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Simon Muzziotti made his big-league debut in 2022 and didn't spend any time in the majors in 2023, so from that perspective, his season represented a step back. A fair evaluation would be much more mixed. Muzziotti's big-league debut at the start of 2022 wasn't a reflection of his own readiness but rather due to the Phillies' sudden injury crisis in center field. He'd only played eight games at Triple-A before that and had only played 20 total professional games over the previous two seasons due to the pandemic. After his ahead-of-schedule cup of coffee, he spent most of 2022 at Double-A - or rather, he spent most of it dealing with hamstring and knee injuries, playing 55 total games between the majors and minors. With that context, Muzziotti's 2023 campaign can be understood as a refreshingly boring one. He spent all of it as a 24-year-old in Triple-A, remaining healthy for 124 largely unremarkable games. He didn't hit the ball with much authority, homering just seven times, but he struck out just 15.5% of the time, helping him to a .296 batting average, and added 26 steals. He should push for a return to the majors at some point in 2024, but it will likely be in a bench capacity.

Fantasy Stats

Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Base on Balls (Walk)
Stolen Bases
Batting Average
2024 .000
2023 .000
2022 10.1 .143
3y Avg. -0.5-0.2 .000

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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Muzziotti cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Muzziotti passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by Philadelphia last week, so he'll remain in the organization. The 25-year-old received his first taste of the big leagues last season and went 1-for-7 in nine games, though he spent most of the campaign at Lehigh Valley, where he had a .762 OPS in 524 plate appearances.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Designated for assignment

    Muzziotti was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Wednesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. Muzziotti saw spot duty with the Phils in 2022 but spent all of 2023 at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, slashing .296/.358/.404 with seven homers and 26 steals. The 25-year-old's power is lacking, but he can play a good center field and doesn't strike out much, so there could be interest in him on waivers.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Shifting to Triple-A

    Muzziotti was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Todd Zolecki of reports. Muzziotti played in nine games for the Phillies last season and finished the campaign on the injured list with a partially torn right patellar tendon. The 24-year-old is now healthy and is poised to open 2023 at Lehigh Valley, where he appeared in just five games last year.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Cleared for spring training

    Muzziotti (kneecap) will start in left field and bat ninth in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins. Muzziotti will be making his second start of the spring and third appearance overall. The 24-year-old finished the 2022 season on the 60-day injured list due to a partially torn right patellar tendon, but he reported to camp healthy and will be in pursuit of a long-shot bid for a bench spot on Philadelphia's Opening Day roster.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Placed on 60-day injured list

    Muzziotti (knee) was recalled and placed on the 60-day injured list Friday with a partially torn right patellar tendon. The unusual transaction had to be performed to move Muzziotti from the minor-league injured list to the 60-day injured list, which is tied to the major-league roster. It frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Bryce Harper (thumb) to return from his own trip to the 60-day injured list. Muzziotti had already been ruled out for the season back in mid-August, so the move has no effect on his recovery timeline.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Done for season

    Muzziotti suffered a season-ending knee injury Saturday and is expected to be placed on Triple-A Lehigh Valley's injured list within the next few days, Todd Zolecki of reports. Muzziotti had produced a 1.076 OPS over his last 11 games and might have been a candidate for a promotion to Philadelphia if everyday center fielder Brandon Marsh (knee) ends up landing on the IL, but Muzziotti's own injury will end that possibility. The Phillies have yet to announce whether Muzziotti will require surgery to address the knee injury, so his availability for spring training is in flux at the moment.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Headed back to minors

    The Phillies optioned Muzziotti to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Wednesday's 3-1 win over Atlanta. Muzziotti's stay with the Phillies lasted just one day, as he was needed as an extra outfielder with the newly acquired Brandon Marsh not on track to report to the team until Thursday. The Phillies will formally add Marsh to the roster ahead of Thursday's series opener with the Nationals.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Called up as outfield depth

    The Phillies recalled Muzziotti from Triple-A Lehigh Valley ahead of Wednesday's game in Atlanta. Philadelphia designated Odubel Herrera for assignment and traded away Mickey Moniak on Tuesday, getting Brandon Marsh back from the Angels as part of the Moniak deal. Though Marsh is slated to take over as the Phillies' everyday center fielder, he won't join the team until Thursday, so Muzziotti was brought up from the minors to provide the big club with some short-term depth in the outfield. Expect Muzziotti to return to Lehigh Valley when Marsh is officially activated Thursday.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Back in action for Reading

    Muzziotti (hamstring) has gone 3-for-15 with a double, two walks, a stolen base and two runs in four games for Double-A Reading since being activated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday. Muzziotti was on the shelf for just over five weeks before returning to action for Reading. Since being sent back to Double-A in late April after he was included on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, the 23-year-old has slashed .231/.318/.359 over 44 plate appearances.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: On IL at Double-A

    Muzziotti is on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Reading with a hamstring strain, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports. He hit .250/.333/.417 with zero home runs and zero steals in eight games before suffering the injury. Muzziotti is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater soon.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Optioned to Double-A

    Muzziotti was optioned to Double-A Reading on Friday. Muzziotti entered spring fifth on the Phillies' depth chart in center field, but after Adam Haseley was traded to the White Sox and both Odubel Herrera (oblique) and Mickey Moniak (hand) got hurt, he was needed on the Opening Day roster to back up Matt Vierling. He didn't do much with his limited opportunities, going 1-for-7 at the plate, but the Phillies likely weren't expecting much from a player who'd played a grand total of 12 games above High-A. He'll return to a more appropriate level as Herrera returns from the injured list.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Takes seat Monday

    Muzziotti isn't in the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Todd Zolecki of reports. Muzziotti started in two of the last three games and went 1-for-6 with a strikeout. Matt Vierling will start in center field and bat ninth.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Officially called up

    Muzziotti was called up by the Phillies as expected Friday. The Phillies would probably prefer Muzziotti to get more development time in the minors before giving him his first call-up, but the team's hand has been forced by injuries to Odubel Herrera (oblique) and Mickey Moniak (hand). The team needed another player capable of handling center field behind Matt Vierling, who himself may fit best in a corner. Muzziotti should be able to handle the defensive side of things, but his bat may not be ready at this point. He's only played in 20 games over the last two years due to the canceled minors season in 2020 and visa troubles in 2021, with just 12 of those games coming above High-A.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Placed on restricted list

    Muzziotti has been placed on the restricted list due to visa issues, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. The move temporarily frees up a 40-man roster spot, allowing the Phillies to add a non-roster invitee like Brandon Kintzler or Matt Joyce, both of whom were told they'd made the team Friday. It's not clear when Muzziotti will be able to join the team, though he's yet to play above High-A, so while his delays may impact his personal development they won't affect the Phillies' big-league roster.
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  • Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Muzziotti was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Although Muzziotti was shielded from the Rule 5 draft in November, he'll begin the 2021 campaign in the minors after spending the entire 2019 season with High-A Clearwater. He didn't appear in any spring games this year.
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