Player: Tagg Bozied
Acquired: he was signed as a free agent.
2009 Stats: none
Intangibles: He’s a small signing with an interesting history. He never played in the majors. He was once a highly touted power prospect before he hurt himself in 2004 celebrating a game-winning homer and was never really the same. He did have some impressive years including his stellar 2008 where he batted .306 with 26 homers and 80 RBI’s in 123 games. He is still unproven talent despite being 30.
Expectations: He could make a mid-season call-up and even potentially vie for a spot on the opening day roster as a power bat off the bench. He has power and is a decent batter in the AAA systems but who knows if he will be anything for the Phillies. He was a low-risk move with a high-reward potential.