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Phillies | Odubel Herrera productive at plate

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:41:15 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera went 3-for-4 with one RBI against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 23, but was benched late in the game for lack of hustle.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera has picked up at least one hit in 15 of the 20 games this month and currently has a .335 batting average this season. He is an attractive option for owners looking for batting average help, but owners will need to see if he will be benched for a game because of his lack of hustle.

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Phillies | Odubel Herrera benched Monday

Mon, 23 May 2016 19:55:53 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera was benched in the seventh inning Monday, May 23, after not running out a ground ball, according to head coach Pete Mackanin.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera was playing well but was still removed from the game. There is a chance that he could sit out the next game, so owners in daily fantasy leagues will need to check the lineup. He entered Monday's game with a .335 batting average and should be a fine starting option when he plays.

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Phillies | Jerad Eickhoff throws seven shutout innings

Sun, 22 May 2016 15:35:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff threw seven shutout innings Sunday, May 22, as the Phillies scored a 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Tip: Eickhoff improved to 2-6 overall with the win. Overall, he has had a disappointing season, and one thing to keep in mind is Eickhoff accomplished this against the lowly Braves. Wait and see if Eickhoff can repeat this against a stronger team before giving him fantasy consideration.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard not in the lineup

Sun, 22 May 2016 09:57:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Casey Kelly Sunday, May 22. 1B Tommy Joseph will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph has gone 4-for-12 with one home run and one RBI since being recalled from the minor leagues. Joseph should be a starting option in some daily fantasy leagues, but owners in mixed leagues should find better options.

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Phillies | Cesar Hernandez out of lineup Saturday

Sat, 21 May 2016 10:14:31 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies INF Andres Blanco will bat third and start at second base against SP Williams Perez Saturday, May 21, with 2B Cesar Hernandez receiving the day off. In addition, C Carlos Ruiz will start behind the plate and bat sixth, while OF David Lough will play right field and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco and Ruiz have both been productive in limited playing time and are worth considering as value plays in daily fantasy contests. However, Lough has struggled at the plate and should be viewed as nothing more than desperation cap relief.

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Phillies | Aaron Nola struggles against Atlanta

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:51:05 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola (3-3) allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits over seven innings in a loss to the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 20, with two walks and six strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Despite turning in his worst performance of the season by far, Nola's ERA for the season actually fell to 2.85 thanks to three of the runs given up being unearned. He had entered Friday's contest with a 3-0 record and 1.32 ERA over his last five starts. Nola will look to bounce back in his next outing versus the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, May 25.

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Phillies | Odubel Herrera hitless in return Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:38:14 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera (finger) was hitless in three at-bats against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 20, after missing the previous game due to soreness in his finger.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera is batting .327 with four home runs, 13 RBI and six steals through 41 games while serving as the club's leadoff hitter. The 24-year-old should be owned in most fantasy formats.

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Phillies | Strict platoon at 1B for Phils

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:20:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Tommy Joseph likely won't see much action this weekend against an Atlanta Braves rotation that is heavily right-handed. Joseph is 4-for-10 with a home run since being called up from Class AAA Lehigh Valley last Friday. Head coach Pete Mackanin is heavily committed to a platoon at first base with Joseph and 1B Ryan Howard, with Howard seeing most of the starts against righties.

Fantasy Tip: Both Joseph and Howard can be useful in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues for their power strokes, but be mindful that Howard will kill your average (.168/.236/.398 line with eight bombs). Joseph has limited upside in the current setup but has a much higher ceiling.

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Phillies | J.P. Crawford up to Class AAA

Fri, 20 May 2016 07:36:25 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS J.P. Crawford was promoted to Class AAA Lehigh Valley Friday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford is only hitting .265 with three homers, 13 RBI and five steals at Class AA Reading. What people are raving about are his 30 walks to 21 strikeouts in 136 at-bats. He has shown a keen eye at each level. He doesn't have as high of an offensive ceiling as some prospects, but he's worth stashing in NL-only leagues as he's expected to be in the majors soon.

