Philadelphia Phillies

NL East

Phillies outfielder Jay Bruce left Saturday night's game against the Atlanta Braves with left hamstring tightness, according to Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki. (Source: Todd Zolecki on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bruce was initially acquired by the Phillies to be a left-handed bat off the bench and an occasional starter rather than an everyday starter, and injury concerns for the veteran were part of the reason why. The injury to Andrew McCutchen has changed things, and it appears that it did not take long for Bruce to get dinged up. Look for an update on his status on Sunday but do not be surprised if he misses at least a couple of games.

Category: Injury Updates


Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto left Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves one inning after being hit by a foul tip off the bat of Freddie Freeman in the groin. He was replaced at catcher by Andrew Knapp. (Source: Corey Seidman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto initially stayed in the game, which is a good sign, but he was ultimately removed for precautionary reasons. Look for an update on his status on Sunday, but with a day game following a night game, he will likely be out of the lineup anyway.

Category: Injury Updates


Phillies utilityman Scott Kingery went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, and two runs scored in Friday's loss to Atlanta. The homer was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kingery missed some time earlier this season but now has a path to everyday playing time with Andrew McCutchen out for the season with a torn ACL. Thus far, he has responded with a .330 batting average, eight home runs, 20 runs scored, 19 RBIs, and two stolen bases over 37 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 15th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hoskins has now homered in two of his last four games after going nearly two weeks without a home run, and this could be a sign that he is ready to go on one of the runs that fantasy owners grew accustomed to last season.

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Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 12th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has not gotten off to the start in Philadelphia that many hoped for, but he still has a respectable .824 OPS on the year. Strikeouts have been the main problem for Harper as he is striking out 29.3% of the time, which is significantly higher than his career mark of 21.7%.

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Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Pivetta was coming off of a complete game shutout over the Reds but allowed three home runs to the Braves on Friday. He pitched well into the sixth inning, but he and the Philadelphia bullpen combined to blow a 5-1 lead in route to eventually losing 9-8. He now has a 5.00 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season and is scheduled to take on the Nationals in Washington in his next start.

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Dominguez had PRP injection in his injured elbow earlier this week and hopes to be throwing in 4-6 weeks if all goes well. (Source: Todd Zolecki on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dominguez has opted against having surgery in hopes of pitching again this season. The 24-year-old has a 3-0 record with a 4.01 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 24 2/3 innings this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out nine over eight innings in a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The loss drops him to 6-6 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Eflin has been excellent for the Phillies of late and has a 2.81 ERA, but it is worth noting that some of the metrics tell a different story. His xFIP is nearly two runs higher at 4.66, and his Hard% is up more than 7% than last season when he had a 4.36 ERA. His next start is scheduled to come against the Nationals in Washington, but Eflin may be more of a sell-high candidate than someone fantasy owners will be able to rely on consistently for the rest of the season.

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Phillies starter Jake Arrieta allowed three earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out five over six innings in Tuesday’s win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The win brings him to 6-5 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Arrieta had allowed five earned runs in both of his previous starts, failing to make it into the sixth inning in either start, so Tuesday was a nice bounce-back performance. His ERA actually went up, however, from 4.29 to 4.31. He is currently scheduled to take on the Nationals in Washington in his next start.

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Phillies manager Gabe Kapler says Jerad Eickhoff is being moved to the bullpen for now. (Source: Scott Lauber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eickhoff was hit hard on Monday versus Arizona and now owns a 5.02 ERA on the year. The Phillies aren't naming a replacement starter for Sunday just yet.


Phillies shortstop Jean Segura went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his sixth of the season while the steal was his fourth.

Fantasy Impact: Segura continues to hit third for the Phillies and has been producing well behind Bryce Harper and in front of Rhys Hoskins. He is now hitting .291 with six home runs, four stolen bases, 41 runs scored, and 27 RBIs on the year, and his RBI total should continue to increase if he stays in the three-hole.

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Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his fourth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez is settling into the leadoff role in Philadelphia and should see an uptick in value across the board in the wake of Andrew McCutchen's season-ending knee injury.

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Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Nola bounced back after allowing six earned runs in his previous start, but his ERA is still an uncharacteristic 4.58 on the season. He has now also walked at least three batters in four straight starts and five of his last six starts, which has contributed to his 1.49 WHIP on the year. His next start is scheduled to come against the Braves in Atlanta.

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The Phillies have placed Adam Haseley on the 10-day IL with a hip flexor strain. (Source: Scott Lauber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Haseley was scratched from the lineup on Friday with the issue, and it apparently is going to take more than a few days to recover. The 23-year-old is just 1-for-7 to begin his big league career.

Category: Injury Updates


Neris recorded a five-out save, while striking out two, in a 7-5 victory against the Padres on Wednesday. The save was Neris's 12th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The Phillies turned to Neris in a high-leverage situation in the 8th, and he escaped a bases-loaded jam despite walking the first batter he faced. Neris then retired the Padres in order in the 9th. Neris is 12-for-12 in save opportunities this season, and with fellow bullpen arm Seranthony Dominguez sidelined with an elbow injury, Neris seems solidified as the Phillies' primary option in save situations. His outing Wednesday moves his ERA to 2.03 and his WHIP to 0.90.

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Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in Monday's game against the San Diego and is out for the season, according to Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb. (Source: Matt Gelb on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen left Monday's game after injuring his knee during a rundown in the first inning, and he looked to be in obvious pain as he was helped off the field. He had been off to a strong start with his new team while batting leadoff, slashing .256 / .378 / .457 with 10 home runs, 45 runs scored, 29 RBIs, and two stolen bases through 59 games. In Tuesday's lineup, second baseman Cesar Hernandez is leading off, with Bryce Harper moving into the two spot and shortstop Jean Segura dropping from second to third in the order. If this lineup sticks, Hernandez should see an uptick in value for the rest of the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave for Odubel Herrera until June 17th. (Source: MLB PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Herrera was arrested for domestic violence back on May 28th and is almost certainly facing a suspension by MLB, whether he is convicted of a crime or not. Herrera reportedly caused "minor injuries" to his girlfriend in this incident.


Phillies pitcher Cole Irvin allowed two earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five over 3 2/3 innings while pitching in relief for the Phillies on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: While it was originally reported that Irvin was going to start on Saturday, the Phillies opted instead to use an opener and have Irvin handle the bulk of the relief duty. It is not clear if Irvin will make his next scheduled start against the Reds or if Zach Eflin will return from the injured list.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday’s win over the Cardinals. The homer was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Franco had cooled off significantly after a hot start to the season and could lose some playing time to the versatile Scott Kingery if the latter continues to produce, although the absence of Odubel Herrera should push Kingery to the outfield most days.

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Phillies reliever Juan Nicasio allowed one hit over 2/3 of an inning to earn his first save of the season in Monday's extra-inning win over the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Nicasio entered the game with a 5-4 lead in the 10th inning after regular closer Hector Neris pitched in a tie game in the ninth inning. While Neris has the closer's job locked down for the time being, Nicasio has been pitching his way into more high-leverage opportunities over the last few weeks.

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