The Philadelphia Phillies have many trade chips on their current roster that would interest teams and outfielder Ben Revere is one of them.
On the trade market, Revere is drawing interest and the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners “seem the most interested in acquiring him, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Revere, 27, is making $4.1 million in 2015 and is only arbitration eligible for one more season before becoming a free agent in 2018.
If there is anything that Revere is above average in, it’s defense. He is capable of playing all three outfield positions and he has done that this season. In 61 total games played this season, Revere has recorded zero errors. Since 2013, he has only six errors on defense.
With the Angels, Revere would likely play left field, which is the position he has played the most with the Phillies this season (42 of 61 games). If acquired by the Angels, Revere would replace Efren Navarro and Matt Joyce, giving the Angels a steady presence next to Mike Trout in the outfield.
With the Mariners, Revere’s role would be unclear. What they would do with Revere if they did in fact acquire him is unknown, but it is possible that he could form a platoon in left field with Seth Smith. Their interest in Revere is surprising, nonetheless.
On the season, Revere is hitting .268 with zero home runs, 16 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
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