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Phillies | Jake Thompson pitching well in minors

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Ryan Lawrence


Phillies | Vincent Velasquez off DL

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:15:03 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez (biceps) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 26. In a corresponding roster move, RP Elvis Araujo was sent to Class AAA Lehigh Valley.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman


Phillies | Peter Bourjos has three hits

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:05:31 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Peter Bourjos finished with three hits Sunday, June 26, in an 8-7 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman


Phillies | Aaron Nola not finishing pitches

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Aaron Nola implodes

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.

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Phillies | Peter Bourjos batting second

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:54:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Peter Bourjos is batting second in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto Sunday, June 26.

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.

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Phillies | Cameron Rupp sitting out

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.

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Phillies | Adam Morgan available in relief Sunday

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Vincent Velasquez expected to pitch Monday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:45:29 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez (biceps) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday, June 27, to start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Velasquez and agent Scott Boras have had discussions about a possible innings limit this season, although it is uncertain if Boras had spoken to the club about this issue. "The agents and I discussed it a little bit, but I don't know the definite answer, an exact amount of innings," Velasquez said. "I don't know, I'd want to say roughly like maybe 150 or something, maybe 160 tops. If there was a possible chance of being in a playoff run or something, I would love to help the guys out in relief because I've done that in the past."

Fantasy Tip: Velasquez is 5-2 with a 3.65 ERA in 12 starts this season, with 22 walks and 73 strikeouts over 61 2/3 innings, and should be viewed as a viable pitching option in most fantasy leagues. He has never thrown more than 124 2/3 innings in a season, so don't be surprised if the 24-year-old right-hander is shut down or moved to the bullpen before the end of the year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki


Phillies | Cameron Rupp running hot

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:40:16 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs Saturday, June 25, against the San Francisco Giants. It was his seventh homer of the season, but his third in the past four games with four RBIs.

Fantasy Tip: Rupp has emerged as a solid No. 2 backstop in NL-only fantasy leagues and he is a solid low-end option in DFS until he starts to cool off.

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Phillies | Andres Blanco continues to rake

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:39:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Andres Blanco went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI with a caught stealing Saturday, June 25, against the San Francisco Giants. He has hit safely in six of the past nine games, raising his average from .253 to .273 just since June 16.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco is worth using as a middle infielder option in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues and he is worth riding as a low-priced DFS option until he starts to cool off.

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Phillies | Jeremy Hellickson posts fifth win

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:39:14 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits with a walk and three strikeouts over six innings in a win Saturday, June 25, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Hellickson had a rough start to the season, posting a 4.91 ERA through his first seven starts. But he has six quality starts over the past nine outings, re-emerging as a useful NL-only fantasy option and DFS play.

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Phillies | Three Phils sitting out Saturday

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:56:38 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera, OF Cody Asche and 2B Cesar Hernandez are out of the lineup Saturday, June 25. OF Peter Bourjos leads off with 2B Andres Blanco hitting fifth and OF Jimmy Paredes hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Bourjos is hitting .375 this month and hits lefties to a .327 clip. Madison Bumgarner isn't your typical lefty, but Bourjos has upside tonight. Blanco has minimal fantasy intrigue, but Paredes doesn't at this point.

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Phillies | Vincent Velasquez throws Friday

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:44:14 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez (biceps) threw a bullpen session Friday, June 24. Manager Pete Mackanin said the team will decide when Velasquez will rejoin the starting rotation in the near future.

Fantasy Tip: Velasquez should pitch for the Phillies soon, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. He has posted a 5-2 record and a 3.65 ERA so far this season, which makes him a decent option in most mixed leagues.

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Phillies | Zach Eflin keeps Giants in check

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:03:50 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin scattered five hits over six innings, allowing just one unearned run against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: After a brutal major-league debut, Eflin has done a solid job in back-to-back starts: 11 2/3 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB and 4 K's. Even with that, Eflin remains more of an NL-only option due to his porous run support and tendency to pitch to contact, which severely limits his strikeout numbers.

