Philadelphia Phillies

NL East

Carlos Santana drives in run

Wed, Apr 25th 9:40am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a run scored and three strikeouts Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Santana's triple slash has been brutal to start the season, as his OPS is only .578. Still, his peripherals paint a rosier picture and he's still done a nice job or providing counting stats hitting in the middle of a good Phillies' order.

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Blame it on the rain, but Scott Kingery struck out four time swinging Tuesday. He is batting .197 in the month of April.

Fantasy Impact: Is Scott Kingery worth holding on to? Yes, for now. Give him sometime on the bench to work through these rookie butterflies and see how May adds up for him.

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Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a single and a sacrifice fly. He also scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Maikel Franco has five hits in his last 16 at-bats including a double and two RBIs.

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Aaron Altherr went 1-for-3 with two RBIs for the Phillies in a rainy night in Philadelphia. He is batting a mere .167 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Well, it's been a good seven days for Aaron Altherr, he has five hits in 12 at-bats including a double, a triple and two RBIs.

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The Phillies fell to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, 8-4. Vince Velasquez got the start and lasted only 4 2/3 innings. He allowed four earned runs on four hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Velasquez was a victim of the long ball, allowing two. He took the loss to drop to 1-3 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Velasquez has yet to reach seven innings or 100 pitches in a game this season. He's struck out 30 and walked seven in 26 innings, while posting an ERA of 4.50.

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Nick Pivetta went 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Pirates. Although not earning the win, Pivetta pitched well, striking out seven and allowing two earned runs on five hits. Pivetta is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Pivetta's home run allowed was his first in 28 innings after allowing 24 in 133 innings last season. He's struck out 28 and walked only four and has an excellent 1.00 WHIP.

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Victor Arano has been part of a stellar pitching staff so far this season for the Phillies. He threw two shutout innings in Sunday's 3-2 win, striking out one. He allowed his first base runners of the season, giving up a hit and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Arano has been nearly perfect in his eight outings. He's allowed just one hit and two walks, while striking out 11 in 10 1/3 innings. His WHIP is a microscopic 0.29. In 17 career game, Arano has an ERA of 0.95.

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The Phillies are 14-7 early on and much of their success is due to strong effort on the mound. Edubray Ramos continued his fine work on Sunday, striking out one in 2/3 of an inning. Ramos now has a slim 0.96 ERA for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramos has given up just five hits in 9 1/3 innings, while striking out 12 and walking three. The only earned run came on a home run given up on April 18 versus the Braves.

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The Phillies needed 11 innings to defeat the Pirates on Sunday, 3-2. Yacksel Rios finished the game, allowing a hit and no runs, striking out one. In doing do, he earned his third win of the season without a loss.

Fantasy Impact: Rios, a 24-year old right-handed reliever, has allowed one run on eight hits, three walks and seven strikeouts in eight innings of work. He's appeared in nine games this season and has a 3.63 ERA in 21 career appearances.

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The Phillies defeated the Pirates on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep. Five Phillies' pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts and two earned runs in 11 innings. Tommy Hunter was part of the mix, making his first appearance this season. He didn't allow a base runner, while striking out one in one inning of work.

Fantasy Impact: Hunter threw eight pitches, five of them for strikes. The 31-year old just returned from the disabled list due to a hamstring injury. Expect Hunter to be a set up man and could take over the closer role should Hector Neris falter.

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Odubel Herrera finished Saturday's win over the Pirates 1-for-4 with two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Herrera has been solid as part of the torrid Phillies offense, hitting .338 with an OPS of .853 on the season. His lack of power and speed so far, one homer and stolen base apiece, limits his value, but he should continue to provide a high average and decent counting stats in what's been a very solid Phillies' lineup.

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Rhys Hoskins hit his fourth homer of the season Saturday and drove in four runs in the Phillies' win. He finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Hoskins continues to be white-hot. He's now hitting .328 with a whopping 1.127 OPS. While he likely can't maintain this pace across the entire season, his advanced approach at the plate shows that this isn't a fluke, either.

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The Phillies improved to 13-7 behind strong pitching on Saturday. Hector Neris saved the game for Aaron Nola, recording the last four outs. He struck out one and allowed one hit. Neris now has four saves and an ERA of 4.00 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Most of the high ERA for Neris came in his first outing of the season. Since then he's allowed only one run on six hits in his last 8 1/3 innings, striking out nine and walking two.

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Aaron Nola continues to pitch well, striking out nine in seven innings in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Pirates. Nola allowed two runs on six hits and did not walk a batter. He is now 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA this season.

Fantasy Impact: Nola threw 103 pitches on Saturday, which is the second time in five starts he's reached 100 pitches. He's struck out 24 and walked nine in 31 1/3 innings and has surrendered just two home runs.

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The Phillies defeated the Pirates on Friday in a pitching duel, 2-1. Luis Garcia earned the win with a shutout inning in the eighth, not allowing a hit. Garcia is now 2-1 with a 2,79 ERA this season.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has not allowed a run in his last six appearances, covering 5 1/3 innings. He's allowed six hits and three walks, while striking out six in 9 2/3 innings.

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Although not part of the decision in Friday's game, Ben Lively went six solid innings against the Pirates. He allowed a run on five hits, tree walks and four strikeouts. Of his 96 pitches, 56 were for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Lively lowered his ERA from 5.87 to 4.64 after Friday's performance. He's struck out 21 while walking only six in 21 1/3 innings. Lively's reached only 100 pitches once in his first four starts and his outing on Friday was his longest this season.

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The Phillies shut out the Pirates on Thursday behind a nearly flawless performance by Jake Arrieta. He struck out 10 and allowed only one hit and two walks in seven innings. Arrieta threw 97 pitches, 65 of them for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Arrieta is now 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA for the season. He's allowed only 11 hits, while striking out 16 and walking six in 17 2/3 innings. Opponents are batting just .180 against Arrieta, who as a WHIP of 0.96.

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Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-3 Tuesday with two singles and two runs scored. He also walked twice.

Fantasy Impact: Cesar Hernandez has just four hits in his last 20 at-bats. A mini slump maybe, but he has proven to be a patient hitter now, not afraid to take a walk.

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J.P. Crawford homered and doubled driving in two runs Saturday. He is definitely seeing the ball better these days.

Fantasy Impact: After a dismal start, it's good to see J.P. Crawford hitting with some drive and power. Keep an eye on his progress.

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Nick Williams hit a double and single in five at-bats. He also crossed the plate twice.

Fantasy Impact: Nick Williams is batting .353 with six hits including a homer over his last seven games. If you have him, ride him while he is hot.

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