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Phillies | Darnell Sweeney leading off again

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:30:12 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Darnell Sweeney is starting in left field and hitting leadoff against New York Mets SP Matt Harvey Wednesday, Sept. 2. OF Aaron Altherr is starting on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Sweeney ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is a switch-hitting prospect that came over from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Chase Utley swap last month, and he's a promising youngster that should attract attention in keeper leagues. However, going up against a well-rested Harvey tonight isn't a great time to use him as a sleeper on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Domonic Brown returns to lineup

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:39:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown will bat sixth and play right field against San Diego Padres SP Colin Rea Saturday, Aug. 29. OF Aaron Altherr, who played right field Friday, Aug. 28, will bat third and play left field Saturday, with OF Cody Asche getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Brown ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is batting only .175 with three home runs and 11 RBIs this month, so he should be ignored for fantasy purposes. Altherr ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is 7-for-27 this season, with all of his hits having gone for extra bases (four doubles, one triple and two home runs). He could be worth a flier in FantasyScore tonight.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr batting third against Friars

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:44:16 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr is batting third against San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy Friday, Aug. 28. OF Domonic Brown is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: It is the first game Altherr ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has started against a right-handed pitcher, and he checks out as a potential low-price flier for FantasyScore players Friday. Just note it isn't a great matcup, as Kennedy ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) has allowed three runs or fewer in 14 of his past 15 starts and owns a 2.63 ERA during the stretch. At this point, Brown ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation play in all fantasy formats, and you should aim higher.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr hitting fifth vs. Mets

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:23:01 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr is starting in left field and batting fifth against New York Mets SP Jon Niese Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Cody Asche is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has flashed some pop with two home runs and a .667 slugging percentage through his first 21 plate appearances. He is a viable flier at FantasyScore Thursday. Asche ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has been trending in the right direction with a .276/.364/.483 slash line in August, but he is still nothing more than a low-end option in all fantasy formats.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr making second career start

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:46:39 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr is starting in left field and hitting sixth against Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand Thursday, Aug. 20, in his second career major league start. OF Cody Asche will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr homered and doubled in his first major league start last night, and riding with him again as a deep sleeper on FantasyScore tonight against Hand isn't crazy. He hit .294 (60-for-204) with eight home runs and 38 RBI for Class AAA Lehigh Valley this season.

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Phillies | No Cody Asche vs. Jay Birds

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:01:18 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Cody Asche is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 19. OF Aaron Altherr is starting in left field and batting sixth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Asche ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) owns a .310/.355/.507 slash line over his past 21 games, as the youngster stands to finish the season strong. He is worth a look in deeper seasonal leagues. Altherr has just seven career plate appearances, so his inexperience will likely leave him vulnerable to a crafty-veteran hurler like Buehrle ($6,400, 12.8% of cap).

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr sent down, Domonic Brown likely returning

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:18:16 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr was optioned to Double-A Reading Thursday, July 3. In a corresponding move, manager Ryne Sandberg said he expects OF Domonic Brown to be recalled Friday, July 4. Brown has been on the paternity list since Tuesday, July 1.

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Phillies | Domonic Brown to paternity list

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:15:54 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies activated SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (shoulder) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to the minors Wednesday, July 2. The team also placed OF Domonic Brown on the paternity list, called up OF Aaron Altherr from the minors and moved RP Mike Adams (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.

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Phillies | Cameron Rupp recalled, Aaron Altherr down

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:01:35 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies recalled C Cameron Rupp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Thursday, June 19, and optioned OF Aaron Altherr to Double-A Reading in a corresponding move.

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Phillies | Tony Gwynn Jr. placed on bereavement list

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:50:42 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed OF Tony Gwynn Jr. on the bereavement list. The team also recalled OF Aaron Altherr from Double-A Reading.

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