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Phillies | PHI still looking at Jeff Francoeur

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:53:57 -0800

Free-agent OF Jeff Francoeur (Phillies) is still being looked at by the Philadelphia Phillies for part-time duty in the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur likely won't earn a full-time job with an organization unless it really needs help. He is the type of guy you would pick as a "handcuff" selection in a draft. In other words, if you pick a Phillies outfielder then you could select Francoeur in the likelihood of an injury. Otherwise Francoeur has little fantasy value.

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

Phillies | Two teams looking at Ken Giles

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:43:16 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Ken Giles is being checked out by the Houston Astros and Miami Marlins, according to sources. The Phillies could also wait to trade Giles until next July or next offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Giles is a young up-and-coming closer on a team that is rebuilding, so his fantasy value remains limited. But he has the skills to become extremely attractive if he's traded to a contending team. If he's dealt this winter, it's anyone's guess as to who would be the favorite to close for Philly in 2016. Luis Garcia and Jeanmar Gomez would be options for fantasy owners at the end of the closer picture in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Phillies | Jeremy Hellickson acquired from ARI

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:57:04 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired SP Jeremy Hellickson from the Arizona Diamondbacks, in exchange for minor league P Sam McWilliams.

Fantasy Tip: Assuming the Phillies make no other major starting pitching moves this offseason, Hellickson is expected to be one of the team's top three starters entering 2016, along with Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff. He went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts for Arizona in 2015 and is expected to fill the veteran innings-eater role with the Phils, although he could be traded to a contender if he gets off to a strong start. Hellickson could be of interest to fantasy owners in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Marc Narducci

Phillies | PHI interested in Jeremy Hellickson

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:09:38 -0800

The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly working on a trade to acquire SP Jeremy Hellickson from the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Hellickson went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts for Arizona last season, with 121 strikeouts over 146 innings. The Phillies are in the market for veteran starting pitching depth and the 28-year-old right-hander would certainly fit the mold of an innings-eater. However, he doesn't project to be much more than a back-of-the-rotation guy for NL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.

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

Phillies | Phils' price tag is high for Ken Giles

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:27:54 -0800

An unnamed club recently expressed interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies CL Ken Giles but Philadelphia asked for three "prime" players in return.

Fantasy Tip: Giles went 6-3 with a 1.80 ERA and 15 saves in 69 relief appearances last season, with 87 strikeouts in 70 innings. Even though the Phils are a far cry from being a contender, expect them to hold on to the 25-year-old right-hander while he is both affordable and effective. He should be available to be selected once the high-profile closers come off the draft board.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Phillies | Market for Ryan Howard unknown

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:12:07 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is on the trade block, but the market for his services is unknown, and the team is alright entering the 2016 season with Howard as their starting first baseman, according to general manager Matt Klentak.

Fantasy Tip: For the second consecutive season, Howard hit exactly 23 home runs, and he only played 129 games in 2015. However, he also hit below .230 for the second straight year. Howard should be viewed as a nothing more than a late-round source of pop in seasonal leagues, and he is a huge anchor in the batting average department.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Phillies | Philly willing to trade Ken Giles

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:57:46 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Ken Giles is said to be available for trade this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Giles is young and raw but has all the stuff to be a successful closer in the majors. He sported a 1.80 ERA with 15 saves and an 11.2 strikeout-per-nine rate in 70 innings in 2015. He's an up and coming closer that can be had for a little cheaper once the elite closing names come off the board.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Phillies | J.P. Crawford shut down in AFL

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:48:28 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies minor league SS J.P. Crawford (thumb), who had been playing in the Arizona Fall League, has been shut down due to a slight tear in his thumb ligament. The injury has been immobilized and will not require surgery. He is expected to be completely healthy by the time spring training camp opens.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford is considered to be one of the top shortstop prospects in all of baseball. Owners in dynasty leagues should keep tabs on him, although it is unlikely that he will reach the majors next season.

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

Phillies | Matt Klentak to become Phils' GM

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:06:10 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim assistant general manager Matt Klentak as their new general manager, according to multiple sources.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Phillies | Domonic Brown on the move

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:36:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown was outrighted off the 40-man roster Monday, Oct. 19. Brown will likely be moved.

Fantasy Tip: A fresh start could do wonders for the 28-year-old. He had a 27-homer breakout season (well, first half, really) in 2013 and has had two miserable showings since. He'll be worth monitoring for a late-round flyer in traditional leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Marc Lancaster

Phillies | Cody Asche as trade bait?

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:40:07 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies may look at 3B Cody Asche as a possible trade candidate in the offseason. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia noted Asche was looked at by the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers, and another team may be interested to give him a longer look at third.

Fantasy Tip: Asche could see his fantasy value rise with regular playing time on another team, but for now he is with Philadelphia. Watch the situation and see where he ends up before shuffling Asche on your draft board.

