Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:57:34 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco went 0-for-2 with two fly-outs at the 2014 All-Star Futures Game Sunday, July 13. However, he may be coming up to the majors soon. Franco is hitting .390 in 41 at-bats in July with nine extra-base hits in nine contests. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters last week that Franco may be an option if his bat heats up, and that he's looking to make changes to the Phillies' lineup. He noted that Franco also could play first base.
Fantasy Tip: He could challenge Cody Asche for work at third base and even Ryan Howard for PAs at first. Franco is worth tucking away if you need CI help in deep mixed games.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:16:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard's eighth-inning double Thursday, July 10, snapped his streak of 66 plate appearances without an extra-base hit. It was the longest drought of Howard's career.
Fantasy Tip: Howard only has 23 extra-base hits on the season. While he is still a mediocre source of power, with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs, he is hitting just .226 on the season. His best days are in the rearview mirror.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:34:17 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard has lowered the hand positioning during his swing. After the suggestion came from OF Marlon Byrd, Howard first tried it Sunday, July 7, during a pinch-hit appearance and used it in each of his at-bats Monday, July 8. In his last 18 games, Howard is hitting just .185 with no homers, one double, two RBI, a .484 OPS, 16 strikeouts and eight walks.
Fantasy Tip: Maybe it will lead to harder hits. It's a decent reason to stash Howard in deep leagues, but if you're in a shallow game, you shouldn't be clinging to him. He's still losing AB to John Mayberry Jr.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:35:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the team's starting lineup Sunday, July 6.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:25:02 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is hitting .350 with three homers and 14 RBIs in his last 15 road games.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:50:05 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Thursday, June 12.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:48:03 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard collected his 1,000th career RBI on a three-run homer against the New York Mets Saturday, May 31. He reached the milestone in his 1,230th game, becoming the fastest active player to drive in at least 1,000 runs in his career.
Tue, 27 May 2014 07:42:52 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard homered and drove in five runs Monday, May 26.
Fantasy Tip: Howard is off to a bit of a slow start with a .236 average but has eight homers and 30 RBIs. He's an option for utility spots in mixed leagues.
Thu, 08 May 2014 08:29:51 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard had the day off Wednesday, May 7.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:49:58 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard had four hits and three RBIs Sunday, April 20.