Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 23 May 2016 20:41:15 -0700
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.
Mon, 23 May 2016 19:55:53 -0700
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.
Sun, 22 May 2016 15:35:43 -0700
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.
Sun, 22 May 2016 09:57:44 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 20 May 2016 19:51:05 -0700
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.
Fri, 20 May 2016 19:38:14 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 20 May 2016 07:36:25 -0700
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.
Wed, 18 May 2016 17:07:18 -0700
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.
Wed, 18 May 2016 15:52:08 -0700
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.
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.
Wed, 18 May 2016 08:39:04 -0700
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.
Wed, 18 May 2016 07:32:56 -0700
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.
Wed, 18 May 2016 07:32:11 -0700
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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