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  • Edmundo Sosa Could Be On Phillies Playoff Roster

    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Edmundo Sosa (hamstring) is headed to meet the team at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the team's National League Wild-Card Series this weekend against the Cardinals for a possible return from his hamstring injury. After being traded from the Cardinals to the Phillies this year, Sosa hit .315/.345/.593 with a .937 OPS, two home runs, 13 RBI, nine runs scored and three stolen bases in his 25 games with the Phillies. The 26-year-old's season was in jeopardy when he suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain in mid-September, but there's a chance he could serve as a bench player for the Phillies in St. Louis this weekend if he checks out fine. Sosa has mostly been a defense-first player, but he has impressed with his bat in his short time in Philly.

    Oct 6 · Source via Phillies Edmundo Sosa
  • Bryce Harper Not In Wednesday's Lineup

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper isn't in the lineup on Wednesday for a matchup with the Houston Astros and left-handed starter Framber Valdez. Harper is batting .286 with a .364 on-base percentage, 18 home runs, and 11 stolen bases in 426 plate appearances for the Phillies this season. Instead, J.T. Realmuto will step in as the team's designated hitter and bat third. Kyle Schwarber, Matt Vierling, and Nick Castellanos will start from left to right in the outfield against Valdez and the Astros.

    Oct 5 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Kyle Schwarber Resting Against Astros

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros. The Phillies will give Schwarber the day off after they clinched a postseason berth with a victory on Monday night. He's currently riding a modest four-game hitting streak in which he's gone 8-for-13 (.615) with four home runs, one triple, seven RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base. The Phillies will be hoping he can keep that up with the playoffs beginning this Friday. With Schwarber on the bench, Matt Vierling is starting in left field and batting seventh against Astros right-hander Justin Verlander. Vierling does have multi-hit showings in back-to-back games, but he's also gone 4-for-17 with a homer and three RBI in his last seven games.

    Oct 4 · Source via Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Zach Eflin Earns First Career Save Monday

    Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin picked up the first save of his career in Monday's 3-0 win over the Astros. Eflin entered the game to pitch the ninth inning up by three and delivered a 1-2-3 inning with no strikeouts. The 28-year-old started the season in the Phillies rotation but has pitched out of the bullpen since returning from the injured list after recovering from a knee injury. Eflin now has a 3-5 record over 20 appearances (13 starts) with a 4.04 ERA. His fantasy value in 2023 will depend on his role with whatever team he ends up on.

    Oct 4 · Source via Phillies Zach Eflin
  • Kyle Schwarber Hits Two More Homers Monday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber continued to flex his muscles in Monday's 3-0 win over the Astros. The 29-year-old went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs and two walks. Schwarber has more or less been what fantasy managers had hoped for, compiling a .219/.324/.506 slash line with 46 HR, 94 RBI, and a surprising 10 stolen bases this season. The batting average is an issue, but his elite power production makes up for it. The power alone will make Schwarber a higher-end fantasy option in 2023, particularly in roto leagues, and the potential for some stolen bases is an added bonus.

    Oct 4 · Source via Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Aaron Nola Earns Win, Secures Playoff Berth Monday

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola turned in a gem in Monday's 3-0 win over the Astros, helping secure a playoff spot for his team. Nola pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing just two hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. The 29-year-old delivered as a high-end fantasy starter once again this season, going 11-13 with a 3.25 ERA, 10.32 K/9 rate, and 1.27 BB/9 rate over 32 starts and 205 innings pitched. Baseball fans will likely get to see a bit more from him during the playoffs and will have him in the higher end of their rankings for the 2023 season.

    Oct 4 · Source via Phillies Aaron Nola
  • Kyle Schwarber Blasts Two Homers, Steals Home Saturday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber had a big day Saturday against the Washington Nationals. The 29-year-old slugger stole home in game one of the doubleheader, but the Phils ended up losing 13-4. In game two of their doubleheader, Schwarber took matters into his own hands, homering twice. Overall, Schwarber went four-for-seven on the day, adding three runs and two RBI to his two homers and stolen base. Schwarber has been a true three-category monster this season, racking up 44 big flies, 97 RBI, and 90 runs, while also chipping in 10 stolen bases. The only knock against his season is his .210 average, but that was to be expected from Schwarbs. He will be taken with a high draft pick next season.

