Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies

NL East

Nick Williams drives in one

Thu, Jul 27th 6:57am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

PHI

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Williams continued his hot hitting on Wednesday, going 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI to help down the Astros 9-0.

Fantasy Impact: Williams has acclimated himself nicely to the big leagues, hitting .309 with four homers, 11 runs, and 19 RBIs in 81 at-bats. He's a strong waiver add in most leagues.

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Philadelphia Philies outfielder Aaron Altherr picked up two hits, including a triple, in his first game back from the disabled list. The Phillies went on to beat Houston 9-0.

Fantasy Impact: Altherr spent 10 days on the DL with a hamstring strain. He's now slashing .290/.359/.543 with 14 homers, four triples, and 44 RBIs on the year.

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Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with two solo homers against the Astros on Wednesday. He helped lead the Phillies to a 9-0 win over Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Rupp has been heating up at the plate lately, batting .361 with four homers, eight runs, and eight RBIs over the past month. He now has a .233 average, nine homers, and 23 RBIs on the season. If you need a catcher, he's worth an add considering how well he's been hitting lately.

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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was held hitless by the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Herrera went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts as the Phillies went on to lose 5-0.

Fantasy Impact: Herrera has been swinging a hot bat over the past month, hitting .313 with four homers, 11 runs, and nine RBIs over that span. He's worth a look in deeper leagues if you need a reserve outfielder.

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Vincent Velasquez tossed just three innings in Monday's loss to the Houston Astros, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks before having his night cut short by a lengthy rain delay.

Fantasy Impact: Velasquez had looked sharp his last time out in his first start back from the disabled list, tossing a quality start while allowing just one run on four hits. He was definitely not at his best on Monday, and the weather prevented him from salvaging the performance. He will look to turn things around in his next start against the Braves at home.

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Cesar Hernandez finished 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a run scored as the Phillies defeated the Brewers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez is hitting just .261 since being activated from the disabled list on July 17th. Overall the 27-year-old second baseman is hitting .276 on the year with six home runs and six steals. The numbers are solid but only worth owning in 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

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Maikel Franco went 0-for-2 at the plate with two walks and a run scored as the Phillies defeated the Brewers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Franco who has struggled most of the year is hitting well over his last 14 games. The young third baseman is hitting .286 with three home runs and 10 RBI over that time frame. Franco is a good value right now in DFS and fantasy owners should take advantage of this hot spell.

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Aaron Nola allowed one run over seven innings against the Brewers on Friday. He allowed five hits and walked two while striking out nine. He moved to 7-6 with the victory.

Fantasy Impact: This was back-to-back strong starts against a good Brewers lineup for Nola, who has now allowed two runs or less and struck out at least seven in six consecutive starts. He'll have a tough task in his next start against the Astros.

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The Phillies got at least one hit from every member of the starting lineup in a 10-3 win over the Marlins on Wednesday. Tommy Joseph had three hits, in six at-bats, raising his average to .249 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Joseph was in a 2-for-21 slump over the previous six games before Wednesday's three-hit game. He's still on pace to hit 26 home runs, but Joseph wont help in any other fantasy category.

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The Phillies earned their second straight win with a 10-3 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday. Freddy Galvis scored three of the runs and also collected three hits in five at-bats. He raised his batting average to .251 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Galvis was 6-for-15 with three doubles and four runs scored in the series with the Marlins. He's putting together a good offensive season, on pace to hit 17 home runs and knock in 66.

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Hector Neris pitched just 2/3 innings in relief Monday. He gave up no runs and didn't allow a run.

Fantasy Impact: Hector Neris now has a 3.38 ERA on the year. He has been pretty shaky and isn't a reccomended player to own unless you are in a deeper league.

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Jerad Eickhoff pitched six innings, gave up five earned runs on six hits. Eickhoff also picked up eight punch outs.

Fantasy Impact: Jerad Eickhoff currently has a 4.83 ERA on the year and has a 1.52 WHIP. He is the owner of a 1-7 record too. With all of this, Eickhoff is not a recommended player to own in fantasy leagues

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The Phillies avoided a sweep against the Brewers with a 5-2 win on Sunday. Andrew Knapp had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. He raised his batting average to .258 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Knapp has done a solid job when given the opportunity. His on-base percentage is .360 and has an OPS of .743. Overall, he's done better than Cameron Rupp and should see more playing time behind the plate over the next 70 games.

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Jeremy Hellickson pitched six innings, gave up three runs off of just five hits. He picked up just four strikeouts as well. All three of his runs came via the home run, with him giving up two long balls.

Fantasy Impact: Jeremy Hellickson's ERA now sits at 4.49. Hellickson hasn't been too good this year, especially in fantasy. His low strikeout numbers and inconsistency makes his best suited not to be on your roster.

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Pat Neshek pitched one inning, gave up no runs, and allowed just one hit. He also picked up one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Pat Neshek lowered his ERA to 1.35 on the year after this scoreless inning. Despite him being the best reliever on the Phillies this year, Hector Neris remains the closer. Although Neshek could potentially take Neris's job, the best move is to wait before picking Neshek up off of the waiver wire.

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Daniel Nava went 3-for-5 with three singles and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Nava is batting .300 in limited time for the Phillies this season. He led off today, and is the type of player to consider in DFS when he's batting high in the order.

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Ben Lively pitched 6 1/3 innings, gave up two runs on just five hits against the Mets. He recorded just two strikeouts while surrendering four walks.

Fantasy Impact: Ben Lively now has an ERA of 3.72 on the year. He has been an extreme contact pitcher this year with just 13 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings. The 25-year-old does not deserve to be owned in fantasy leagues, granted his small strikeout numbers and the risk that comes with his inexperience.

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The Phillies had production from a few unlikely sources in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Mariners. Ty Kelly belted his first home run of the season in the third inning. He finished 1-for-4 with two RBI. Kelly is batting .196 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: With Cesar Hernandez on the disabled list and Howie Kendrick down with an injury as well, Kelly could see significant playing time. If Kelly shows he can hit every day, he might be worth a gamble in deeper leagues.

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Mark Leiter pitched six innings, gave up no runs, on three hits with five strikeouts against the Diamondbacks. Leiter also picked up his first career hit Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Leiter's ERA now sits at a modest 3.60 on the year. Used primarily as a long reliever this season, Leiter was forced to make his first start of his career Friday. Leiter has been good at limiting hits as batters have hit just .159 off of him this season. Despite this, he is not a recommended pickup in most fantasy leagues.

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Nick Pivetta recorded 10 strikeouts in Wednesday's start against the Cardinals. He pitched six innings, giving up three runs on just four hits which resulted in a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Pivetta has had two really solid starts in a row, especially in terms of fantasy. In his last two starts, he has combined for 19 strikeouts in 13 innings while giving up just three runs. Coming off a Triple-A stint where he posted a 1.91 ERA in 10 starts, he definitely has potential, especially considering his high strikeout numbers. Despite this, it's probably wise to watch how he does in his next few starts before making a move.

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