Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 11:31:25 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Class AAA Lehigh Valley Sunday, Aug. 2. He estimated that he will need to play two to 10 rehab games before coming off of the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Utley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) was only batting .179 with four home runs and 25 RBIs in 65 games prior to landing on the disabled list. 2B Cesar Hernandez ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has played well at the keystone position in his absence and is expected to hold on to the starting job even after Utley returns.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 11:04:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Billingsley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) appears unlikely to pitch again this season, so you can drop him in all fantasy formats if you need the additional roster space. He went 2-3 with a 5.84 ERA in seven starts this year.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:59:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has an ugly batting average, but he has 32 RBI in his last 34 games and is on pace for 93 for the year. He shouldn't be used against lefties, but Howard is worth considering at FantasyScore with the right matchups.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:55:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Danks has posted decent numbers in the minor leagues this season but likely will not see a lot of playing time with the Phillies and should not be a fantasy option. Odubel Herrera ($3,100, 6.2% of cap), Cody Asche ($2,500, 5.0% of cap), Domonic Brown ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) and Jeff Francoeur ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) should all see playing time in the outfield and could be options on FantasyScore.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:43:20 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown went 2-for-5 with a home run against the Atlanta Braves Friday, July 31. It was his second homer in as many games, after not having hit one since Sept. 16, 2014.
Fantasy Tip: Brown ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) finishes the month of July batting .293 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 75 at-bats. If you're in desperate need of salary cap relief in FantasyScore, Brown may be worth considering.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:25:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Buchanan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) lowered his ERA to 6.44 and appears to have a regular rotation spot for the Phils following the trade of Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. He will make his next start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Aug. 6, but should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can put a string of solid starts together.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:42:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has pitched just 44 innings over the past three seasons, so at this point, he is a fantasy afterthought, especially in Philadelphia. Perhaps, there is a case for ownership in NL-only and cavernous mixed formats, but you're really scrapping the bottom of the barrel. FantasyScore players should wait to see some results before utilizing him, too.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:47:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With the departure of Revere, Odubel Herrera ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) should see regular starts in center field and hit atop the Philly lineup. Cody Asche, Jeff Francoeur and Domonic Brown will likely continue to rotation in the corner outfield spots. Philly's offense becomes even weaker without Revere, and opposing pitcher streams against them are more intriguing.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:37:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Harang ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) had allowed at least four runs in six straight starts, but he will need to do more than scatter nine hits over five innings to make him worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore moving forward.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:28:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Giles has converted both his save chances since Jonathan Papelbon was sent to Washington, and with 56 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and a 1.77 ERA, he has the stuff to be a great fantasy closer the rest of the way.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:48:41 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Cody Asche is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 30. OF Odubel Herrera draws into the lineup, and he is playing center field and batting fifth against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller Thursday. OF Jeff Francoeur is also not in the starting lineup Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: The Phillies outfield is beginning look like a bit of a daily shuffle with no one starting each of the past four games. Asche ($2,500, 5.0% of cap), Herrera ($3,100, 6.2% of cap), Francoeur ($2,800, 5.6% of cap), Domonic Brown ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) and Ben Revere ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) are all currently competing for playing time, but it wouldn't be shocking to see one of them traded and open up more at-bats. Against Miller ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) Thursday, none of the Philadelphia outfielders are worth a look at FantasyScore, though, and they're all low-end fantasy outfield options.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:37:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Revere ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has quietly had a really nice season on the worst team in baseball, hitting .298 (108-for-362) with a home run, 26 RBI and 24 stolen bases. He remains very relevant for his fantasy owners, but a trade to a contending club in the AL could boost his fantasy value even more.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:58:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Harang ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) has been out since July 1 with a foot injury. He's given up 36 earned runs in 46 2/3 innings in his last eight starts, including allowing 10 home runs. Even against the struggling Atlanta Braves, Harang should be considered a very weak FantasyScore option in his start Thursday.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:48:45 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly discussed a potential trade that would have sent SP Cole Hamels to the San Francisco Giants, in exchange for C Andrew Susac, SP Tyler Beede and two minor leaguers.
Fantasy Tip: Susac ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is batting .241 with three home runs and 11 RBIs through 41 games and has his path to regular playing time behind the plate blocked by Buster Posey ($5,500, 11.0% of cap). Beede was a first-round pick in the 2014 draft and is 4-6 with a 3.47 ERA through 17 minor league starts this year. In the event that Hamels does not get traded, he is expected to start against the Atlanta Braves Friday, July 31, or Saturday, Aug. 1.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:41:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Cesar Hernandez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 29. SS Andres Blanco is starting at second base and batting ninth against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Hernandez ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. He is cooling off of late with a .172/.238/.241 slash line over his past 15 games. Blanco ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief for FantasyScore players, and you should likely aim higher.
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