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Philadelphia Phillies Player News

Aguila Osmel OF
Alfaro Jorge C
Altherr Aaron OF
Anderson Jason RP
Antoniato Pasquale SS
Appel Mark SP
Arano Victor P
Araujo Elvis RP
Arauz Harold P
Asche Cody OF
Asher Alec SP
Austin Richard P
Bacil Alvaro P
Bacsu Kirk C
Bailey Andrew RP
Barnes Casey P
Bass Brian P
Beattie Andrew INF
Bermudez Gabriel P
Best Carlos P
Blaine Davis P
Blalock Jake OF
Blanco Andres SS
Blanton John SS
Bohn T.J. OF
Bolsenbroek Michael P
Bolt Karl OF
Bootcheck Chris RP
Bourjos Peter OF
Bozied Tagg 1B
Bramhall Bobby P
Breslin Gerard P
Brunink Joseph 1B
Buchanan David SP
Budzinski Mark OF
Bump Nate P
Burke Greg RP
Burnham Gary OF
Burriss Emmanuel 2B
Cabrera Nathan P
Cameron Ryan P
Canzler Russ 3B
Carter Josh OF
Castillo Luis V. P
Castro Leandro OF
Cerrato Justin P
Chantres Carlos P
Chapman Chance P
Charles Art 1B
Cheesman Aaron C
Chiavacci Ron P
Coca Marcos P
Collier Zach OF
Colvin Brody P
Cordero Jimmy P
Correa Hector P
Cortez Jose C
Crawford J.P. SS
Crosland Jason 3B
Dalton Brett 2B
Dawson Layne P
DelaCruz Daniel P
DeRenne Keoni INF
Deschaine Jim INF
Diaz Dennis 2B
Diefenderfer Joseph P
Doi Bruno OF
Easley Edward C
Edwards Matt 1B
Eflin Zach SP
Eickhoff Jerad SP
Ellis Jordan P
Ellison Jason OF
Encarnacion Luis 3B
Ennis John P
Erbe Brandon SP
Eshelman Thomas P
Evans Terry OF
Farkes Zak C
Farnsworth Jeff RP
Featherston Taylor SS
Feng Lin Yen P
Fields Josh D. 3B
Florence Branden OF
Forsythe Blake C
Fox Jake 1B
Franco Maikel 3B
Frazee Joseph OF
Frew Bryan OF
Friend Justin RP
Gallagher Austin 1B
Galvis Freddy SS
Garcia Edgar P
Garcia Harold 2B
Garcia Luis RP
Garner Perci P
Garrett Shawn OF
Gibbs Kevin OF
Goeddel Tyler OF
Gomez Jeanmar RP
Gonzalez Andy INF
Gonzalez Severino SP
Gooch Tyler P
Greene Tyler SS
Griffith Derek P
Guevara Orlando C
Haislet Brandon OF
Hall Victor OF
Hamilton Jeremy INF
Hammond Joey INF
Hargrave Daniel INF
Harker Brett P
Harman Brad INF
Harris Ryan SS
Harris William P
Harrison Matt SP
Heid Drew OF
Hellickson Jeremy SP
Henson Tyler OF
Hernandez Cesar 2B
Hernandez David RP
Hernandez Fidel INF
Herndon Ken P
Herrera Odubel OF
Herrmann Frank RP
Hill Jason C
Hill Koyie C
Hill Ronald P
Hinkle Austin P
Hinojosa Dalier RP
Hitchcox Brian INF
Hollands Mario P
Hooper Matthew 1B
Howard Ryan 1B
Hudson Kyrell OF
Hunter Cedric OF
Hyatt Austin P
Ibarra Edgar RP
Infante Gregory P
Jacobson Russ C
Jarrin Stefan INF
Johnson Cedric OF
Johnson Jay RP
Johnston Trey 3B
Joseph Tommy 1B
Kennelly Tim OF
Key Chris P
King Brennan 3B
Kissock Christopher P
Knapp Andrew C
Knotts Gary SP
Langley Torre C
