Phillies' pursuit of international players has failed to yield a superstar like Juan Soto or Ronald Acuna Jr.

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Phillies' pursuit of international players has failed to yield a superstar like Juan Soto or Ronald Acuna Jr.
Phillies' pursuit of international players has failed to yield a superstar like Juan Soto or Ronald Acuna Jr.

Phillies' pursuit of international players has failed to yield a superstar like Juan Soto or Ronald Acuna Jr. Sal Agostinelli probably has more frequent flier miles than most pilots. The Phillies' director of international scouting is in perpetual search mode, which is why he watched and he winced during the 2019 postseason as a parade of young international stars dominated the stage. It was impossible not to notice and, even worse, the bulk of them were from the National League East, the Phillies' own division. Washington's Juan Soto, the youngest of them all, shined the brightest, hitting .277 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 17 postseason games while leading the Nationals to their first

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