Erik has played a key
role for the Phillies during the 2013 season, filling in during two extended stints for starter Carlos Ruiz and managing one
of the top pitching staffs in the Major Leagues, while making only one error on the season and throwing out 30% of attempted
stolen bases. In a position not typically relied on for offensive output, Kratz has added pop to the Phillies lineup,
contributing seven homeruns and seventeen RBI in his first 38 games played this season.