Player: Miguel Cairo
Consistency: Cairo had a Jekyll and Hyde like year. He started out the season so bad that he got waived, wasn’t picked up, and sent to the Phillies AAA team in May. Then he came back up in August and played really well, batting .370 in September and October combined. He earned himself a spot on the playoff roster for the NLDS and NLCS but didn’t record a hit in five at bats.
Regular Season Stats: 27 G, 45 AB, 6 R, 12 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB, 0 BB, 4 K, .267 AVG, .283 OBP, .422 SLG
Post Season Stats: 4 G, 5 AB, 1 K
Fielding: He only played 13 innings in the field and didn’t record an error.
Health: He was never hurt.
Intangibles: He was excellent at the end of the season, a huge surprise to everyone after his dismal start. He was called upon five times in the playoffs and didn’t produce. His career in Philly is over along with the prior two bench players.
Overall Grade: C. His strong finish brought his grade up. In fact, if he never returned, I probably wouldn’t have included him in this segement.