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Phillies | Sean O'Sullivan to be fifth starter?

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:12:14 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Sean O'Sullivan was reassigned to the minor league camp earlier this month, but he appears to be the favorite to be the No. 5 starter. He has been stretched out to start, and the team optioned SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley while releasing SP Kevin Slowey.

Fantasy Tip: Even if he officially claims the fifth starter job, he will be at the end back end of a rotation for one of the worst teams in the majors. He'll have some fantasy appeal in deeper NL-only leagues, but that's about it.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Ken Giles' velocity down

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:20:33 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Ken Giles (back), who has been dealing with back stiffness for the past few days, has seen his velocity lower this spring. Giles typically touches 100 mph with his fastball, and he was hitting 95 mph during his outing Tuesday, March 31. Manager Ryne Sandberg is wondering if Giles' injury is the culprit, but pitching coach Rich Dubee isn't too concerned with a lack of velocity for Giles this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Giles' injury and lowered velocity is a mild concern as the regular season approaches. Giles should be owned in the majority of fantasy leagues. His high strikeout totals and good control will help your pitching numbers regardless of if he's closing or not.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Ken Giles has back tightness

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:40:02 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Ken Giles (back) was removed from his outing with mid back tightness Tuesday, March 31, but Giles isn't too worried and said he'd be ready for opening day. However, the team may be cautious with him.

Fantasy Tip: Giles' injury shouldn't keep him out for long unless he comes back too soon and suffers a setback. While not currently the closer in Philly (that role belongs to Jonathan Papelbon), Giles is a popular late-round target in deep mixed leagues for saves speculation with Papelbon a popular name on the trading block. Giles will be first in line to jump into the closer role if Papelbon is traded this year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Jim Salisbury


Phillies | Domonic Brown to open on DL

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:14 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') will start the season on the disabled list with an Achilles' injury that has kept him out the last two weeks. Brown will be the designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday, March 31, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., and the Phillies are expecting Brown to miss more than just the opening week of the season. OFs Grady Sizemore, Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks and Darin Ruf are candidates to start in right field in place of Brown.

Fantasy Tip: Brown ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is a post-hype prospect that just hasn't put it together yet in Philly. He hit only .235 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI in 2014, meaning he probably wasn't on many fantasy owners' radars. Now that he's injury, he's not a candidate to be drafted in deep mixed leagues. Sizemore seems like the best bet to see the most playing time in Brown's absence, but Philadelphia could easily go with a platoon in right field, too.

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Phillies | PHI may shop for fifth starter

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:08:56 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies may look outside the organization for a fifth starter to complement SPs Cole Hamels, Aaron Harang, David Buchanan and Jerome Williams. Names tossed about include free-agent SP Jhoulys Chacin (Rockies), free-agent SP Scott Baker (Yankees) and free-agent SP Felix Doubront (Cubs).

Fantasy Tip: It may be worth a pick towards the last few rounds of deep NL drafts depending on who wins the job. Stay tuned.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark


Phillies | Odubel Herrera wins CF job

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:46:59 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera, a Rule 5 selection from December, will be the starting center fielder in Philadelphia this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera made the team, sending Ben Revere over to left and Grady Sizemore over to right field. Domonic Brown is recovering from an Achilles' injury and Sizemore has had a bad spring, so further changes could be coming. If you have room on your NL roster to stash Herrera, take a pick and see what happens.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Jim Salisbury


Phillies | Ben Revere moving to left

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:47:10 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere will be moved to left field but remain in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Revere is a former Minnesota Twins prospect who appears to have found a new home in Philadelphia. That said, he carries little power and not much fantasy value except maybe in deeper NL leagues.

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Phillies | Cole Hamels returns to form

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:40 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels tossed five scoreless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, March 26, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out four.

Fantasy Tip: Hamels had been struggling this spring, but he shut down a powerful Toronto lineup Thursday. Despite a 9-9 record last year, he finished last season with an impressive 2.46 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. His win total may be depressed a bit if he stays in Philadelphia, but his ratios and strikeout totals should make him a solid No. 2 starter on fantasy rosters.

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Phillies | J.P. Crawford out 4-6 weeks

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:44:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS J.P. Crawford (oblique) will miss four to six weeks with a strained left oblique.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford is arguably the team's top prospect, but the 20-year-old is a ways away from the majors. He hit .275-8-29 with 10 steals in 236 at-bats at High-A Clearwater last season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Chase Utley could be traded

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:34:38 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is rumored to be "easily attainable" in a trade if a team is willing to take on his contract. However, money and defensive concerns are two obstacles that could prevent a deal from happening, along with his ability to block a deal to any team, as a result of having 10-and-5 rights.

