Philadelphia Phillies

NL East

Phillies closer Hector Neris allowed one earned run on one hit and two walks while striking out one en route to earning his 27th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Neris now has a 3.03 ERA on the season, which fantasy owners will live with as long as he continues to hold down the ninth inning job in Philadelphia.

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Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 29th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hoskins has now hit in eight straight games and seems to be getting hot at the right time for fantasy owners who are trying to win their championships this week.

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Vince Velasquez allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over five innings in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Velasquez has pitched to very mixed results this season and has not been pitching deep into games. He does have 121 strikeouts over 108 2/3 innings, but his 4.89 ERA shows how inconsistent he has been. He is currently scheduled to get another start this week when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland.

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Phillies starter Jason Vargas allowed four earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six over three innings in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Vargas has now allowed six earned runs over just six innings in his last two starts combined, and he will take a 4.48 ERA into his next start against the Indians in Cleveland.

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Bryce Harper was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Red Sox. (Source: Scott Lauber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper was tossed after voicing his displeasure on a called third strike in the third inning. He finished the afternoon 0-for-2 and is 8-for-39 in September.


Phillies shortstop Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 12th of the year while the steal was his ninth.

Fantasy Impact: Segura is now hitting .284 on the year with 77 runs scored, 12 home runs, 56 RBI, and nine stolen bases through 132 games.

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Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 25th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto has three home runs over the last week and has been really heating up at the plate for the Phillies as they push for a playoff spot.

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Phillies starter Drew Smyly allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Smyly allowed two home runs and did not stick around long in this one, though the Phillies managed to score nine runs and cruise to a win. He'll take a 6.22 ERA into his next start against this same Braves squad in Atlanta.

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Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed three unearned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five over 3 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Eflin has been pitching better of late but remains a high-risk, low-reward option, especially in head-to-head leagues that are currently in the playoffs. He will take a 4.20 ERA into his next start against the Braves in Atlanta.

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Phillies utilityman Scott Kingery went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 19th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kingery now has two home runs in his last three games, though he didn't start the middle game. He has been enjoying a solid season in Philadelphia despite missing some time earlier in the year and is now batting .267 with 58 runs scored, 19 home runs, 53 RBI, and 12 stolen bases through 111 games.

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Phillies outfielder Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homers were his 11th and 12th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Dickerson now has three home runs over his last two games and now has eight since arriving in Philadelphia at the trade deadline.

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Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Braves. The homer was his 10th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez now has two home runs in his last three games while also adding two stolen bases during that span.

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Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed four earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out seven over six innings in Monday's loss to the Braves. The loss drops him to 12-5 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: After throwing four consecutive quality starts, Nola has now allowed nine earned runs over his last 10 innings. He has managed to strike out 13 batters over that span, but fantasy owners will be hoping for a better overall performance when he takes on the Red Sox in his next start.

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Jay Bruce (arm) has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list Sunday. (Source: Philadelphia Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bruce last played for the Phillies on August 8th before landing on the injured list with a flexor strain in his left arm. He went hitless in eight at-bats in two rehab games at Double-A Reading. Bruce might have to settle for limited at-bats with Corey Dickerson establishing himself as the preferred option in left field.

Category: Transactions


The Phillies optioned Maikel Franco to Triple-A on Monday. (Source: Philadelphia Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Franco went 2-for-6 this weekend while filling in for Bryce Harper (paternity leave). The 27-year-old will likely return to the Phillies when rosters expand on September 1st.

Category: Transactions


Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday. (Source: Matt Breen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pivetta was shifted to the bullpen earlier this season, but has allowed at least one earned run in four of his last five appearances. He will look to get back on track in Triple-A, but whether he is used as a starter or reliever remains to be seen.

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Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Padres, but he also left the game due to groin tightness.

Fantasy Impact: Quinn has been riding a little hot streak lately, with hits in four straight games and multiple hits in two of those games.

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The Phillies placed starter Jake Arrieta on the injured list on Wednesday, and he will undergo tests on Thursday to determine whether or not he will have season-ending surgery on his ailing elbow, according to reports. (Source: Scott Lauber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arrieta has been pitching through bone spurs in his elbow for this last several starts, and the issue has apparently gotten progressively worse. While the tests will provide more information and the official word, Arrieta is expecting to have surgery and be shut down for the rest of the season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic. (Source: Meghan Montemurro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robertson was signed by the Phillies in the offseason to be their closer, but his season is now over after throwing just 6 2/3 innings 5.40 ERA ball for Philadelphia. If he ends up needing Tommy John Surgery, he will likely miss all of next season, as well. Look for updates on his status in the coming weeks, but he can be dropped in all formats.

Category: Injury Updates


Adam Haseley went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: This was Haseley's third multi-hit in his last four games. Though he has been receiving steady playing time, there are more viable outfield options.

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