Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:59:46 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts, allowing three runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out five over five innings against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, July 28.
Fantasy Tip: Even in the win, Nola wasn't exactly dominant. He can't seem to recapture the form he displayed early in the year, and he is strictly a matchup play in deeper mixed leagues at this point.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:44:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grab Altherr in NL-only leagues for now, and keep an eye on him moving forward. He could help in deeper mixed formats down the stretch.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:12:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: At this point in his career, Bourjos is more of a defensive specialist than anything else. Even when he gets back, he may struggle to find playing time with Aaron Altherr returning from injury. As a result, Bourjos will find himself on the bench more often than not when he's healthy again.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:58:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Altherr flashed some notable potential last year as a rookie, so his return to the Phillies should at least draw the attention of owners in deep leagues. Based on how well he fared in his minor league rehab assignment, he could ultimately end up contributing in standard formats, too.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:46:51 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Nick Williams has struck out nine times in his last 67 plate appearances, and he has 90 strikeouts in 395 plate appearances on the year at Class AAA Lehigh Valley. Over the last 70 games, he has hit .289 with 26 doubles and eight homers. Williams has played a lot of left field, where he's expected to play when he's called up.
Fantasy Tip: Williams is expected to be called up over the next few weeks and should be a regular in the lineup. He's worth stashing in NL-only leagues, but he doesn't do one thing great in terms of fantasy.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:43:56 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin endured a rough outing Wednesday, July 27, against the Miami Marlins. The rookie right-hander went five innings, yielding seven runs on nine hits and four walks. He also only struck out one.
Fantasy Tip: Coming off his first career shutout, not to mention an impressive streak of six straight quality starts, Eflin was hit hard this afternoon for the first time since his major league debut several weeks ago in Toronto. His ERA jumped up from 3.40 to 4.23 as a result of this performance, so hopefully this doesn't hinder the 22-year-old's confidence going into his next assignment.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:28:56 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Peter Bourjos (shoulder) is likely headed to the disabled list due to his right shoulder injury Thursday, July 28. OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) is expected to be activated Thursday after completing a rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Altherr is hitting .351 with a homer, five RBI and two steals in 37 at-bats in the minors. He's an attractive pickup in NL-only leagues because he figures to play a lot the rest of the way. As for Bourjos, the team was hoping to trade him to make room for Altherr. Either way, his playing time is likely to heavily decline the rest of the way. He can be dropped if you need the space in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:52:42 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Cody Asche, SS Freddy Galvis and OF Peter Bourjos (shoulder) are out of the lineup Wednesday, July 27. OF Tyler Goeddel, 2B Taylor Featherston and OF Jimmy Paredes are hitting sixth, seventh and eighth.
Fantasy Tip: You're really trying to catch lightning in a bottle if you're looking for a basement play here. Paredes has the most upside because of his work in Baltimore last year. However, he has a .207-2-8 line in 82 at-bats. He faces lefty Adam Conley today and is the only of the three to have some fantasy merit.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:35:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Peter Bourjos (shoulder) does not have any broken bones in his shoulder after leaving the game Tuesday, July 26, due to an injury. He expects to miss a few days. "I jammed it pretty good," Bourjos said.
Fantasy Tip: Avoid him in all NL-only fantasy leagues that allow daily transactions and in DFS play until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:14:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to look for an update on Bourjos' status after the game or in the next day. Bourjos has value in NL-only leagues but probably should be avoided in mixed leagues.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:38:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Howard has been playing better in July with a .250 batting average and three home runs in 13 games. Owners in daily fantasy leagues that need power could consider using him, but he probably should still be avoided in most leagues.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:20:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff is scheduled to start Tuesday, July 26, against the Miami Marlins. He allowed six runs - five earned - and nine hits over five innings in his most recent start July 21 against the Marlins in Philadelphia.
Fantasy Tip: Eickhoff is 6-11 with a 3.98 ERA. He is a solid fantasy option in most deeper NL-only leagues for his work in the ERA and WHIP categories, but his lack of wins takes away from his appeal.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:09:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Franco is hitting .324 (24-for-74) in the month of July to raise his average from .243 to .260. He is a must-start fantasy option and he has a bright future.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:08:36 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson allowed one hit and one walk over six scoreless innings in a no-decision Monday, July 25, against the Miami Marlins. He threw 45 of his 70 pitches for strikes, working at least six innings for a ninth straight start.
Fantasy Tip: Hellickson is on the trade block, and Miami could be one of the destinations. He certainly improved his stock with this performance, and for that Philadelphia thanks him.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:45:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Franco's wrist injury wasn't too serious, as he only missed a few games. Get the young slugger back into all fantasy lineups. He's hitting a decent .259 with 18 long balls and 55 RBI on the season.
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