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

Phillies | Jeff Francoeur batting fifth in Game 2

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:22:03 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Jeff Francoeur is playing right field and batting fifth against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Francouer ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting .308 at home this year, so he could be worth a flier as a source of cap relief at FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Phillies | Cameron Rupp behind the plate

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:18:17 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp is catching and batting sixth against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Rupp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is hitting .328 against lefties, so he could make a solid source of cap relief at FantasyScore against Nicolino ($6,200, 12.4% of cap).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Phillies | Maikel Franco starting at third

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:14:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco is starting at third base and batting third against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Franco will be making his first start since Aug. 11, and considering he is hitting just .206 against lefties this year, it is best to avoid him.

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Phillies | Freddy Galvis out for Game 2

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:10:36 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis is not in the lineup against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino for Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3. SS Chase d'Arnaud is starting and shortstop and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: In 11 games, d'Arnaud ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting just .214, and he isn't worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore.

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Achter A.J. P
Alfaro Jorge C
Altherr Aaron OF
Anderson Jason RP
Antoniato Pasquale SS
Arano Victor P
Araujo Elvis RP
Arauz Jonathan SS
Asche Cody OF
Asher Alec SP
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
Blaine Davis P
Blalock Jake OF
Blanco Andres SS
Blanton John SS
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
Burriss Emmanuel 2B
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
Coca Marcos P
Collier Zach OF
Colvin Brody P
Cordero Jimmy P
Correa Hector P
Cortez Jose C
Crawford J.P. SS
Crosland Jason 3B
Dalton Brett 2B
Danks Jordan OF
Dawson Layne P
DelaCruz Daniel P
DeRenne Keoni INF
Deschaine Jim INF
Diaz Dennis 2B
Diefenderfer Joseph P
Doi Bruno OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Edwards Matt 1B
Eflin Zach P
Eickhoff Jerad SP
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
Forsythe Blake C
Franco Maikel 3B
Frazee Joseph OF
Frew Bryan OF
Friend Justin RP
Gallagher Austin 1B
Galvis Freddy SS
Garcia Edgar P
Garcia Harold 2B
Garcia Luis RP
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
Hamilton Jeremy INF
Hammond Joey INF
Hargrave Daniel INF
Harker Brett P
Harman Brad INF
Harris Ryan SS
Harris William P
Harrison Matt SP
Heid Drew OF
Hellickson Jeremy SP
Hernandez Cesar 2B
Hernandez Fidel INF
Herndon Ken P
Herrera Odubel OF
Herrmann Frank RP
Hill Jason C
Hill Koyie C
Hill Ronald P
Hinkle Austin P
Hinojosa Dalier P
Hitchcox Brian INF
Hollands Mario P
Hooper Matthew 1B
Howard Ryan 1B
Hudson Kyrell OF
Hyatt Austin P
Jackson Ryan SS
Jacobson Russ C
Jarrin Stefan INF
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
Leroux Chris P
Libey Justin P
Linder Matthew P
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Lively Ben P
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Mariotti John P
Martin Ethan SP
Martinez Casey C
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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
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Moran Javon OF
Morgan Adam SP
Mulligan Nolan P
Murakami Fabio OF
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Nelson Kevin C
Neris Hector RP
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Nola Aaron SP
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O'Hare Christopher P
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Olson Matt P
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Overton Brad P
Padilla Matthew P
Parcus William P
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Pastornicky Tyler 2B
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Pereira Gilmar P
Pettibone Jonathan SP
Phelps Cord 2B
Phillips Anthony INF
Pierre Gustavo 3B
Pinckney Brandon 3B
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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 Cornelius SS
Randolph Stephen P
Rawl Aaron P
Rhoads Christopher P
Richy John P
Rio-Nunez Ruddy OF
Roberts Kenneth P
Robles Oscar INF
Rocchio Joseph P
Rodriguez Jean C
Rodriguez Joely P
Rodriguez Ricciard P
Roibal Reinier P
Roller Adam P
Ruf Darin 1B
Ruiz Carlos C
Rupp Cameron C
Rushford Jim OF
Russell James RP
Ryal Rusty 2B
Salazar Jeremy C
Sanchez Angelo P
Sasaki Ryan P
Schwartz Dan P
Sellers Neil 3B
Simon Kyle P
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
Sweeney Darnell SS
Tartaglia Evan OF
Tejeda Juan INF
Tempesta Nick SS
Thayer Matt OF
Thompson Jake P
Tirado Alberto P
Tocci Carlos OF
Tompkins Jacob P
Trinidad Jose OF
Tugwell Marc 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
Wassermann Ehren RP
Watson Shane P
Wedel Jeremy P
Welty Ron OF
Wertz Luke P
Williams Everett OF
Williams Jermaine OF
Williams Nick OF
Wilson Kris RP
Winchester Jeff C
Windle Tom P
Woodrow Christopher P
Worthington Adam P
Wright Matt P
Yarnall Ed P

Bowa Larry TO
Chaves Rafael TO
Gillick Pat TO
Henderson Steve TO
Klentak Matt GM
Mackanin Pete MAN
Manuel Charlie TO
McClure Bob PC
Morandini Mickey TO
Nichols Rod TO
Proefrock Scott TO
Samuel Juan TO
Tracy Andy TO
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