Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:06:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Asche doesn't really stand out much for fantasy purposes aside from depth in NL-only leagues, but his lineup placement today boosts his DFS value some. Both of his home runs this year have come against righties, too, so give him a look as a deep sleeper.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:03:06 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Mark Appel (elbow) had surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow Wednesday, June 29, and he'll miss the rest of the season. He's expected to be ready for spring training.
Fantasy Tip: The former first-rounder of the Astros is listed as the Phillies' No. 4 prospect per MLB.com. He was 3-3 witha 5.17 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 8.0 K/9 in eight starts for Class AAA Lehigh Valley this year. The Phillies are likely being cautious with the young righty right now, but he could challenge for a rotation spot next spring if healthy. For now, keep him on your radar in dynasty/keeper leagues.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:43:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez continues to rack up the save opportunities, making him a desirable relief pitcher to own in seasonal formats even though the Phillies are having issues at the moment.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:02:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Joseph is hitting a miserable .218 (19-for-87) in June but does have five home runs and 10 RBI. His average on the season is down to .234, and his struggles have made him unusable in most mixed leagues lately. Howard has had his own similar struggles this year (.153-11-24), and he can't be trusted in any fantasy format tonight against Greinke.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:09:15 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez showed little rust in his first start since coming off the disabled list against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, June 27, yielding five singles while fanning seven over five scoreless frames en route to his sixth win of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Velasquez, who suffered a biceps injury in his last start on June 8, was cut off after 84 pitches, but his stuff was as good as ever. The 24-year-old recorded 16 swinging strikes Monday and is up to 80 strikeouts over 66 2/3 innings. Velasquez should be considered a middle-of-the-road fantasy option, however, in his next start at home on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:21:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco finished 2-for-5, including an RBI single in the sixth inning and a two-run single in the seventh, in an 8-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, June 27.
Fantasy Tip: Consistency has not been Franco's bag in 2016, as 27 of his team-high 40 RBI have come in 10 games this season. However, the fact the 23-year-old has been able to drive in that many runs for the majors' second-worst offense is a feat in and of itself. Franco is batting .243, has scored 25 runs and doesn't steal bases to go along with his 12 homers and 40 RBI, making him a fringe corner infield option in most leagues.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:37:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is just standard procedure with a lefty on the hill facing the Phillies. With just two hits in his last 15 at-bats, not to mention a discouraging .232/.279/.362 line for the season, Goeddel really shouldn't be an option for any fantasy formats at all.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:02:29 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Jake Thompson has a 0.76 ERA in five starts with Class AAA Lehigh Valley in June and has held opponents to a .271 on-base percentage and .547 OPS in that span. Overall he's 6-5 with a 2.88 ERA in 15 starts with a 1.17 WHIP and 63 strikeouts and 27 walks in 90 2/3 innings. If he continues to pitch well over the next few weeks, he could be an option to be called up by the Phillies.
Fantasy Tip: Thompson's numbers are nice, but his 6.3 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 aren't all that appealing for prospective fantasy owners, mainly in NL-only and dynasty leagues. Keep Thompson on your radar in those formats but keep expectations in check if he gets a call to join the Phillies rotation in the second half this year.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:15:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Velasquez will start Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Go ahead and activate him in all formats, but be careful that his first outing or two back may be a bit rocky as he gets his pitching legs together.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:05:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bourjos hit second in this game, and hitting higher in the lineup appears to have helped him. Bourjos has a .250/.284/.367 hitting line, higher than it was with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is worth looking at in DFS formats since Bourjos is not an everyday player, for the most part.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:26:21 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola said he has not been finishing his pitches his last few starts, causing him to pull pitches out of the strike zone. Nola said he believes this may be the key to his recent struggles.
Fantasy Tip: Nola's last four games have been awful, and while he has too much upside to give up on, you may want to bench him until he is back on track.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:00:22 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola allowed five runs on 10 hits while striking out four and hitting three batters over 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, June 26, and he hasn't pitched out of the fourth inning in four straight starts.
Fantasy Tip: Nola is worth hanging on to in case he turns his season around, but you should leave him on your bench while he tries to figure things out.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:54:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bourjos has been on a hot streak lately with eight hits in his last 19 at-bats including one home run and four RBI during that span. He has the chance to be a decent option for owners in daily fantasy leagues.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:45:12 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto Sunday, June 26. C Carlos Ruiz will start at catcher and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Ruiz is hitting only .180 in limited playing time this month and probably should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:47:13 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan will be available out of the bullpen for the game against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, June 26. He was originally scheduled to pitch versus the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, June 27, but it now appears as though SP Vincent Velasquez (biceps) will be activated from the disabled list to make the start.
Fantasy Tip: This could be a sign that Morgan's days with the parent club are numbered. The 26-year-old left-hander is 1-6 with a 6.55 ERA through 11 starts this year and is not a recommended fantasy option in any format.
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