Players that Played for Reds and Phillies

7 Baseball Players who Played for Reds and Phillies

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Reds and the Phillies.

Scott Rolen

Scott Rolen, who played from 1996 to 2012, is best known for his time as a third baseman with the Phillies, Cardinals and Reds. (He also played about a season and a half with the Blue Jays)

Rolen was a dynamic player, known for his combination of power-hitting and stellar defense. He compiled over 2,000 hits, 316 home runs, and won eight Gold Glove Awards (Phillies, Cardinals, Reds).

Rolen was also Rookie of the Year in 1997 with the Phillies and made 7 All-Star appearances (Phillies, Cardinals, Reds)

His remarkable defensive abilities and consistent power at the plate earned him significant respect throughout his career and ultimately led to his induction into the Hall of Fame in 2023.

Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan, who played in the Major Leagues from 1963 to 1984, is best remembered for his time as a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. Over his 22-season career, Morgan recorded over 2500 hits, 268 home runs, and a .271 career batting average.

He was named an All-Star 10 times (Astros, Reds), 5x Gold Glove winner (Reds), won the National League MVP twice (in 1975 and 1976 with Reds), and was instrumental in leading the “Big Red Machine” Reds to back-to-back World Series championships in 1975 and 1976.

Known for his speed, power, and defensive skills at second base, Morgan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990, cementing his legacy as one of the sport’s greatest players.

Nick Castellanos

Nick Castellanos made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers in 2013, where he spent the first 7 seasons of his career. In Detroit, he developed into a reliable source of power and run production.

In 2019, Castellanos was traded to the Chicago Cubs, where he had a strong finish to the season, hitting .321 with 16 home runs in just 51 games. Following this stint with the Cubs, he’s continued on to the Reds and now the Phillies and continues to improve as his career progresses.

Up to this point, he has been awarded multiple accolades, including being named an All-Star twice and winning a Silver Slugger award.

Castellanos Key Stats

  • All-Star (Reds, Phillies)
  • Silver Slugger (Reds)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Tigers, Reds)

Ron Gant

Ron Gant played from 1987 to 2003 and is probably best remembered for his time with the Braves and Reds. However, Gant played for 8 teams over his 16-year career making him an extremely versatile Immaculate Grid player.

Gant brought a dynamic mix of power and speed to the game, hitting over 300 home runs and stealing more than 240 bases during his career. In 1993, Gant hit a career-high 36 home runs and drove in 117 RBIs while finishing 5th in MVP voting.

Gant was a two-time All-Star and his 30-30 seasons (30 home runs and 30 stolen bases) in 1990 and 1991 were also high points in his career. After a devastating motorcycle accident before the 1994 season, Gant made an impressive comeback, proving his resilience and further endearing him to fans.

Aaron Harang

Aaron Harang is best known for his time with the Reds but had the kind of journeyman career that makes him a beast for the Immaculate Grid. Harang played for 8 different teams over his 14-year career – 6 of them for only a year (or less).

Harang was a workhorse on the mound, accumulating over 100 wins and more than 1,800 strikeouts in his career. His best years were with the Reds in 2006 and 2007 – finishing 4th in Cy Young voting in ’07.

Benito Santiago

As a young catcher growing up, I remember seeing Benito Santiago throwing players out from his knees and thought it was the coolest thing ever and something I remember imitating in Little League games.

But, that’s not what matters here. What matters is that 5 time All-Star Benito Santiago played for 9 different teams throughout this 20 year career which makes him an absolute force on the Immaculate Grid.

Santiago played for Padres, Giants, Reds, (Florida) Marlins, Blue Jays, Royals, Pirates, Phillies and Cubs.

Didi Gregorius

Didi Gregorius had an 11-year career in the majors and was a shortstop known best for his time with the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.

Gregorius ended his career 1 hit shy of 1000 and hit 134 home runs with a .257 career batting average.

Notable for his solid defensive skills and power at the plate (for a shortstop), he had several strong seasons with the Yankees, including 2018, where he hit .268 with 27 home runs and 86 RBIs.

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