    Oct 2 · Source via Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • J.T. Realmuto Taking A Seat In Game 2 Of Doubleheader

    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto made history in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday against the Washington Nationals, but he'll start on the bench in Game 2. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a double, three stolen bases, an RBI and two strikeouts in Game 1 to become only the second catcher in major-league history to hit 20-plus home runs and steal 20-plus bases in the same season, joining Ivan Rodriguez, who accomplished the feat back in 1999. Realmuto now has 22 home runs and 21 stolen bases in 2022. Garrett Stubbs is behind the dish in Game 2 and is hitting ninth against Nationals right-hander Tommy Romero. In four appearances in September, Stubbs is 1-for-9 with no RBI or runs scored, but he is hitting .276 (27-for-98) on the season.

    Sep 30 · Source via Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Darick Hall Recalled On Friday

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Darick Hall has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. The 27-year-old has nine home runs and 16 RBI while batting .264 through 38 games with the Phillies this season. They've decided to add a little pop to their lineup for the final few games of the regular season. Hall isn't in the lineup for the first game of the doubleheader on Friday, but will likely play in the second contest. Yairo Munoz has been optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.

    Sep 30 · Source via Phillies Darick Hall prospects
  • Kyle Schwarber Reaches Base Twice On Thursday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber was 0-for-2 in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs but did walk twice. He's been struggling to hit recently, batting .185 in his last 15 games, but still has five home runs in that span. Overall, it's been a productive season for Schwarber, who's slugged 42 HRs and has slashed .212/.315/.483 with 95 runs, 87 RBI, and nine stolen bases over 149 games. The lefty is a must-start in every league unless fantasy managers are going all in for batting average.

    Sep 29 · Source via Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Nationals-Phillies To Play Doubleheader On Friday

    The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies will begin their weekend series with a doubleheader on Friday with the remnants of Hurricane Ian forecasted to bring inclement weather to the region over the weekend. The game between these two teams scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Friday. Right-hander Erick Fedde is scheduled to start the first game for the Nationals on Friday, and he will be opposed by Phillies left-hander Bailey Falter. In the nightcap, right-hander Anibal Sanchez will take the mound for the Nationals and be opposed by right-hander Noah Syndergaard.

    Sep 29 · Source via Nationals Phillies
  • Nick Castellanos Not Starting Thursday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs as the Phillies look to snap their four-game losing skid. Castellanos just returned from the injured list on Tuesday from an oblique injury, and he's gone 4-for-7 with four singles since his return, but the team will give him a day off heading into the weekend. It's been a disappointing year for the 30-year-old overall after he hit a career-high 34 home runs for the Reds in 2021, as he's slashing .269/.309/.399 with 13 long balls and 61 RBI in 130 games in 2022 for the Phils. Matt Vierling is getting the start in right field on Thursday and is hitting ninth against Cubs right-hander Javier Assad.

    Sep 29 · Source via Phillies Nick Castellanos
  • Aaron Nola Takes Loss As Phillies Tumble

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola couldn't get it done against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, as he gave up four runs on five hits in six innings. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter. His record for the year fell to 10-13 in the 4-2 loss. With a 3.36 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 226 strikeouts in 198 1/3 innings, Nola deserves better than his record. He should get one more start in 2022, and fantasy managers and Phillies fans are counting on better results with the season on the line.

    Sep 28 · Source via Phillies Aaron Nola
  • Colin Morel Takes Zack Wheeler Deep

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Colin Morel had one hit in his three at-bats Tuesday, but he made it count, taking Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler deep in the bottom of the third inning of a 2-1 win. It was Morel's 15th long ball of the season to go with his .749 OPS, 54 runs scored, 42 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 401 plate appearances. That's plenty of production across all fantasy categories, especially when fantasy managers consider that Morel was likely free off the waiver wire early in the season.

    Sep 27 · Source via Phillies Zack Wheeler
  • Zack Wheeler Effective In No-Decision

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler made his second start since returning from the injured list Tuesday, and he was effective, allowing one run on five hits and a walk in six innings against the Chicago Cubs. He struck out five batters in the no-decision, as the Phillies fell 2-1. Wheeler does not appear to have missed a beat from sitting out for a month, though fantasy managers were certainly disappointed not to have his production at this key point in the season. Wheeler has a 2.92 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 11 wins and 156 strikeouts through 148 2022 innings.

