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Phillies | Cameron Rupp does not have concussion

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:24:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp (head) did not show signs of sustaining a concussion Saturday, July 23, after being hit in the head by a 91-mph fastball from Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow in the third inning, according to trainers from both teams.

Fantasy Tip: Consider Rupp day-to-day. Carlos Ruiz could see several starts behind the plate in his absence and he makes a solid value play for daily fantasy games. He is 9-for-18 (.500) with a double and two RBI during the month of July.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Breen


Phillies | Aaron Nola could be demoted

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:06:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola (5-9) allowed six runs on six hits over four innings in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 23, with two walks and five strikeouts. The team may consider sending him to Class AAA Lehigh Valley in the next few days to work on command of his fastball and focus on pitching more aggressively.

Fantasy Tip: The 23-year-old right-hander has struggled mightily since June 11, posting a 10.61 ERA in seven starts, and he has failed to make it past the fifth inning while allowing four or more runs in six of those outings. If he is not demoted, his next start will come against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, July 28, although he is not a recommended option in any fantasy format right now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Breen


Phillies | Cameron Rupp exits

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:39:12 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp (head) exited the game Saturday, July 23, after he was hit in the head by a pitch.

Fantasy Tip: Carlos Ruiz could see a few extra starts in the next few days, and he's actually 7-for-15 (.467) this month with hits in five straight games. He's a matchup play in DFS.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Breen


Phillies | Maikel Franco out of the lineup

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:07:53 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Saturday, July 23. 3B Andres Blanco will take his place at third base and bat third against Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Glasnow.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco is a capable replacement for Franco in the heart of the lineup. He has hit better on the left side, too. Blanco is a decent starting option at a lower-than-usual price for a starter batting third in the lineup.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco makes early exit Friday

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:20:26 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (wrist) was removed from the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates for precautionary reasons in the fourth inning Friday, July 22, after getting hit in the left wrist by a pitch from SP Gerrit Cole in the first inning.

Fantasy Tip: Franco singled in his only other plate appearance Friday, and should be considered day-to-day. The 23-year-old is batting .257 with 18 home runs and 55 RBI through 92 games this year.

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Phillies | Cameron Rupp drives in three runs Friday

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:05:10 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Rupp is batting .292 with three home runs and 10 RBI through 48 at-bats this month and makes a solid catching option in all fantasy formats.

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Phillies | Zach Eflin tosses shutout

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:54:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin (3-3) allowed three hits and struck out six batters in a shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, July 22. It was his first career shutout and second career complete game.

Fantasy Tip: Eflin has posted a 2.08 ERA in his last seven outings, with five walks and 24 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings, and has tossed six consecutive quality starts. He should be viewed as a decent option for NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, although his tendency to pitch to contact won't result in high strikeout totals.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang starting vs. Phillies

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:18:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS/3B Jung Ho Kang is starting at third base and batting seventh against Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin Friday, July 22. Pirates 1B/3B David Freese is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Kang is struggling in July (.176 batting average) and has some legal concerns hanging over his head. In shallower setups, it isn't out of the question to move on from Kang, especially since Freese continues to see consistent playing time. Sub out Freese where you can in seasonal leagues. He remains a viable option in all deep mixed and NL-only leagues and sits with a solid 42 runs, 10 home runs, 40 RBI and .285/.364/.460 slash line.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer leading off vs. Phillies

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:13:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is leading off against Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin Friday, July 22. Pirates 2B Josh Harrison is batting eighth Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer receives a nice fantasy boost hitting atop the lineup, but he remains nothing more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. He could be worth a longer look than usual in daily contests Friday, though. Harrison is reeling along a 31-for-153 run at the plate since the calendar flipped to June. You can consider replacing him outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Phillies | Aaron Altherr moves rehab to Class AA

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:57:25 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr (wrist) had his rehab assignment transferred to Class AA Reading.

Fantasy Tip: Altherr is quickly making up for lost time, as he hit .375 in 32 plate appearances between his previous two stops. He was a modest breakout candidate this season before enduring his wrist injury back in spring training, so he'll definitely be someone to watch, at least for deeper formats, as he continues to progress in his rehab. Altherr definitely flashed some notable potential last year as a rookie.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: PhillyVoice.com - Ryan Lawrence


Phillies | Tommy Joseph takes a seat

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:46:19 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Tommy Joseph is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 21. 1B Ryan Howard is starting at first base and is hitting cleanup against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph is likely just taking a day off. He's been scorching hot this month, hitting .378 with five home runs and eight RBI after a cold stretch. He's been up and down in his rookie year but should be owned in most deep mixed and NL leagues for his power. Howard has similar power (13 homers) but an ugly .158/.218/.364 slash line. He's an under-the-radar sleeper pick in DFS in a good matchup.

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Phillies | Tyler Goeddel drives in three runs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:35:46 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Tyler Goeddel went 2-for-4 with a home run, a stolen base and a career-high three RBI in a victory over the Miami Marlins Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Goeddel snapped a hitless streak of 16 at-bats with Wednesday's performance and is now batting .216 with four home runs and 16 RBI through 162 at-bats. He should be viewed as little more than outfield depth for NL-only seasonal leagues.

