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Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports the Phillies are calling up top prospect Alec Bohm. (Source: Meghan Montemurro on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The team hasn’t confirmed the news yet but Bohm is the type of potential impact bat who fantasy players should add right away. The third baseman hit .305 with an .896 OPS across three minor league levels in 2019. Fantasy managers can expect a good hit tool with some power and the ability to take walks.


The Phillies are not currently planning to move first baseman Rhys Hoskins down in the batting order despite his early struggles, according to manager Joe Girardi. Hoskins went 0-for-4 on Wednesday night and grounded into three double plays. (Source: Tim Kelly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Through 13 games, Hoskins has yet to hit a home run and is batting just .190. He does have 14 walks and a .404 OBP, which helps in OBP leagues, but his counting stats are definitely lacking to begin the season. As for advanced metrics, his exit velocity and hard-hit numbers are good, but his barrel and whiff percentages are well below average.

Category: Rumors


Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has been doing it all for the Phillies, though their pitching has resulted in many of Harper's performances go to waste. Through 13 games, the veteran outfielder is batting .341 with 13 runs scored, four home runs, 10 RBI, two stolen bases, and a 10:10 K:BB ratio.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed four earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out 10 over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: The 10 strikeouts were a nice surprise from Eflin, who struck out 129 batters in 163 1/3 innings in 2019, but he was done in by a few troublesome middle innings and two home runs. He'll take a 3.60 ERA into his next start against the Red Sox in Boston.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies closer Hector Neris allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two over an inning of work in a blown save against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Neris's defense didn't do him any favors on Tuesday, and he could have escaped the inning with a lot less damage. Still, he put runners on and struggled to put the Orioles away. The Phillies bullpen has a league-worst 10.19 ERA, though, so Neris is not in any danger of losing the closing job anytime soon.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies outfielder went 3-for-5 with a home run, triple, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The homer was his third of the season.

Fantasy Impact: In parts of 10 games this season, Bruce is batting .273 with five runs scored, three home runs, seven RBI, and no stolen bases.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies third baseman Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The homer was his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately for Segura, he will be remembered for the baffling defensive gaffe he made in the ninth inning that resulted in two runs scored and not his contributions at the plate. Through 11 games, Segura is batting .194 with eight runs scored, two home runs, three RBI, and one stolen base.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Wheeler only struck out two and fell an out shy of a quality start, but he continued his strong start to the season for the Phillies. He now has just eight strikeouts against five walks through 18 2/3 innings, which is a bit of a red flag, but he'll take a 2.89 ERA into his next start against the Mets at home.

Category: Game Recaps


David Robertson and teammate Ranger Suarez are both heading to Philadelphia to throw before going to the team's alternate site to continue rehab work. (Source: Todd Zolecki on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robertson is rehabbing from last summer's Tommy John surgery and the move to Philadelphia puts him on track to join the team at some point later this season. If all goes well in his throwing session with the Phillies' coaches he'll head to the alternate site in Allentown, PA to ramp up for an appearance with the Major League club down the stretch.

Category: Injury Updates


Right-hander Connor Brogdon's contract was selected by the Phillies on Tuesday as the team attempts to fix its bullpen that currently has the worst ERA in baseball. (Source: Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brogdon is a former starter who pitched to a 3.06 ERA in 26 games for the team's Triple-A affiliate last season, striking out 44 in 32 1/3 innings of work. He'll likely start out in low-leverage situations in Philadelphia, but with the bullpen in such flux could easily work his way into late-inning work with some early success.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Phillies announced a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday, including designating outfielder Nick Williams for assignment. (Source: Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams was acquired by the Phillies in the Cole Hamels trade back in 2015, and he batted .288 with 12 home runs in 83 games in 2017. However, he never developed into an everyday contributor at the big league level and may be done in Philadelphia. Williams is a former second-round pick who doesn't turn 27 years old for another month, though, so it wouldn't be a total surprise to see another team take a chance on him.

Category: Transactions


Reliever Blake Parker's contract was selected by the Phillies on Tuesday as the team attempts to right a bullpen that currently boasts a league-worst 9.87 ERA. (Source: Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parker is a veteran arm who saved 10 games for the Phillies last season, but he did so with a 4.55 ERA. He'll presumably be given an opportunity to compete for high-leverage innings, but he currently only has value in deeper leagues that reward for holds.

Category: Transactions


Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta has been optioned off the active roster, the team announced Tuesday. (Source: Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pivetta entered Monday's game against the Braves protecting a massive lead and promptly allowed six earned runs while only recording one out. Through three appearances, his ERA is currently 15.88.

Category: Transactions


Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double in Monday's win over the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Quinn is now batting .304, but don't let that number fool you. He was batting just .211 coming into Monday, and Monday's performance boosted his average nearly 100 points due to the small sample size. He has been seeing more playing time lately but will likely continue to sit regularly.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Monday's win over the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his third of the season.

Fantasy Impact: While it is a small sample size, Gregorius is rebuilding some value after signing a one-year deal with the Phillies in the offseason. Through 11 games, he is batting .263 with five runs scored, three home runs, eight RBI, and one stolen base.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI in Monday's win over the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his fifth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto now has four home runs in his last six games and is batting .306 with nine runs scored, five home runs, 12 RBI, and no stolen bases through 10 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk while striking out 10 over eight innings in Monday's win over the Atlanta Braves. The win was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Nola was dominant on Monday and left the game after eight innings with a 13-1 lead. Amazingly, the Phillies bullpen allowed seven earned runs in the ninth inning before eventually closing the door on a 13-8 win. Nola will take a 2.79 ERA into his next start against the Mets in Philadelphia.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies manager Joe Girardi says both Spencer Howard and Vince Velasquez will be options to start on Friday against the Mets. (Source: Matt Breen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It sounds as if the two pitchers will piggyback each other for this turn in the rotation. It's unclear who will be the actual "starter" but Howard is worth rostering in fantasy while this sorts itself out.


Andrew McCutchen is absent from Monday's lineup against the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is hitting .133 with no homers and a measly .373 OPS thus far. Jay Bruce is starting in left field in his place.


Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out six over four innings of work in a no-decision against the Braves Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Through two starts this season, Velasquez has a 6.43 ERA and 10 strikeouts over just seven innings of work. His next start is scheduled to come against the Mets at home.

Category: Game Recaps