    Sep 27 · Source via Phillies Zack Wheeler
  • Phillies Outright Johan Camargo

    The Phillies announced this evening that infielder Johan Camargo cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The switch-hitter was designated for assignment over the weekend. Camargo signed a $1.4MM free agent deal with the Phils over the winter after being cut loose by the Braves. It marked his first stint outside the Atlanta…

    Sep 27 · MLB Trade Rumors Phillies Johan Camargo
  • Nick Castellanos Back From Injured List

    The Philadelphia Phillies reinstated outfielder Nick Castellanos (oblique) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and optioned catcher Donny Sands to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move. Castellanos is starting in right field and is hitting sixth on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs and right-hander Marcus Stroman. The 30-year-old Castellanos missed almost a month with a right oblique strain and didn't go on a minor league rehab assignment, so it remains to be seen how effective he'll be at the plate for fantasy managers to close out what has been a very disappointing first year in Philly. He's returning to a .265/.305/.397 slash line with 13 home runs, 61 RBI, 53 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 499 at-bats. Castellanos made the All-Star team for the first time in 2021 and hit .309 with a career-high 34 home runs and 100 RBI.

    Sep 27 · Source via Phillies Nick Castellanos
  • Phillies Select Chris Devenski

    The Philadelphia Phillies announced they have selected the contract of reliever Chris Devenski. In corresponding moves, left-hander Brad Hand was placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to September 22nd, and infielder Johan Camargo was designated for assignment. The 31-year-old Devenski re-signed with Arizona Diamondbacks on a Minor League contract before the 2022 season, but…

    Sep 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Phillies Chris Devenski
  • Nick Castellanos Aiming To Return From 10-Day IL On Tuesday

    Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos is planning to return to the lineup on Tuesday, when the Phils begin a three-game series with the Cubs.  Castellanos hasn’t played since September 2 due to an oblique strain, but after taking part in baseball activities today, he believes he is ready to get back onto the field without the…

    Sep 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Phillies Nick Castellanos
  • Nick Castellanos Will Return To The Phillies Next Week

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos (oblique) will return to the team next week and forego a minor league rehab assignment, according to interim manager Rob Thompson. The 30-year-old outfielder, who has been out since early September, plans to do a full workout on Saturday and Sunday and hopes to rejoin the team for their series against the Chicago Cubs next weekend. If all goes according to plan, he would skip a minor league rehab assignment altogether. The team should provide an update on his status towards the end of this weekend. Castellanos is slashing .265/.305/.397 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI and seven stolen bases over 499 at-bats in what has been an underwhelming first season in Philadelphia.

    Sep 24 · Source via Phillies Nick Castellanos
  • Brandon Marsh Returns Against Braves

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh (knee) is back in center field and is batting sixth on Friday against the Atlanta Braves and right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Marsh suffered a bruised left knee while attempting to make a catch at the wall on Tuesday, but he's back in the lineup to begin a weekend series against Atlanta. In 29 games with the Phillies since being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels, Marsh is hitting .281/.304/.438 with two home runs, 12 RBI, nine runs scored and a stolen base. He's been much better against right-handed pitching, too, going 73-for-286 (.255) with eight of his 10 home runs against them in 2022.

    Sep 23 · Source via Phillies Brandon Marsh
  • Andrew Painter Continues To Rise For Phillies

    Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Andrew Painter has won the organizations Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award with his impressive professional debut in 2022. The clubs first-round pick in 2020 was short of perfect in his first campaign and went 6-2 with a 1.56 between Single-A Clearwater, High-A Jersey Shore and Double-A Reading. He also recorded 155 strikeouts and walked just 25 batters in 103 2/3 innings. Despite being just 14 months removed from being drafted and 19 years old, Painter is a consensus Top-25 prospect and could even have a chance of making his big-league debut for the Phillies in 2023. Dynasty managers should be rostering Painter and redraft managers should file his name away for next years drafts.

    Sep 23 · Source via Phillies Andrew Painter prospects
  • Brandon Marsh Out On Thursday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh (knee) is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. It shouldn't come as a big surprise after Marsh bruised his left knee attempting to make a catch at the wall on Wednesday. The Phillies are also facing tough left-hander Max Fried in Thursday's tilt, so it makes too much sense to rest Marsh for at least one more day. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now. Matt Vierling will get the start in center field on Thursday and is hitting seventh against Fried. Vierling has been better against southpaws this year, batting .281 (32-for-114) with two of his five home runs against them in 125 plate appearances.

    Sep 22 · Source via Phillies Brandon Marsh
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