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Phillies | Tyler Goeddel spanking the ball

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:07:18 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Tyler Goeddel hit his first home run of the year Wednesday, May 18, and went 3-for-4. He is 10-for-21 (.476) in the last six games, raising his average from .159 to .262.

Fantasy Tip: Goeddel has a wiry frame, so he won't provide much power for owners. His best asset may be his defense, but he can also hit for average if he shortens his swing up. He's been playing regularly in left field for Philly this year, and he can be a successful value pick against certain left-handed pitchers in DFS action. For now, Goeddel is strictly an NL-only commodity.

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Phillies | Jeanmar Gomez collects 16th save

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:52:08 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jeanmar Gomez pitched a perfect ninth inning Wednesday, May 18, versus the Miami Marlins, en route to picking up his 16th save of the season. He also recorded one strikeout.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez isn't your typical overpowering closer, but he continues to get the job done, as he's converted on all but one of his save opportunities this year. In the process, he shockingly leads all of baseball in saves. Considering Philadelphia plays a lot of tight ballgames, the former Cleveland Indian could keep it going and sustain his position amongst the league leaders at season's end.

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Phillies | Jeremy Hellickson gets fourth win

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:13:31 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson improved to 4-2 after winning his start Wednesday, May 18, against the Miami Marlins. He registered six solid innings, surrendering only two runs on five hits and one walk. He also struck out four.

Fantasy Tip: The Phillies have probably been the biggest surprise in all of baseball and Hellickson is a reason why their starting pitching has helped fuel their strong start. Not only does he own a respectable 3.99 ERA to go along with his winning record, he's also averaging more than a strikeout per inning for the first time in his career. Owners in deep mixed leagues should start considering his services if he's out there on the wire.

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Phillies | Cameron Rupp back in lineup

Wed, 18 May 2016 08:39:04 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp (ankle) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting sixth against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Wednesday, May 18.

Fantasy Tip: You'll probably want to keep Rupp out at least another game if you own him in seasonal leagues. The catcher has a .238 average and one home run in 84 at-bats this year and could be a decent contrarian play if you're looking to save some money in daily formats.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco dropped to fifth

Wed, 18 May 2016 07:32:56 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco was dropped to fifth Wednesday, May 18, with SS Andres Blanco hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: Franco is hitting just .203 this month, but he has two homers and nine RBI. Blanco may be today's weakest three-hole hitter, but he is hitting .310 on the year. Franco is a midrange option against Tom Koehler, while Blanco is a low-end consideration.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard back in the lineup

Wed, 18 May 2016 07:32:11 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard returned to the lineup at cleanup Wednesday, May 18, with 1B Tommy Joseph sitting out.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph had a strong couple of games against two lefties. It looks like he's the right-handed complement to Howard now. Howard has four hits this month (.114), but three of them left the park. He's a boom-or-bust play against Tom Koehler.

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Alfaro Jorge C
Altherr Aaron OF
Anderson Jason RP
Antoniato Pasquale SS
Appel Mark SP
Arano Victor P
Araujo Elvis RP
Arauz Harold P
Asche Cody OF
Asher Alec SP
Austin Richard P
Bacil Alvaro P
Bacsu Kirk C
Bailey Andrew RP
Barnes Casey P
Bass Brian P
Beattie Andrew INF
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Best Carlos P
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Blanton John SS
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Bootcheck Chris RP
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Breslin Gerard P
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Bump Nate P
Burke Greg RP
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Cerrato Justin P
Chantres Carlos P
Chapman Chance P
Charles Art 1B
Cheesman Aaron C
Chiavacci Ron P
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Cortez Jose C
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Diaz Dennis 2B
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Eickhoff Jerad SP
Ellis Jordan P
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Erbe Brandon SP
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Evans Terry OF
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Farnsworth Jeff RP
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Fox Jake 1B
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Friend Justin RP
Gallagher Austin 1B
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Garcia Luis RP
Garner Perci P
Garrett Shawn OF
Gibbs Kevin OF
Goeddel Tyler OF
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Greene Tyler SS
Griffith Derek P
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Ruiz Carlos C
Rupp Cameron C
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