Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:13:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Morgan struck out just 49 batters through 84 1/3 innings over 15 starts last year with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He has limited fantasy appeal and is nothing more than a desperation start in all fantasy formats Friday. There could be value in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues if he sticks in the rotation, but for now, take a wait-and-see approach with Morgan.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Impressively, the 22-year-old right-hander has gone seven innings in all but one of his five starts this season, while allowing one run or less in three of those outings. And remember, this is a guy that was drafted only two years ago. Clearly, he has a very high ceiling, and it appears Nola is harnessing his potential faster than most people anticipated. He merits a spot on fantasy rosters in just about all leagues with how solid he's been.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:10:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This marked the first time in five starts this year where Hellickson was able to pitch into the seventh inning. See if he can put together a few more decent starts in a row before considering him as a viable pitching option in daily fantasy games.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:25:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's another unfortunate twist for Morton after a really good start to the season. Adam Morgan has taken his rotation spot, but he's only NL-only depth at this point.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:47:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Blanco is hitting .346 this season, but it's mostly station-to-station work and the power is an anomaly. He is still a solid fantasy option in NL-only formats and he is a salary saver in DFS play.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:47:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Herrera has hit safely in seven straight games, going 9-for-24 (.375). He is a solid NL-only fantasy option and a steam play in DFS formats.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:46:46 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (leg) was visited by a trainer in the seventh inning after stumbling while running the bases Tuesday, April 26, against the Washington Nationals. He was able to stay in the game.
Fantasy Tip: Franco finished 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI. It appears safe to keep him in the active fantasy lineup.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:20:41 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Charlie Morton (hamstring) has a strained left hamstring, and although the Phillies didn't reveal the results of his examination Monday, April 25, manager Pete Mackanin said the news wasn't good, and Morton will be out longer than expected. SP Adam Morgan will be called up to start against the Cleveland Indians Friday, April 29.
Fantasy Tip: Morton has a lengthy injury history, and with him unlikely to return soon, he can probably be dropped from all rosters in mixed leagues. Morgan doesn't throw hard and shouldn't move the needle much at all outside of the deepest NL-only leagues as a matchup play if he sticks in the rotation.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:02:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Blanco is a light-hitting utility infielder that should be avoided against Scherzer in daily formats Tuesday, despite hitting in a favorable lineup spot.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:52:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Morgan has the first crack at replacing Charlie Morton in the rotation. Morgan went 5-7 with a 4.48 ERA and just 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 15 starts for the Phils last year. He doesn't have much velocity on his pitches and gives up plenty of fly balls. There's not much to like here.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:37:51 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Charlie Morton (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 24, with a strained left hamstring, and he will have an MRI Monday, April 25, to determine how long he will be out. General manager Matt Klentak said a decision will be made later in the week on who will replace Morton in the rotation, but he mentioned SP Adam Morgan as a candidate.
Fantasy Tip: Morgan has been pitching well in the minors, and he could be worth a speculative grab in NL-only formats.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:37:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff endured his worst outing by far despite recording seven strikeouts on Sunday, April 24, surrendering a season-high seven runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Fantasy Tip: A six-run sixth inning provided most of the damage against Eickhoff, who hadn't yielded more than two earned runs in any of his first three turns. This outing is a bitter pill to swallow for his owners, but the 25-year-old has built up enough of a track record to trust in a home start against the Cleveland Indians next weekend.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:45:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF David Lough is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Wily Peralta Sunday, April 24. 2B Emmanuel Burriss will start in left field and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Burriss has only one hit in 15 at-bats this season and is not a strong starting candidate in any league.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:17:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Franco is picking up where he left off this spring and sits with five home runs, 12 RBI and a .299/.338/.552 slash line to start the season. Expect the budding star to live up to his preseason hype this year with a breakout campaign. Keep him in mind in daily contests against favorable opponents, too.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:10:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After a sneaky productive 2015 showing with 64 runs, eight home runs, 41 RBI, 16 stolen bases and a .291/.344/.418 slash line over 495 at-bats, Herrera's strong start this year is encouraging. He is up to 10 runs, two home runs, eight RBI and four stolen bases with a .283/.442/.433 line this year, and Herrera can help in deep mixed leagues. Scoop him up if you need an outfielder.
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