Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies

NL East

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Friday against the Mets. (Source: Philadelphia Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Joseph has seen irregular playing time all September, and with the emergence of Rhys Hoskins Joseph's role on the team is in question for 2018. He has a .241 AVG and 22 HR on the season.


The Phillies improved to 64-95 on the season with a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Wednesday. Jorge Alfaro had a good night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Alfaro is now batting .304 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Alfaro is 4-for-6 in his last two starts. He has a solid .343 on-base percentage and .803 OPS. He needs to improve in plate discipline, walking on two times, compared to 33 strikeouts in 102 at-bats.

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Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was the team's lone offensive bright spot on Monday. He went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Nationals beat Philadelphia lost 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Herrera is now batting .281 with 14 homers, 64 runs, 52 RBIs, and eight steals on the year. He also has an impressive 40 doubles this season. He has some value as a reserve outfielder in mixed leagues.

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Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola pitched well against the Washington Nationals on Monday but wound up taking a tough-luck loss. Nola allowed just two runs over six innings of work while striking out nine as the Nationals beat Philadelphia 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Nola didn't get much run support on Monday but he remains one of 2017's top breakout pitchers. The 24-year-old now has a 12-11 record, 3.54 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 184 strikeouts in 168 innings. He's scheduled to make one more start, against the Mets, this season.

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The Phillies fell to the Braves on Saturday by the score of 4-2. Maikel Franco had a solid night in the loss, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Franco is now batting .231 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Franco's season has been a disappointment, posting an on-base percentage of only ,283 and OPS of .678. He has 20 home runs this season, but only four since August 1.

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Nick Williams plates two

Sat, Sep 23rd 10:46am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

PHI

Phillies outfielder Nick Williams went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in his team's 7-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Williams continues his solid rookie campaign. The outfielder is now batting .289 with 11 homers and 52 RBIs. He should be on the radar in NL-only leagues and dynasty formats.

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Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs on Thursday. It wasn't enough as the Phillies lost to the Dodgers 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Hoskins continues to amaze in his rookie season. The slugger is hitting .293 with 18 homers and 45 RBIs in just 140 at-bats. He has future star written all over him as he's shaping up as an upper-tier fantasy first baseman for the 2018 season.

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Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr stayed red hot at the plate on Wednesday. Altherr went 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and four RBIs to help down the Dodgers 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Altherr has now homered in three straight games, racking up nine RBIs over that span. The outfielder is hitting .281 with 19 homers, 54 runs, 60 RBIs, and five steals this season.

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The Phillies pounded 14 hits in Thursday's 10-0 win over the Marlins. Cesar Hernandez had a big night, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored. He's now batting .293 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has career highs in doubles, home runs, runs scored and slugging percentage. He's become one of the more reliable lead off hitter in the National League.

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The Phillies enjoyed a 13-hit attack in an 8-1 win over the Marlins on Wednesday. Freddy Galvis had an excellent night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored, raising his average to .255 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Galvis was just 1-for-15 over the previous four games before Wednesday's three-hit game. Galvis is on pace for 30 doubles and 12 home runs. While his .307 on-base percentage is low, it's the highest of his career.

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J.P. Crawford will make his season debut on Tuesday. He'll play third base and bat seventh.

Fantasy Impact: Crawford's natural position is SS, but he has made starts at the hot corner in Triple-A this season. He could gain eligibility across the diamond in his debut with the Phillies. Still considered a top prospect, it's to be determined if Crawford can put it together at the top level.


Phillies center fielder Pedro Florimon went 1-for-1 on Saturday but was forced to leave the game early after dislocating his right ankle while beating out an infield single.

Fantasy Impact: This didn't look good as the game was delayed for 15 minutes while emergency workers tended to Florimon's ankle. The outfielder posted a .348 average in 15 games for the Phillies but his season is more than likely over.

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The Phillies improved to 13-2 against the Braves this year with a 5-1 win on Monday. Cameron Rupp provided a big blast with a homer run in the seventh inning. He finished with two RBI and now has 14 home runs and 30 RBI this season.

Fantasy Impact: Rupp has four home runs in his last seven games. His batting average and on-base percentage are low, but Rupp is on pace to surpass last season's career best 16 home runs.

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Hector Neris pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Cubs on Sunday to earn his 16th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Neris now has five scoreless outings in a row, and looks to be in peak form. Though the Phillies struggle to win games, Neris should be good for a handful of saves for the remainder of the season.

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Andres Blanco has been a disappointment off the bench this season after thriving in that role the last few seasons. He had a big day on Tuesday, hitting two home runs in four at-bats. He knocked in four and is batting .174 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Blanco had only five extra-base hits in 111 at-bats before his two home run day. His four RBI nearly matched the five he had coming into the day.

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The Phillies exploded to seven runs in the sixth inning propelling them to a 12-9 win over the Giants. Ty Kelly provided the big blow with a pinch-hit grand slam. The home run was Kelly's second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kelly is batting only .187 in 75 at-bats this season and 1-for-4 this month. He has only 132 career at-bats, so his overall fantasy value is minimal.

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Hyun-soo Kim drives in one

Fri, Aug 18th 7:19am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Phillies outfielder Hyun Soo Kim went 1-for-4 on Thursday with a single and one RBI. The Phillies went on to lose to the Giants 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Kim's tenure with the Phillies has been much like his with the Orioles as he's been a part-time player. He has played more consistently with Odubel Herrera sidelined by a hamstring strain but expect him to return to the bench when Herrera returns. Kim is batting .213 with one homer and 11 RBIs this season.

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Leiter gave up eight runs (four earned) and seven hits in five innings of work while earning the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Leiter showed some promise in his last two starts only giving up three runs while putting up good strikeout totals. He came back to earth this start against a modest San Diego offense. He can be safely avoided at this time.

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Efflin kept the Phillies in the game but unfortunately gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. He did manage to strike out five in a losing cause.

Fantasy Impact: Efflin owns an ugly ERA of 5.76 on the year and has a K/9 rate of 5.6. Until he can show some consistency he needs to be avoided in all formats.

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Velasquez left after the first inning due to numbness in his right middle finger. In his only inning of work he gave up three hits and three runs.

Fantasy Impact: Owners may want to monitor his situation as the Phillies may want to sit him out for his next start.

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