Fantasy Tip: The 36-year-old Utley remains a serviceable second baseman who will be available in the later middle rounds of universal fantasy baseball leagues, although his best days are behind him. He has also had difficulty remaining healthy in recent years, although he played in 155 games last season - the most games he has played in any year since 2009.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alden Gonzalez


Phillies | Domonic Brown goes for MRI

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:55:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') had an MRI on his left Achilles' Friday, March 20. The test did not show any tears in his left Achilles', but he does have moderate tendinitis. It might be up to a week before he plays in a game again.

Fantasy Tip: The good news is that the injury does not sound like something which will cost him regular season time or a stint on the 15-day disabled list to start.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Maikel Franco sent down

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:45:33 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco was optioned to minor league camp Friday, March 20.

Fantasy Tip: Franco is a player to keep on your watch list, and he could be up in the first couple of months. Cody Asche ($3,300; 6.6% of your cap) will post up at third base and is a low-end option on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Domonic Brown has Achilles' issue

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:34:11 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') left the game Thursday, March 19, and has dealt with soreness in his left Achilles' for the past two weeks. He'll be examined by the team doctor Friday, March 20, but the initial diagnosis is tendonitis.

Fantasy Tip: Brown ($3,500; 7.0% of your cap) has massively disappointed after a big first half in 2013. He's a low-end outfielder to round out your roster on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Maikel Franco struggling in the spring

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:54:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco entered Thursday, March 19, with just six singles in 29 at-bats (.207 average). Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg stated Franco needs to make some adjustments and looks like he's "over-swinging."

Fantasy Tip: Franco appears ticketed for a return trip to Triple-A. He makes contact at a high rate for a power-hitting prospect, so a fast start could result in an early-season promotion. Franco is a late-round sleeper in deep mixed leagues and a stash candidate in NL-only formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Jim Salisbury


Phillies | Ryan Howard could come at a bargain

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:19:28 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard has two years and $60 million left on his contract, and the Phillies are willing to pay in the neighborhood of $50 million to facilitate a trade for him.

Fantasy Tip: Howard reported to camp lean and appears to be moving better than he has in recent years. He's still worth eyeing for your CI spot in traditional leagues.

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Philadelphia Phillies Player News