Laureano Wilfrido P
Libey Justin P
Linder Matthew P
Lino Gabriel C
Lively Ben P
Loops Derrick P
Lough David OF
Made Hector INF
Mangum Caleb C
Mariot Michael P
Mariotti John P
Marte Alfredo OF
Martinez Casey C
Martinez Gaby 1B
Matton Nick P
Maza Luis INF
Mazone Brian P
McGuiness Chris 1B
Meaker Jordan P
Medina Yoervis RP
Mendez Ronald P
Mercado Anderson INF
Merricks Charles P
Miller Matt OF
Minix Travis P
Mojica Jose SS
Moniak Mickey OF
Mora Audrys P
Moran Javon OF
Morgan Adam SP
Morton Charlie SP
Mujica Edward RP
Mulligan Nolan P
Murakami Fabio OF
Myette Aaron P
Nelson Kevin C
Neris Hector RP
Nestor Scott P
Nina Angelys 2B
Nola Aaron SP
Nunez Miguel P
O'Hare Christopher P
O'Sullivan Ryan P
Oberholtzer Brett SP
Olson Matt P
Osteen Cooper 2B
Overholt Patrick P
Overton Brad P
Padilla Matthew P
Parcus William P
Paredes Jimmy OF
Pascual Joan P
Pastornicky Tyler 2B
Pavetta Nick P
Pereira Gilmar P
Phelps Cord 2B
Pierre Gustavo 3B
Pinckney Brandon 3B
Pivetta Nick P
Poe Chad P
Prall Rich C
Pratt Trent C
Pritchard Stephen P
Pujols Jose OF
Purdom John C
Quinn Roman OF
Raggio Brady RP
Ramirez Juan Carlos P
Ramos Peter INF
Randolph Cornelius SS
Randolph Stephen P
Rawl Aaron P
Rhoads Christopher P
Richy John P
Rio-Nunez Ruddy OF
Roberts Kenneth P
Robles Oscar INF
Rocchio Joseph P
Rodriguez Jean C
Rodriguez Joely P
Rodriguez Ricciard P
Roibal Reinier P
Roller Adam P
Ruf Darin 1B
Ruiz Carlos C
Rupp Cameron C
Rushford Jim OF
Russell James RP
Ryal Rusty 2B
Salazar Jeremy C
Sanchez Angelo P
Sasaki Ryan P
Schwartz Dan P
Sellers Neil 3B
Simon Kyle P
Sladek Jakub INF
Smith Casey INF
Smith Mark OF
Smith Matt P
Solano San Lazaro P
Sorgi Adam 2B
Spears Nate SS
Spidale Mike OF
Squires Matt P
Standridge Jason P
Stumpf Daniel P
Suomi John C
Sweeney Darnell SS
Tartaglia Evan OF
Tejeda Juan INF
Tempesta Nick SS
Thayer Matt OF
Thompson Jake SP
Tirado Alberto P
Tocci Carlos OF
Tompkins Jacob P
Trinidad Jose OF
Tugwell Marc 2B
Valentin Jesmuel 2B
Van Steensel Todd P
Vanden Berg John C
Vasquez Anthony SP
Velasquez Vincent SP
Villegas-Andino Jesus SS
Waite Charles C
Walker Chris OF
Wassermann Ehren RP
Watson Shane P
Wedel Jeremy P
Welty Ron OF
Wertz Luke P
Williams Everett OF
Williams Jermaine OF
Williams Nick OF
Wilson Kris RP
Winchester Jeff C
Windle Tom P
Woodrow Christopher P
Worthington Adam P
Wright Matt P
Yarnall Ed P

Bowa Larry TO
Chaves Rafael TO
Gillick Pat TO
Henderson Steve TO
Klentak Matt GM
Mackanin Pete MAN
Manuel Charlie TO
McClure Bob PC
Morandini Mickey TO
Nichols Rod TO
Proefrock Scott TO
Samuel Juan TO
Tracy Andy TO
Wade Ed TO

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