Those eight players received the overwhelming majority of the playing time in the infield for a team that finished with the worst overall record in Major League Baseball.
In applying a letter grade to performances for seven of the eight (since one will be evaluated as an outfielder), there was no consideration for things like "potential" or "experience", and instead the players are simply graded on their actual production and performance.
'The Big Piece' produced a team-leading 23 homers and 77 RBI, tied for the team lead with 207 total bases, and his 29 doubles were second on the club. But that is all that the $25 million contract gets the Phillies these days, occasional power.
His .229/.277/.443 slash line is atrocious, his -1.4 WAR figure is troubling, and he led the team with 138 strikeouts.
His defense remained sub par, though never in his career has he been a threat to win a Gold Glove. He looked in great shape as far as physical conditioning, which appeared to help him make some plays that he wouldn't have come close to making in previous years.
Howard isn't necessarily washed up, he just isn't an everyday player anymore, as his numbers when facing left-handed pitching are much worse than his overall numbers.
He's not likely to be traded without the Phils eating his entire contract at this point, and he could be released outright.
However, the most likely scenario is that he returns for one more go-around in 2016, possibly as part of a straight first base platoon with the righty hitting Ruf.
The new Phillies management will face a difficult decision in deciding how to proceed with Hernandez, at least for 2016.
Is he the presumptive incumbent at second base? Does the team return Odubel Herrera there? Does Darnell Sweeney get a chance to challenge for the starting role? Hernandez will likely go to spring training having to fight for the starting nod.
Freddy Galvis - 'D': inheriting the shortstop position from the traded Jimmy Rollins, Galvis got off to a strong start. But over the course of the season, his offensive production seriously declined.
He finished with a .263 average and just a .302 on-base percentage. He had little power, hitting just 7 homers and 20 doubles over a team-high 603 plate appearances.
Galvis has a little more pop, a little less speed, than Hernandez, but otherwise is not very much different as far as value.
He was advertised as a strong defensive shortstop, but was as inconsistent with the glove as he was with a bat in his hands.
Galvis finished with a .973 fielding percentage that was basically league-average, and he made 17 errors. To give that figure some context, Rollins never made more than 14 in any Phillies season, and made fewer than 10 errors in five of his final seven seasons in red pinstripes.
Galvis is clearly only a placeholder until the team's top prospect, shortstop J.P. Crawford, is ready to take over the position.
That should happen no later than September of 2016, which means Galvis is likely to get one more shot as a regular starter.
OTHERS: Asche started 51 games at 3rd base. However, he also started 61 and played in 63 overall games in left field. So we're goint to evaluate Asche as an outfielder in the coming days.
Sweeney didn't make his MLB debut until late August, and appeared in just 9 games at second base and one at third base, so we certainly cannot give him any kind of fair grade based on such limited play.
Ditto for Chase d'Arnaud, who appeared in just three late-season games at shortstop and one at third base.
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin experimented with a number of lineup combinations and positional roles during the final few weeks of the 2015 season, trying to get a handle of where players such as Galvis and Blanco might be able to best fit in 2016.
In a September 21st game against the Atlanta Braves, Mackanin started Galvis at second base and Blanco at shortstop.
"It's not going to hurt [Galvis] to move around a little bit. Just keeping him versatile," Mackanin said before the game, per Philly.com's Jake Kaplan. "We've seen him there before, and he's been really good over there. There's no ulterior motive to it other than just maybe change the scenery for everybody."
The Phillies should soon be starting an infield that features Crawford at shortstop and Franco at third base.
The hope is that combination will spend years together on that left side and near the top of the team batting order, and that the club can find productive pieces for the right side.
For Phillies fans who have quickly grown weary of the "temporary" infield that was on display in 2015, those days cannot come quickly enough.