Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:53:57 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Francoeur likely won't earn a full-time job with an organization unless it really needs help. He is the type of guy you would pick as a "handcuff" selection in a draft. In other words, if you pick a Phillies outfielder then you could select Francoeur in the likelihood of an injury. Otherwise Francoeur has little fantasy value.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:43:16 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Giles is a young up-and-coming closer on a team that is rebuilding, so his fantasy value remains limited. But he has the skills to become extremely attractive if he's traded to a contending team. If he's dealt this winter, it's anyone's guess as to who would be the favorite to close for Philly in 2016. Luis Garcia and Jeanmar Gomez would be options for fantasy owners at the end of the closer picture in drafts.
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:57:04 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Assuming the Phillies make no other major starting pitching moves this offseason, Hellickson is expected to be one of the team's top three starters entering 2016, along with Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff. He went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts for Arizona in 2015 and is expected to fill the veteran innings-eater role with the Phils, although he could be traded to a contender if he gets off to a strong start. Hellickson could be of interest to fantasy owners in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:09:38 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Hellickson went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts for Arizona last season, with 121 strikeouts over 146 innings. The Phillies are in the market for veteran starting pitching depth and the 28-year-old right-hander would certainly fit the mold of an innings-eater. However, he doesn't project to be much more than a back-of-the-rotation guy for NL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:27:54 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Giles went 6-3 with a 1.80 ERA and 15 saves in 69 relief appearances last season, with 87 strikeouts in 70 innings. Even though the Phils are a far cry from being a contender, expect them to hold on to the 25-year-old right-hander while he is both affordable and effective. He should be available to be selected once the high-profile closers come off the draft board.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:12:07 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is on the trade block, but the market for his services is unknown, and the team is alright entering the 2016 season with Howard as their starting first baseman, according to general manager Matt Klentak.
Fantasy Tip: For the second consecutive season, Howard hit exactly 23 home runs, and he only played 129 games in 2015. However, he also hit below .230 for the second straight year. Howard should be viewed as a nothing more than a late-round source of pop in seasonal leagues, and he is a huge anchor in the batting average department.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:57:46 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Giles is young and raw but has all the stuff to be a successful closer in the majors. He sported a 1.80 ERA with 15 saves and an 11.2 strikeout-per-nine rate in 70 innings in 2015. He's an up and coming closer that can be had for a little cheaper once the elite closing names come off the board.
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:48:28 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies minor league SS J.P. Crawford (thumb), who had been playing in the Arizona Fall League, has been shut down due to a slight tear in his thumb ligament. The injury has been immobilized and will not require surgery. He is expected to be completely healthy by the time spring training camp opens.
Fantasy Tip: Crawford is considered to be one of the top shortstop prospects in all of baseball. Owners in dynasty leagues should keep tabs on him, although it is unlikely that he will reach the majors next season.
Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:06:10 -0700
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:36:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A fresh start could do wonders for the 28-year-old. He had a 27-homer breakout season (well, first half, really) in 2013 and has had two miserable showings since. He'll be worth monitoring for a late-round flyer in traditional leagues.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:40:07 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies may look at 3B Cody Asche as a possible trade candidate in the offseason. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia noted Asche was looked at by the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers, and another team may be interested to give him a longer look at third.
Fantasy Tip: Asche could see his fantasy value rise with regular playing time on another team, but for now he is with Philadelphia. Watch the situation and see where he ends up before shuffling Asche on your draft board.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:22:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Francouer ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting .308 at home this year, so he could be worth a flier as a source of cap relief at FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:18:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rupp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is hitting .328 against lefties, so he could make a solid source of cap relief at FantasyScore against Nicolino ($6,200, 12.4% of cap).
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:14:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Franco will be making his first start since Aug. 11, and considering he is hitting just .206 against lefties this year, it is best to avoid him.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:10:36 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis is not in the lineup against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino for Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3. SS Chase d'Arnaud is starting and shortstop and batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: In 11 games, d'Arnaud ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting just .214, and he isn't worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore.
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