Phils' Offense In A Pinch

According to baseball-reference.com, Phillies' pinch-hitters have a higher batting average than any other position on the club, edging out center field, third base and shortstop.

And for all us National League purists, Phillies' pitchers have a higher batting average and slugging percentage than their designated hitters (although they have only needed a DH in six games).

The Phils' hitting breakdown based on where each batter was listed as playing when he came to bat:

Position      Avg.      OBA Slg. H-AB      HR      RBI
Catcher .230 .334      .314      68-296 4 19
First Base .257 .351 .483 85-331 18 70
Second Base      .261 .329 .379 84-322 4 31
Third Base .269 .326 .340 94-350 4 44
Shortstop .268 .338 .387 97-362 8 37
Left Field .238 .291 .403 81-340 11 45
Center Field .270 .338 .465 96-355 12 43
Right Field .230 .329 .390 73-318 12 43
DH .136 .240 .136 3-  22 0 1
Pitcher .149 .177 .172 26-174 0 9
Pinch-Hitter .271 .348 .347 32-118 1 17

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