Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
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.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:22:03 -0700
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.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:18:17 -0700
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).
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:14:47 -0700
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.
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.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:48:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ruiz ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is batting just .200 in 65 at-bats since Aug. 1, and is 4-for-29 against the Marlins this season. Avoid using him today in FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:43:56 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (wrist) is not in the starting lineup against SP Tom Koehler for the first game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins Saturday, Oct. 3. 3B/OF Cody Asche will bat fifth and play the hot corner.
Fantasy Tip: Franco is available to play this weekend, although it is unknown if he will start any games or just be available off the bench. It's too much of a risk for fantasy owners to rely on him during the final days of the regular season.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:40:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: CL Ken Giles received the day off after he had pitched in each of the team's previous three games. Expect him to resume ninth-inning duties during the upcoming series against the Miami Marlins.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:26:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff (3-3) allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings Thursday, Oct. 1, in a victory against the New York Mets. He walked one and tied a career high with 10 strikeouts for the second consecutive start.
Fantasy Tip: In eight outings this season, Eickhoff ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) had quality starts in seven of them. In his final four starts, he allowed three earned runs over 28 innings, with seven walks and 33 strikeouts.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:07:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In 93 at-bats versus southpaws this year, Ruf ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has eight home runs and 22 RBIs. He could be used as part of a platoon at first base for the Phils in 2016 whenever the team faces a lefty, assuming that Ryan Howard is not moved during the offseason.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:29:07 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff pitched his fourth consecutive game with at least seven innings and no more than two earned runs against Thursday, Oct. 1. He is the only rookie in the National League to accomplish the feat this season. The Phillies won the game against the New York Mets 3-0 Thursday, and Eickhoff recorded his third win of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Eickhoff ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) posted a 3.07 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and 8.0 K/9 over his seven starts for the Phillies this season, and he allowed just three runs with 33 strikeouts through 28 innings over his current four-game stretch. He could present nice upside for seasonal players next spring, as he'll likely check out as a late-round flier in most drafts.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:29:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is a good start against lefty Sean Gilmartin on FantasyScore today. Ruf has owned lefties to a .374-7-20 clip this year.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:38:52 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is unlikely to play again this season, according to manager Pete Mackanin. "It doesn't look good for him to play the rest of the year," Mackanin said. "Especially, we have a few lefties coming up. I don't know if it makes sense, but I'll see what he wants to do. If he wants to play a game, I'll throw him in there."
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players can ignore Howard ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) for the remainder of the season, and Howard should be replaced in all seasonal leagues. Darin Ruf ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) projects to continuing manning the 3 for the rest of the campaign.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:00:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's not even a sure thing that Franco does anything more than pinch hit here or there, so he's certainly not worth the risk on FantasyScore. The promising rookie third baseman hasn't played since Aug. 11.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:43:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite a favorable hitting spot tonight, Ruf ($3,800, 7.6% of cap), who swings and misses frequently, remains a low-end daily commodity. Against right-handers, he's hitting a disappointing .159 (25-for-157) with only three of his 10 long balls.
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