Well, it was better than last year! And he did quite well in July and September, less so in August. I think you can write off May and June as shaking off the rust. At this point I don't know that it has anything to do with COVID (or that he's ever spoken of having long COVID per se, he just started suffering physical injuries while he was still recovering from plain old unvaccinated COVID in 2020). But he had major surgery, didn't come back from it until mid-May and only had 305 ABs. Heck, he has barely had a single season's worth of ABs at all levels over the last three years.
So no, you can't count on him at all, but he doesn't have to be cooked, either physically or mechanically, and might finally be able to get of the woods next season. Whether that can or should be with the Phillies - or if there is any scenario where he even stays in the organization once they don't pick up his option - who knows, but so long as you've got him and are paying him (and he doesn't even take up a 40-man spot) he can at least try to win a job come March. Otherwise, he could be someone else's genius dumpster-dive (if the Phillies let that happen).