Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:08:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ruf had actually been getting more at-bats lately against right-handed pitching, but that won't be the case here. Lough draws the start, and although he'd be considered a dart throw by most in daily leagues, he is out to a fine start, having registered a .310/.364/.379 line through 10 games. His ceiling is limited, however.
Mon, 02 May 2016 12:31:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams has been better of late with an active 8-for-26 stretch leading into Monday, including two runs, three RBI and a .879 OPS over 29 plate appearances. He checks out as an upside option in daily contests Monday. Grichuk is off to an incredibly slow start with a .179/.261/.359 slash line, however, he has made the most of that horrible line with 15 runs, three home runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases. Still, Grichuk's fantasy value and playing time are dwindling.
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:54:48 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera is hitting .301/.449/.410 and has more walks this year than Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper. Herrera already has 23 walks in 25 games this year after walking 28 times in 147 games in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Herrera should be owned everywhere. His excellent plate discipline gains early this year are encouraging. Herrera's line-drive stroke combined with plus speed make him a real fantasy baseball commodity that hits at the top of the Philly order. He's a real emerging talent on a rebuilding team. Don't lose sight of him.
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:10:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hinojosa opened the season with a chance to lock down the closer's role, but he failed at that and now doesn't have much fantasy relevance at all. You can drop him in any deep leagues where you were holding him if you were speculating for saves. Jeanmar Gomez has run with his opportunity in the ninth.
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:27:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Herrera has been one of the biggest surprises of the young season, and he is worth owning in all mixed formats until he stops producing.
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:22:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Velasquez is now 4-1 with a 1.44 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings, and the 23-year-old should be owned and starting in all formats at this point.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:32:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Herrera is showing signs he is no fluke. With a .313 batting average Herrera is telling people he is worth hitting in the leadoff spot, and you should adjust your fantasy lineup accordingly.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:27:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez has turned into a pretty decent closer as the Phillies are off to a better-than-expected 14-10 start. Still, the question remains. How long can he keep this job? You may want to draft Andrew Bailey onto your roster as insurance just in case Gomez slides. For now, Philadelphia's decent play makes Gomez a good fantasy option.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:22:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Galvis can use this game to jump-start his anemic bat. He has a .220 average to go with two home runs and seven runs batted in, after a .263-7-50 record in 2015. He has at least one hit in six of the last eight games, so maybe his bat is headed in the right direction.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:48:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It wasn't all great, as Herrera was picked off. He is hitting .371 (13-for-35) during the impressive hitting streak, and is a must-start in all NL-only fantasy formats, deeper mixed play and DFS leagues at a mid-tier price.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:41:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Howard is hitting just .214, but he does have five home runs. In NL-only leagues, his power can still be useful if you can absorb the blow to batting average.
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.
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