Philadelphia Phillies

NL East

Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over four innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 2-3 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Eflin got off to a strong start to the season by winning his first two starts while allowing just one earned run, but he has now lost three starts in a row while allowing 11 earned runs. His ERA is now 4.15, and he will look to get back on track when he takes on the Miami Marlins at home in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the New York Mets. The homer was his sixth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hoskins continues to have success while hitting cleanup for the Phillies and now has six home runs to go with 16 runs scored, 18 RBIs, and a .272 batting average.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies starter Jake Arrieta allowed three earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven over six innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Monday. The loss drops him to 3-2 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Arrieta has now thrown five consecutive quality starts to begin the season and has a 2.65 ERA to go with 25 strikeouts over his first 34 innings. His 4.48 FIP and .239 BABIP indicate that some regression could be in his future, but for now, he is pitching well and getting some good luck on balls in play. He will look to keep that going when he takes on the Miami Marlins at home in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Bryce Harper was ejected from Monday’s game versus the Mets for arguing balls and strikes. (Source: Todd Zolecki on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Harper was rung up looking a few batter before getting tossed. He had been barking from the dugout, which prompted the ejection. Harper went 0-for-2 before departing.


Scott Kingery (hamstring) currently has no timetable to return. (Source: Matt Gelb on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kingery was placed on the IL this weekend and it's looking like he will require more than the minimum stay. It's a shame because he was off to such a hot start and was about to receive everyday playing time for a bit. He can likely be dropped in shallower leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week. (Source: Matt Gelb on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If things check out well Robertson could begin throwing this weekend. Robertson is dealing with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his elbow. It's unclear if he'll require a rehab stint once he's able to pitch again. Hector Neris is the favorite for saves in Philadelphia right now.

Category: Injury Updates


Jean Segura (hamstring) is expected to return from the IL on Saturday. (Source: Matt Gelb on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Segura initially wasn't even going to go on the injured list, so this always figured to be a short absence for him. Segura is off to a nice start this year, batting .328 through mid-April.

Category: Injury Updates


Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Franco batted fifth on Sunday with J.T. Realmuto getting the day off. He is off to an excellent start to 2019, hitting six homers to go with 11 runs scored, 18 RBIs, and a .274 batting average.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff allowed four earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out eight over six innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Eickhoff made his first start of the season after joining the rotation in the wake of Nick Pivetta's demotion earlier this week, but he did not make the most of his first start. While he did not pitch incredibly poorly, his four walks did not mesh well with his seven hits allowed. The eight strikeouts were encouraging, and Eickhoff will likely be given another shot at sticking in the starting rotation against the Marlins at home in his next start this week.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez is finally heating up after a slow start, and he is now hitting .257 with two home runs and two stolen bases over 19 games. And with Jean Segura and Scott Kingery both hitting the Injured List this week, Hernandez found himself batting second in the lineup on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his fourth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen continues to bat leadoff for the Phillies, and through 20 games he is now hitting .267 with four home runs, 19 runs scored, nine RBIs, and no stolen bases while also walking 18 times.

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Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola allowed three earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out nine over 5 2/3 innings in a win over the Rockies on Saturday. The win brings him to 2-0 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: While Nola still allowed more baserunners than he or fantasy owners would like and served up two more home runs Saturday, he was able to pitch well enough to get the win. His nine strikeouts were his most in a start this season, and his win was his first since his first start of the season back on March 28. He is scheduled to take on the Miami Marlins at home in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Vince Velasquez allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings while striking out eight in a no-decision against the Colorado Rockies on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Velasquez pitched well on Friday but was not able to hang on for a win in a game the Phillies went on to lose in extra innings. Through his first 17 2/3 innings, he now has a 2.55 ERA and 16 strikeouts. His next start is scheduled to come against the Mets in New York.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his third of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto has been heating up at the plate of late, hitting two home runs, driving in seven, and scoring five runs of his own while going 6-for-13 over his last three games.

Category: Game Recaps


The Phillies placed Odubel Herrera on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a right hamstring strain. The team recalled Roman Quinn from Triple-A. (Source: Philadelphia Philles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Herrera left Wednesday's game against the Mets with the injury, and it was obviously severe enough to require a couple of weeks to recover. Quinn will likely see some starts in center field, but with Scott Kingery's bat being hot, this could be his opening toward everyday playing time.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Phillies reliever Hector Neris allowed one hit and struck out two batters over 2/3 of an inning to earn his second save of the season in Wednesday's win over the New York Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Neris now has two holds and two saves over his last five appearances and is firmly a part of the Phillies late-inning equation, even if they don't have an everyday closer just yet.

Category: Game Recaps


The Phillies are reportedly optioning Nick Pivetta to the minors and moving Jerad Eickhoff to the rotation. (Source: Matt Gelb on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pivetta earned the win in last night's start against the Mets, but was mediocre at best, allowing three runs and 10 base-runners over five innings. He's struggled all season and the Phillies appear to have reached their temporary breaking point. Pivetta still has quality raw stuff and should be back in the rotation at some point, but for now, fantasy owners in redraft leagues can move on.

Category: Transactions


Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez tossed a perfect sixth inning to earn the win in Monday's victory over the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: While the win is nice, the important note here for fantasy is that Dominguez was utilized in the sixth inning of a tie game. After his struggles to start the season, it seems like he will have to work his way back to late-inning opportunities.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies reliever Pat Neshek allowed two hits and one run in the ninth inning of Monday's win over the Washington Nationals to earn his first save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: David Robertson was expected to be the closer in Philadelphia, but his early struggles have resulted in a committee approach to the ninth inning. Neshek is more valuable in leagues that award for both holds and saves, but he does have some value in saves-only leagues now as he appears to be in the mix for saves, at least for the short term.

Category: Game Recaps


The Mets have signed 31-year-old infielder Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract. (Source: New York Mets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal included an invite to big league camp. Espinosa is merely infield depth for the Mets. He didn't play in the majors last year.

Category: Transactions