The Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to have the best lineup in baseball this upcoming season.
One reason they should be excited about their lineup is because of Trea Turner.
Adding the former All-star gives the Phillies one of the best one-two punches in the sport.
MLB Nerds released their rankings of top lineup duos in baseball.
They had Turner/Bryce Harper ranked fourth.
Ranking All 30 MLB Lineup Duos for the 2023 season (20-11) pic.twitter.com/6iVnVX9OeJ
— MLB Nerds (@MLBNerds) January 11, 2023
It is interesting to see the Phillies ranked fourth despite Harper and Turner never playing with each other.
But, the same could be said about the Padres duo on the list.
It is not hard to project what the Phillies duo should be able to achieve this season.
Harper should be their top run producer when healthy, and Turner should lead the team in runs scored.
The speed of Turner at the top of their lineup is something the Phillies have not had in years.
He should be able to steal 30+ bases this upcoming season and put himself into scoring position plenty.
Once Harper returns from injury, the Phillies should establish themselves as one of the best offenses in the league.
Some of the other top duos that the Phillies will have to compete with are the St. Louis Cardinals.
Both will once again be a major problem in the NL.
Tatis missed all of last season after suffering a broken wrist from a motorcycle accident.
Then he got suspended for the season for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Soto and Tatis can be very dangerous next season once Tatis returns from suspension.
But, for now, the Phillies hope to stay afloat for the first few months while Harper recovers.
Once he is back on the field, the Phillies duo should carry them to another deep playoff run.