Altherr Aaron OF
Anderson Jason RP
Antoniato Pasquale SS
Arano Victor P
Araujo Elvis RP
Arauz Jonathan SS
Asche Cody 3B
Aumont Phillippe RP
Austin Richard P
Bacil Alvaro P
Bacsu Kirk C
Barnes Casey P
Bass Brian P
Beattie Andrew INF
Bermudez Gabriel P
Best Carlos P
Biddle Jesse SP
Billingsley Chad SP
Blaine Davis P
Blalock Jake OF
Blanco Andres SS
Blanton John SS
Bogusevic Brian OF
Bohn T.J. OF
Bolsenbroek Michael P
Bolt Karl OF
Bootcheck Chris RP
Bozied Tagg 1B
Bramhall Bobby P
Breslin Gerard P
Brown Domonic OF
Brunink Joseph 1B
Buchanan David SP
Budzinski Mark OF
Bump Nate P
Burnham Gary OF
Cabrera Nathan P
Cameron Ryan P
Canzler Russ 3B
Carter Josh OF
Castillo Luis V. P
Castro Leandro OF
Cerrato Justin P
Chantres Carlos P
Chapman Chance P
Charles Art 1B
Cheesman Aaron C
Chiavacci Ron P
Clemens Paul SP
Coca Marcos P
Collier Zach OF
Colvin Brody P
Correa Hector P
Cortez Jose C
Crawford J.P. SS
Crosland Jason 3B
d'Arnaud Chase SS
Dalton Brett 2B
Danks Jordan OF
Dawson Layne P
De Fratus Justin RP
DelaCruz Daniel P
DeRenne Keoni INF
Deschaine Jim INF
Diaz Dennis 2B
Diefenderfer Joseph P
Diekman Jake RP
Doi Bruno OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Edwards Matt 1B
Eflin Zach P
Ellis Jordan P
Ellison Jason OF
Encarnacion Luis 3B
Ennis John P
Erbe Brandon SP
Evans Terry OF
Farkes Zak C
Farnsworth Jeff RP
Feng Lin Yen P
Fields Josh D. 3B
Florence Branden OF
Franco Maikel 3B
Francoeur Jeff OF
Frazee Joseph OF
Frew Bryan OF
Friend Justin RP
Gallagher Austin 1B
Galvis Freddy SS
Garcia Edgar P
Garcia Harold 2B
Garcia Luis RP
Garcia Rene C
Garner Perci P
Garrett Shawn OF
Gibbs Kevin OF
Giles Ken RP
Gomez Jeanmar SP
Gomez Raywilly C
Gonzalez Andy INF
Gonzalez Miguel Alfredo SP
Gonzalez Severino SP
Gooch Tyler P
Greene Tyler SS
Griffith Derek P
Gueller Mitch P
Guevara Orlando C
Haislet Brandon OF
Hall Victor OF
Hamels Cole SP
Hamilton Jeremy INF
Hammond Joey INF
Harang Aaron SP
Hargrave Daniel INF
Harker Brett P
Harman Brad INF
Harris Ryan SS
Harris William P
Hernandez Cesar 2B
Hernandez Fidel INF
Herndon Ken P
Herrera Odubel SS
Hester John C
Hill Jason C
Hill Koyie C
Hill Ronald P
Hinkle Austin P
Hitchcox Brian INF
Hollands Mario P
Hooper Matthew 1B
Howard Ryan 1B
Hudson Kyrell OF
Hyatt Austin P
Jacobson Russ C
Jarrin Stefan INF
Jimenez Cesar RP
Johnson Cedric OF
Johnson Jay RP
Johnston Trey 3B
Joseph Tommy C
Kennelly Tim OF
Key Chris P
King Brennan 3B
Kissock Christopher P
Knapp Andrew C
Knotts Gary SP
Langley Torre C
Laureano Wilfrido P
Lee Cliff SP
Libey Justin P
Linder Matthew P
Lino Gabriel C
Lively Ben P
Loewen Adam P
Loops Derrick P
Made Hector INF
Mangum Caleb C
Mariotti John P
Martin Ethan SP
Martinez Casey C
Martinez Gaby 1B
Mastroianni Darin OF
Matton Nick P
Maza Luis INF
Mazone Brian P
McGuiness Chris 1B
Meaker Jordan P
Mendez Ronald P
Mercado Anderson INF
Merricks Charles P
Miller Matt OF
Minix Travis P
Mojica Jose SS
Mora Audrys P
Moran Javon OF
Morgan Adam P
Mulligan Nolan P
Murakami Fabio OF
Myette Aaron P
Nelson Chris 3B
Nelson Kevin C
Neris Hector RP
Nestor Scott P
Nola Aaron P
Nunez Miguel P
O'Hare Christopher P
O'Sullivan Ryan P
O'Sullivan Sean SP
Ogando Nefi P
Oliver Andrew RP
Olson Matt P
Osteen Cooper 2B
Overholt Patrick P
Overton Brad P
Padilla Matthew P
Papelbon Jonathan RP
Parcus William P
Pascual Joan P
Pereira Gilmar P
Pettibone Jonathan SP
Phelps Cord 2B
Phillips Anthony INF
Pierre Gustavo 3B
Pinckney Brandon 3B
Poe Chad P
Prall Rich C
Pratt Trent C
Pritchard Stephen P
Pujols Jose OF
Purdom John C
Quinn Roman OF
Raggio Brady RP
Ramirez Juan Carlos P
Ramos Peter INF
Randolph Stephen P
Rawl Aaron P
Revere Ben OF
Rhoads Christopher P
Rio-Nunez Ruddy OF
Robles Oscar INF
Rocchio Joseph P
Rodriguez Jean C
Rodriguez Joely P
Rodriguez Ricciard P
Roller Adam P
Rosin Seth RP
Ruf Darin 1B
Ruiz Carlos C
Rupp Cameron C
Rushford Jim OF
Ryal Rusty 2B
Salazar Jeremy C
Sanchez Angelo P
Sasaki Ryan P
Schwartz Dan P
Sellers Neil 3B
Simon Kyle P
Sizemore Grady OF
Sladek Jakub INF
Smith Casey INF
Smith Mark OF
Smith Matt P
Solano San Lazaro P
Sorgi Adam 2B
Spears Nate SS
Spidale Mike OF
Squires Matt P
Standridge Jason P
Suomi John C
Tartaglia Evan OF
Tejeda Juan INF
Tempesta Nick SS
Thayer Matt OF
Tocci Carlos OF
Tompkins Jacob P
Trinidad Jose OF
Tugwell Marc 2B
Utley Chase 2B
Valentin Jesmuel 2B
Van Steensel Todd P
Vanden Berg John C
Vasquez Anthony SP
Villegas-Andino Jesus SS
Waite Charles C
Walker Chris OF
Walters P.J. SP
Wassermann Ehren RP
Watson Shane P
Wedel Jeremy P
Welty Ron OF
Wertz Luke P
Williams Everett OF
Williams Jermaine OF
Williams Jerome SP
Wilson Kris RP
Winchester Jeff C
Windle Tom P
Woodrow Christopher P
Worthington Adam P
Wright Matt P
Yarnall Ed P

Amaro Jr. Ruben GM
Bowa Larry TO
Chaves Rafael TO
Gillick Pat TO
Henderson Steve TO
Mackanin Pete TO
Manuel Charlie TO
McClure Bob PC
Morandini Mickey TO
Nichols Rod TO
Proefrock Scott TO
Samuel Juan TO
Sandberg Ryne MAN
Tracy Andy TO
Wade Ed TO

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