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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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Phillies | Aaron Altherr homers twice Friday

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:42:34 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and five RBIs against the Washington Nationals Friday, Sept. 25. Altherr's first home run was an inside-the-park grand slam against SP Jordan Zimmermann.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) snapped out of a 3-for-18 slump in a big way Friday, as he set career highs in hits and RBIs and experienced his first career multihomer game. He raised his average from .225 to .252 and could be worthy of consideration as a low-priced flier in FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr nursing elbow issue

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:18:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (elbow) is nursing a bruised right elbow, although he is available as a pinch runner. He was clipped on the elbow by a pitch Monday, Sept. 14. "There's a little bit of a mobility issue," manager Pete Mackannin said. "There's no structural damage. He's stiff and sore."

Fantasy Tip: Altherr ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has emerged as a decent young FantasyScore option, posting six doubles, three triples, three homers and three steals in just 80 at-bats with the big club. With an .839 OPS he is a cheap source of extra-base hits when healthy.

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Phillies | Darnell Sweeney in leadoff spot

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:20:33 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Darnell Sweeney is starting in left field and batting leadoff against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Tuesday, Sept. 15. OF Aaron Altherr is starting on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: The switch-hitting shortstop prospect has had a tough go of it so far at the major league level, hitting .200 (10-for-50) with 18 strikeouts and three home runs. You should look to avoid Sweeney ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) on FantasyScore against Strasburg, who was very dominant in his last outing.

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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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