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Phillies | Jeremy Hellickson solid versus Miami

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:30:51 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson (7-7) allowed one run on five hits over eight innings in a victory over the Miami Marlins Wednesday, July 20, with no walks and eight strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Hellickson is 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA over his last seven outings and only increased his trade value with Wednesday's gem. If the 29-year-old right-hander doesn't get moved within the next few days, he will make his next scheduled start against the Marlins Monday, July 25, in Miami.

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Phillies | Odubel Herrera in a funk

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:55:21 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera has gone just 2-for-13 with a walk and four strikeouts during the team's three-game losing streak. Manager Pete Mackanin felt Herrera needed a rest Wednesday, July 20. Herrera is also 4-for-36 (.111) in the last nine games and has hit .247/.300/.380 in 43 games since June 1. However, Mackanin isn't particularly worried just yet. Herrera has just eight walks in his last 40 games in the last 6 1/2 weeks after drawing 38 free passes in his first 54 games through the first two months.

Fantasy Tip: In the grand scheme of things, Herrera owners shouldn't be terribly concerned. After all, he's still sporting a very nice .285/.369/.416 slash line with 10 long balls, 33 RBI and 12 stolen bases. He's already set career highs in homers and will surpass his 16 steals from last year. However, keep an eye on him as he's slumping and consider benching him if he doesn't snap out of it soon.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Ryan Lawrence


Phillies | No Cameron Rupp against Miami

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:22:41 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. C Carlos Ruiz is starting behind the plate and batting fifth against Miami Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Rupp is putting together a respectable fantasy campaign with nine home runs, 26 RBI and a .278/.321/.484 slash line. He's a viable starter in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues. The 37-year-old Ruiz is playing sparingly at this stage of his career and is nothing more than a desperation flier in daily contests Wednesday.

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Aguila Osmel OF
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
Bermudez Gabriel P
Best Carlos P
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
Bourjos Peter OF
Bozied Tagg 1B
Bramhall Bobby P
Breslin Gerard P
Brunink Joseph 1B
Buchanan David SP
Budzinski Mark OF
Bump Nate P
Burke Greg RP
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
Dawson Layne P
DelaCruz Daniel P
DeRenne Keoni INF
Deschaine Jim INF
Diaz Dennis 2B
Diefenderfer Joseph P
Doi Bruno OF
Easley Edward C
Edwards Matt 1B
Eflin Zach SP
Eickhoff Jerad SP
Ellis Jordan P
Ellison Jason OF
Encarnacion Luis 3B
Ennis John P
Erbe Brandon SP
Eshelman Thomas P
Evans Terry OF
Farkes Zak C
Farnsworth Jeff RP
Featherston Taylor SS
Feng Lin Yen P
Fields Josh D. 3B
Florence Branden OF
Forsythe Blake C
Fox Jake 1B
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
Goeddel Tyler OF
Gomez Jeanmar RP
Gonzalez Andy INF
Gonzalez Severino SP
Gooch Tyler P
Greene Tyler SS
Griffith Derek 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
Henson Tyler OF
Hernandez Cesar 2B
Hernandez David RP
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 RP
Hitchcox Brian INF
Hollands Mario P
Hooper Matthew 1B
Howard Ryan 1B
Hudson Kyrell OF
Hunter Cedric OF
Hyatt Austin P
Ibarra Edgar RP
Infante Gregory P
Jacobson Russ C
Jarrin Stefan INF
Johnson Cedric OF
Johnson Jay RP
Johnston Trey 3B
Joseph Tommy 1B
Kennelly Tim OF
Key Chris P
King Brennan 3B
Kissock Christopher P
Knapp Andrew C
Knotts Gary SP
Langley Torre C
Laureano Wilfrido P
Libey Justin P
Linder Matthew P
Lino Gabriel C
Lively Ben P
Loops Derrick P
Lough David OF
Made Hector INF
Mangum Caleb C
Mariot Michael P
Mariotti John P
Marte Alfredo OF
Martinez Casey C
Martinez Gaby 1B
Matton Nick P
Maza Luis INF
Mazone Brian P
McGuiness Chris 1B
Meaker Jordan P
Medina Yoervis RP
Mendez Ronald P
Mercado Anderson INF
Merricks Charles P
Miller Matt OF
Minix Travis P
Mojica Jose SS
Moniak Mickey OF
Mora Audrys P
Moran Javon OF
Morgan Adam SP
Morton Charlie SP
Mulligan Nolan P
Murakami Fabio OF
Myette Aaron P
Nelson Kevin C
Neris Hector RP
Nestor Scott P
Nina Angelys 2B
Nola Aaron SP
Nunez Miguel P
O'Hare Christopher P
O'Sullivan Ryan P
Oberholtzer Brett SP
Olson Matt P
Osteen Cooper 2B
Overholt Patrick P
Overton Brad P
Padilla Matthew P
Parcus William P
Paredes Jimmy OF
Pascual Joan P
Pastornicky Tyler 2B
Pavetta Nick P
Pereira Gilmar P
Phelps Cord 2B
Pierre Gustavo 3B
Pinckney Brandon 3B
Pivetta Nick P
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
Stumpf Daniel P
Suomi John C
Sweeney Darnell SS
Tartaglia Evan OF
Tejeda Juan INF
Tempesta Nick SS
Thayer Matt OF
Thompson Jake SP
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
Velasquez Vincent 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

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Chaves Rafael TO
Gillick Pat TO
Henderson Steve TO
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Manuel Charlie TO
McClure Bob PC
Morandini Mickey TO
Nichols Rod TO
Proefrock Scott TO
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