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Phillies | Vincent Velasquez knocked around

Sun, 29 May 2016 16:46:31 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez allowed seven runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out six over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 29, and he has allowed five home runs in his last two starts.

Fantasy Tip: The 23-year-old may be tiring a bit, but his strikeout numbers remain strong, and he has too much upside to give up on in deeper mixed leagues.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard, Cesar Hernandez out of lineup

Sun, 29 May 2016 08:19:16 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard and Cesar Hernandez are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey Sunday, May 29. INF Andres Blanco will bat third and play second base, while 1B Tommy Joseph will bat fifth and start at first base. In addition, OF Tyler Goeddel is back in the lineup as the left fielder and will bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph carries a four-game hitting streak into Sunday's contest and is batting .290 with two homers and four RBI through 31 at-bats, while Goeddel is batting .313 through 64 at-bats this month. Both players can be viewed as productive sources of salary cap relief in DFS.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard continues miserable May

Sat, 28 May 2016 15:46:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, May 28, dropping his average for the month to .097 with 25 strikeouts in 62 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: The left-handed hitting Howard hardly plays against southpaws anymore, yet has logged a lot of at-bats this month despite the production of Tommy Joseph so far. Manager Pete Mackanin is reportedly very committed to maintaining a timeshare between the two, but Howard doesn't have a multi-hit game this month and really isn't giving his skipper much of a reason to keep trotting him out there. Expect Joseph to start logging more at-bats against right-handers at Howard's expense in the near future.

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Phillies | Tyler Goeddel not in the lineup

Sat, 28 May 2016 07:55:23 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Tyler Goeddel is not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks Saturday, May 28. OF David Lough will start in left field and is hitting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Lough has only two hits and one RBI over his last eight games and probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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Phillies | Mark Appel placed on minor-league DL

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:55:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies minor league SP Mark Appel (shoulder), who is currently playing with Class AAA Lehigh Valley, was placed on the minor-league disabled list due to a strained right shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Appel is a 24-year-old right-hander who was selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft by the Houston Astros but has not lived up to expectations. He is 3-3 with a 4.46 ERA in eight starts this year, with 20 walks and 34 strikeouts over 38 1/3 innings. Appel is not worth monitoring outside of NL-only fantasy leagues.

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Phillies | Two Phils rehabbing at Lehigh Valley

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:44:31 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B/OF Cody Asche (oblique) and RP Mario Hollands (elbow) have had their rehab assignments transferred to Class AAA Lehigh Valley.

Fantasy Tip: Given the Phils' lack of depth in the outfield, Asche could be poised to see a decent amount of playing time once he returns from the disabled list, making him worthy of consideration for NL-only leagues. Hollands is a 27-year-old left-handed reliever coming back from Tommy John surgery who possesses little fantasy value in any format.

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Phillies | Adam Morgan suffers loss Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:01:05 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan (1-3) allowed six runs on eight hits over four innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 27, with one walk and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Morgan allowed three homers in Friday's loss and has dropped three consecutive decisions, with six or more runs allowed in two of his last three outings. He should be viewed as a very risky fantasy option in his next scheduled start at home against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, June 1.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco in lineup Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 08:20:13 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (ankle) is in the lineup starting at third base and batting third Friday, May 27, versus Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester.

Fantasy Tip: Franco had to leave Wednesday's game early after spraining his right ankle, so this is fantastic news that he's able to play in the team's next contest. With just a .260/.303/.445 line, the 23-year-old phenom is due to put up some big numbers in the weeks ahead after teasing such a huge impact all throughout spring training.

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Phillies | Odubel Herrera drives in three runs

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:22:57 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera is batting .341 with three home runs and eight RBI through 85 at-bats this month. He should be viewed as a viable option in DFS and is a worthwhile player to own for seasonal teams looking for batting average help.

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Phillies | Aaron Nola notches win against Detroit

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:10:27 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola (4-3) allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings in a victory over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, May 25, with one walk and six strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Although Nola didn't have his best stuff Wednesday, he still earned the win thanks to a rare instance of a Phillies starting pitcher receiving a decent amount of run support. His next scheduled start will come against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, May 31.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco expects to play Friday

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:44:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (ankle) said he will play Friday, May 27, after he sprained his right ankle against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, May 25. Manager Pete Mackanin said the team will be cautious with Franco and evaluate him before a series against the Chicago Cubs. Franco went 2-for-4 Wednesday and has nine hits in his last 24 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Franco has eight home runs on the season despite a mediocre .254 average. He appears to be heating up at the plate, though, and he's a serious candidate to reach 30 home runs in his first full big league season. Get him back into your starting lineups if he's ready to go Friday night.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco leaves game early

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:33:57 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (foot) left the game early with a possible foot injury after sliding into second base Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: The injury didn't look too bad, as Franco was limping after sliding into second base against the Detroit Tigers. Check back for updates on the young slugger's condition to see if he'll miss any time. If Franco is sidelined for a stretch, Andres Blanco or Emmanuel Burriss could take over at third base. Neither would be attractive fantasy options.

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Phillies | Cesar Hernandez out Wednesday

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:07:41 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Cesar Hernandez is out of the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. 2B Andres Blanco is starting at the keystone and is hitting seventh against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco doesn't offer owners much upside with the stick. He's batting .264 with one home run and seven RBI and is a deep sleeper that'll probably disappoint hitting lower in the batting order.

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Phillies | Jeremy Hellickson solid in loss

Tue, 24 May 2016 22:06:57 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson fell to 4-3 after losing to the Detroit Tigers in his start Tuesday, May 24. He was solid, though, working seven efficient innings in which he allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk. He also struck out seven batters.

Fantasy Tip: Hellickson has quietly gone on a run as of late, as this registered as his third straight quality start. In the process, the former Tampa Bay Ray brought his ERA down to a more respectable 3.97. While he doesn't garner most of the attention on the Philadelphia pitching staff, he could be worth streaming in the weeks ahead. He's a fine source for strikeouts, too, with 57 K's in 56 2/3 total innings this season.

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Phillies | Cameron Rupp out of Tuesday lineup

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:34:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp is not starting Tuesday, May 24, against the Detroit Tigers. C Carlos Ruiz is batting sixth against Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: This is merely the Ruiz half of the platoon getting a chance to play in a game. Although Ruiz is .294-2-4 in away games, he still carries little fantasy value in all formats because of the platoon situation and the low numbers this month (7-for-33, .212 average in May).

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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 P
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
LaFromboise Bobby P
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
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
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 P
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
Venable Will OF
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

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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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