcher Buster Posey, in the Hunter Pence deal last July from San Francisco. Joseph, who was thought to be an above-average catching prospect, has been impressive in his first game action with the Phillies. In six Spring Training games, Joseph has six hits (two doubles, HR) in 13 at-bats, with a .462/.462/.846 line. While swinging a hot bat and displaying a strong arm behind the plate, Joseph’s most impressive quality, especially for a 21 year-old, might be his leadership.
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