Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:26:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) was a fringe option at best at FantasyScore when he was playing regularly, and he probably isn't worth using at all if he is going to be in and out of the lineup sporadically.
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:16:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Howard ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) may have been helped by Colorado's hitter friendly park, he has been solid in May in general. He is hitting .325 with five home runs, and he has nice upside for the price at FantasyScore thanks to his power.
Thu, 21 May 2015 09:23:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. C Cameron Rupp is behind the dish and is hitting eighth in the batting order against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa.
Fantasy Tip: Rupp ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting only .171 (7-for-41) with one RBI on the season. You should look elsewhere for your FantasyScore lineups, even at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Thu, 21 May 2015 09:17:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. OF Darin Ruf is starting in left field and hitting third in the batting order against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa.
Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is an intriguing under-the-radar FantasyScore candidate today. He's hitting barely over .200 on the season, but he is 7-for-22 (.318) with two of his three home runs off lefties. De La Rosa has been much better in his career at hitter-friendly Coors Field, oddly enough, but he's also wildly inconsistent. Ruf could be a sneaky sleeper pick.
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:49:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) looks the best he has in four years, ever since that fateful Achilles tear in the 2011 National League Championship Series. At this lower price, he is definitely worth putting in your lineup.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:04:58 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Jeff Francoeur is starting in right field and hitting sixth in the batting order against Colorado Rockies SP Eddie Butler Wednesday, May 20. OF Grady Sizemore will start on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Francoeur ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is hitting just .225 (20-for-89) with three home runs and 11 RBI, and he's been even worse against righties (.213/.269/.426). Not even the fact that he's taking hacks at hitter-friendly Coors Field should make you want to play him at FantasyScore right now.
Mon, 18 May 2015 14:55:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Billingsley can be ignored in all fantasy formats until he returns and proves his health. He isn't worth stashing outside of NL-only formats, and even there, he is nothing more than a desperation play. After all, he has only pitched 28 innings since 2012.
Mon, 18 May 2015 14:50:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Starting in Coors Field isn't an ideal pitching environment, to say the least. Plus, Gonzalez has just 7 2/3 innings of experience at the highest level, including his debut start Tuesday, April 28, where he lasted just 2 2/3 innings and allowed 10 hits and seven earned runs. Start Gonzalez in all fantasy formats at your own risk.
Sun, 17 May 2015 20:23:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After going hitless in his season debut, Franco has gone 3-for-8 with two RBIs and three runs scored in his last two games. He is worth picking up in deeper leagues, but don't expect any type of consistency from the 22-year-old.
Sun, 17 May 2015 08:45:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has hit just .132 off righties this season, in 57 plate appearances. FantasyScore owners need to ignore Ruf completely.
Sun, 17 May 2015 08:41:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Blanco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a switch-hitter, but he is batting just .250 against RHPs this season, compared to .364 against lefties. Even with a great spot in the lineup, Blanco doesn't warrant much consideration.
Sun, 17 May 2015 08:29:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) made three straight starts before serving as a pinch hitter in the last two games. Hernandez is just 3-for-his-last-13, and FantasyScore owners need to look elsewhere.
Sun, 17 May 2015 06:38:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Williams ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has walked just two batters over his last three starts, and he has struck out at least four hitters in four of his eight starts this season. Williams can be a sneaky choice as a second pitcher on FantasyScore in ideal matchups.
Sat, 16 May 2015 13:41:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of your cap) is hitting just .234-0-6 and isn't worth consideration on FantasyScore.
Fri, 15 May 2015 11:59:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Franco was off to a very good start in the minor leagues and likely will see most of the starts at third base since he has been called up. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see him in a few games before considering him for their lineups.
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