Tommy Joseph, Infield, Philadelphia Phillies, #19
Date of Birth: 7/16/1991
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona
Nickname: ToJo, The Scorpion
Tommy Joseph, infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, was a top player in high school. In 2009, he was named the Arizona High School Player of the Year.
Joseph was first drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2009. He played in their minor league system in 2010 and 2011.
The Giants traded Joseph to the Phillies on July 31, 2012. He then continued in the minors through 2015.
In 2016, Joseph played in 107 games with the Phillies. He hit his first major league home run on May 17th. He finished the season with 81 hits, 15 doubles, 21 home runs, 47 RBIs, 75 strikeouts to 22 walks, and a .257 batting average. Defensively, as a first baseman in 97 games, he made 36 assists, 69 double plays, 612 putouts, and 7 errors and he had a fielding percentage of .989.