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Phillies | Aaron Altherr moves rehab to Class AA

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:57:25 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) had his rehab assignment transferred to Class AA Reading.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr is quickly making up for lost time, as he hit .375 in 32 plate appearances between his previous two stops. He was a modest breakout candidate this season before enduring his wrist injury back in spring training, so he'll definitely be someone to watch, at least for deeper formats, as he continues to progress in his rehab. Altherr definitely flashed some notable potential last year as a rookie.

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Phillies | Two Phillies to soon patrol outfield

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:34:07 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) and OF Nick Williams are expected to be called up in the next few weeks. Altherr has a couple of weeks left on a rehab assignment, and Williams has hit safely in 26 of 28 games at Class AAA Lehigh Valley. OF Peter Bourjos and OF Cody Asche have the potential to lose their spots.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr had a .232-5-22 line with six steals in 142 at-bats last season, but he's coming off of wrist surgery. Williams has a .289-8-44 line at Triple-A. Neither are projected to make huge impacts, but both are NL-only depth options if you're looking ahead for potential callups.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr could return next week

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:34:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) could be returning to the club at some point next week. His 20-day rehab clock ends July 27, meaning he must be activated from the disabled list the following day. It's also possible he's optioned to Class AAA Lehigh Valley if the Phillies believe he needs more at-bats before seeing major league pitchers.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr should just be fortunate he was able to return at all this season, after initial concerns were that he'd miss the entire year following his wrist injury in spring training. Owners should certainly take notice, as the 25-year-old flashed notable potential in 2015 as a rookie. Over a full season, he's someone capable of being a 15/15 player.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr begins rehab stint

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:59:59 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment Friday, July 8, in the Gulf Coast League.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr will likely need a month of at-bats before he can be considered for a callup. He's worth stashing in NL-only leagues if you have the space.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr out until mid-August

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:07:58 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) is approximately five weeks away from a return, according to general manager Matt Klentak.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr flashed some upside in 2015 with 25 runs, five home runs, 22 RBI, six stolen bases and a .827 OPS through just 39 games. However, he's nothing more than a cavernous mixed and NL-only stash until healthy.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr can start swinging

Mon, 16 May 2016 16:50:33 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) will be able to swing a bat in two weeks for the first time since undergoing surgery on his left wrist on March 9. "I might be a little ahead of schedule," Altherr said, "but really right on schedule."

Fantasy Tip: The initial timetable had Altherr out four to six months when he was injured diving for a ball early on in spring training, so this is positive news for the 25-year-old. He actually displayed 20/20 potential last year as a rookie, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to contribute to fantasy rosters in 2016.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr out 4-6 months

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:42:39 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) will undergo surgery Wednesday, March 9, and the team anticipates that he'll be out four to six months.

Fantasy Tip: Oh no. Altherr injured his wrist while attempting to make a diving grab in a spring training game, and now it's going to cost the 25-year-old most of what was supposed to be his first full big league season. It's a tough blow for the rebuilding Phillies, as Altherr was going to be getting a lot of playing time on this team, and would have carried 20/20 potential into Opening Day. With him sidelined, Cody Asche might be the next man up, but he's been very unspectacular thus far in his three-year career.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr removed from game

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:29:19 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) was removed from the game Friday, March 4. It appears to be a wrist injury after he attempted making a diving catch in the first inning.

Fantasy Tip: Hopefully this is nothing serious, as Altherr is one of the key youngsters that the Phillies will be relying on within their offense in the upcoming season. Altherr could actually end up being a diamond in the rough at the very end of drafts, as he sported some 20/20 potential after his call-up last season, but any type of notable injury here could very well derail those plans.

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Phillies | Peter Bourjos to play LF and RF

Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:44:18 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies OF Peter Bourjos is expected to get most of his playing time at the corner outfield positions, along with OF Aaron Altherr, according to manager Pete Mackanin. OF Odubel Herrera appears firmly entrenched as the team's regular center fielder.

Fantasy Tip: From 2006 to 2013, Bourjos had five appearances in left field and one appearance in right field in the minors, with no games at either position in the majors. At best, he is nothing more than a late-round flier in NL-only fantasy formats.

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Phillies | Odubel Herrera out of lineup Saturday

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:51:19 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Saturday, Sept. 26. OF Aaron Altherr will play center field and bat second, while INF/OF Darnell Sweeney will play left field and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is coming off the best game of his career. He went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and five RBIs against the Nats Friday and could be worth a flier today in FantasyScore. Sweeney ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is hitless in his last 18 at-bats and should be avoided for the time being.

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