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5 Philadelphia Phillies Who Should Be Part Of The Rebuild

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5 Philadelphia Phillies Who Should Be Part Of The Rebuild

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Recently, I talked about five players that the Philadelphia Phillies should definitely part ways with if they do indeed decide to rebuild the team from the ground up. There are a handful of players that have the potential and the skills needed to help the team. With that in mind, here are five players with that the Phillies should consider keeping in a rebuild.

5. Ken Giles

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5. Ken Giles

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Giles made quite an impression in his MLB debut with a 100 mph fastball. Other than giving up a home run in that same game (due to nerves more than anything else), he has been a solid part of the Phillies bullpen since being called up.

4. Cody Asche

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4. Cody Asche

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Other than a short stint on the DL, Asche has really impressed with both his bat and his play at third base this season. Hitting .246 on the year, most can easily see him as the first piece of a new, improved Phillies lineup of the future.

3. Justin De Fratus

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3. Justin De Fratus

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Like Giles, De Fratus is having an outstanding 2014 season with an ERA of 1.93 and a composure on the mound that wasn't there when he played in the majors previously. Both he and Giles have been a huge part of the reason the Phillies' bullpen has been so good this season.

2. John Mayberry Jr.

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2. John Mayberry Jr.

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Mayberry Jr. has had an off season, of that there is no doubt. But he is a solid utility player that is young enough that he can still improve at the plate. Plus, he would provide some leadership to a very young clubhouse.

1. Cole Hamels

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1. Cole Hamels

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Of all the Phillies left from the 2008 World Series team, Hamels in the only one that would be worth keeping in a rebuild. He is at the peak of his ability right now and could be the ace of this team for years to come.

David Goodman is a Philadelphia Phillies writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter at @PhillyGuyDave, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your circles on Google.