Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:15:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite the win, Morgan ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is still a risky FantasyScore play going forward as the Phillies have the worst run differential in the majors.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:55:50 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels will not start against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, July 30, and is now scheduled to start against the Braves Friday, July 31, but he may be traded before the deadline. The Phillies did not want the possibility of an injury before the deadline.
Fantasy Tip: Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) may have made his last start with the Phillies, so his next start is uncertain at this point. Hamels has received interest from several teams and could be traded in the next few days. Hamels should be a solid option on FantasyScore not matter where he plays.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:34:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ken Giles is the most likely candidate to take over as the closer for the Phillies, which will help his fantasy value. Owners should look to add Giles if he is available in their leagues.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:11:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rupp ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has been sharing time at catcher and is hitting only .226 this season, so he is not a great option on FantasyScore.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:03:38 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Felix Doubront Tuesday, July 28. SS Andres Blanco will start at shortstop and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Galvis ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return in the near future. Blanco ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting .343 against left-handed pitchers this season, but owners should still be able to find a better option on FantasyScore.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:51:37 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will serve as the designated hitter against Toronto Blue Jays SP Felix Doubront Tuesday, July 28, and is batting fifth in the lineup. OF Darin Ruf will start at first base and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is in the lineup even though he has struggled against left-handed pitchers with a .139 batting average. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid using Howard against this matchup. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is batting .308 in limited playing time this month and could be an option on FantasyScore if owners want to spend money at other positions.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:50:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Felix Doubront Tuesday, July 28. OF Jeff Francoeur will start in right field and is batting fourth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Brown ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Francoeur ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting .278 with four home runs and 10 RBI this month and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:18:28 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is firmly on the trade block this week, and the Phillies are telling several teams that they'd prefer it if they get their "best" offers in by Wednesday, July 29, according to sources. Philadelphia continues to speak with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox about Hamels. The Phillies have initiated talks with about half of that group, though. The Astros have made a late push to land Hamels after he threw a no-hitter over the weekend. The Giants appear to have a hard time matching the Phillies' demands. Hamels' next start is Thursday, July 30, against the Atlanta Braves.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) to be dealt sometime later this week. The Dodgers and Rangers remain his most likely landing spots. Hamels already has fantasy ace value, but he'll be even more attractive pitching for a contending team.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:42:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It seems inevitable that Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) will be traded this week, it's just a matter of where he lands. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers are the favorites for his services. Hamels is already a fantasy ace, but his value will increase slightly pitching for a contender.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:19:04 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is expected to land with either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Texas Rangers, according to multiple sources. The Phillies are also discussing Hamels with the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox, but those teams are having more trouble matching up on a potential deal than the Dodgers or Rangers. Sources would be surprised if any trade is worked out before Tuesday, July 28. The Dodgers and Rangers, among other teams, both had scouts during Hamels' no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. Hamels is under contract for three more years after 2015 and has a team or vesting option for a fourth season, making him more attractive than the class of free-agent aces on the market. Teams speaking with Philadelphia won't be surprised if a deal goes right down to the deadline Friday, July 31.
Fantasy Tip: Hamels' ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) numbers this year with the Phils don't look that great, particularly because of the lack of run support he's receiving. But he remains one of the top-tier pitchers in the game, and a trade away from Philly will only increase his fantasy value while pitching for a contender.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:23:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Franco ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) sat out Thursday with a sore wrist, but he has three doubles and a homer in his last two games and doesn't appear to be bothered by the injury. Feel free to deploy him as you normally would at FantasyScore.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:19:44 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in an 11-5 win over the Chicago Cubs Sunday, July 26, and he has two home runs and five RBI in his last two games.
Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is up to 18 homers on the year, but with a .226 batting average, he is a high-risk, high-reward option at FantasyScore.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:33:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rupp ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has been sharing work with Carlos Ruiz and will receive the start Sunday. He has only one hit in his last six games and is not a great option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:07:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere is not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel Sunday, July 26. OF Odubel Herrera will start in center field and is batting second in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Revere ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) could return to the lineup in the near future, so owners should monitor the situation. Herrera ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has recorded at least one hit in 15 of his last 18 games and has seven RBI during that span. He could be a cheaper starting option for owners on FantasyScore.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:44:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: If that was the last game Hamels throws for the Phillies, he went out with a bang. Hamels ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) is a top-flight starter on FantasyScore regardless of the jersey he dons.
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