Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:01:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Papelbon could miss a few days because of the illness but should not be sidelined for very long. Papelbon has picked up three saves so far this season and should be in starting lineups as long as he is healthy.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:33:42 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere is starting in left field and hitting leadoff against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Friday, April 24. OF Odubel Herrera was dropped to the second spot in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Revere ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is just flopping spots with Herrera Friday night, so it's not a big lineup shakeup. Revere has disappointed his owners with his start to 2015, going 10-for-53 (.189) with four stolen bases. Despite hitting .341 (61-for-179) in 2014 against lefties, Revere is a weak FantasyScore option tonight against Wood.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:17:39 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 23. SS Andres Blanco is starting at the 6 and hitting eighth in the batting order against Miami Marlins SP David Phelps.
Fantasy Tip: Blanco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a light-hitting utility infielder that won't excite many folks at FantasyScore today, even while facing the underwhelming Phelps.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:15:55 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 23. C Cameron Rupp is starting behind the dish and hitting sixth in the batting order against Miami Marlins SP David Phelps.
Fantasy Tip: Ruiz is off to a rough start this year and is being rested during a day game after a night tilt. Rupp ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has two hits in 15 at-bats this year, and isn't a recommended catching option at FantasyScore in an already weak Phillies lineup that is resting most of their regulars today.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:21:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Darin Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of your cap) is in there against Bartolo Colon, but he's just 3-for-30 (.100) to open the season. Avoid him on FantasyScore.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:10:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cesar Hernandez ($1,600, 3.2% of your cap) is in there against Bartolo Colon. Hernandez has little FantasyScore appeal.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:45:41 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run, five hits and three walks over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday, April 22, against the Miami Marlins. He also recorded five strikeouts in the 106-pitch quality start.
Fantasy Tip: Hamels ($7,800; 15.6% of cap) is winless in four starts despite a respectable 3.75 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. The problem has been the Phillies have totaled just six runs in his four games started this season. FantasyScore owners will still like his 23 strikeouts over 24 innings, but be mindful wins will be hard to come by.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:45:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: O'Sullivan will be replaced in the rotation Thursday against the Marlins by Dustin McGowan, who will pitch three or four innings before turning it over to another reliever. At $3,000 (or 6.0% of cap) O'Sullivan should be avoided until he is 100 percent healthy and facing a favorable ultra-matchup.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:44:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McGowan isn't expected to go more than three or four innings, so fantasy players will want to steer far clear of this situation.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:43:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It was his only hit in four at-bats and he is still hitting a paltry .120 for the season. FantasyScore owners would be wise to avoid Utley, even at a tempting price of $2,900 (or 5.8% of cap), until he starts to produce better results.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:29:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Williams also posted six strikeouts in the 94-pitch quality start. You have to pick and choose your spots with Williams in FantasyScore ($3,200; 6.4% of cap), but he proved Tuesday he can still be useful.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:28:41 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') had one hit in four at-bats in his minor-league rehab game with Triple-A Lehigh Valley Tuesday, April 21. He is hitting just .118 during his stint so far.
Fantasy Tip: Brown is battling back from a sore left Achilles' tendon and he is expected to need the entire three weeks of his minor-league rehab assignment. Look for him to return sometime in May to the big club.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:28:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Billingsley was fabulous a few years back with the Dodgers, but injuries have knocked him from the fantasy radar. If he can re-gain his healthy and form, he could re-emerge as a useful option for the pitching starved Phillies.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:22:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 4-for-16 at the plate this season but has not recorded any extra base hits. Owners on FantasyScore likely will be able to find better options to use.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:13:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Utley ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is receiving a day off after playing in each of the last six games. Cesar Hernandez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will take Utley's place in the lineup but is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.
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