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  • Taijuan Walker Questionable For Next Start

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (toe) left Wednesday's start after being hit by a liner on the foot, but he is feeling encouraged about making his next start. Matt Gelb of The Athletic has reported that Walker's toe is not broken. He also notes that it is no sure thing that Walker will make his next start, but the club will see how the right-hander is feeling on Friday. Walker got a late start to the season after dealing with shoulder pain and is 3-0 with a 4.91 ERA over his first four starts of the season. More should be known on his status on Friday, but it does not seem like a long-term injury. If Walker were to miss his next start, Spencer Turnbull would likely draw the spot start.

    May 17 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Jose Alvarado Blows Save Thursday

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    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jose Alvarado had a tough outing on Thursday, blowing the save and taking the loss in a 6-5 defeat at the hands of the New York Mets. Alvarado allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out two. It was a tough situation for the lefty, who inherited the ghost runner in a one-run game. He had been rock solid of late, allowing just one run in his last eight innings pitched. Alvarado should still be the go-to guy for the Phillies, but don't expect him to always pitch in save situations as the team has shown the willingness to use him earlier in games.

    May 17 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Jose Alvarado
  • Taijuan Walker Leaves Start Early With Foot Injury

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Taijuan Walker (foot) was forced to leave his start early on Thursday against the visiting division-rival New York Mets after he was hit by a line drive on his left foot. Before leaving the contest early, Walker allowed two earned runs on four hits (one homer to Pete Alonso) while walking two and striking out one in 3 1/3 innings pitched. The Phillies are likely to do some tests on Walker, at which point we should have a better idea of the severity of his injury and whether it will cause him to miss his next start. The 31-year-old got a late start to the season due to injury and came into Thursday's start with a 4.82 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 15 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings over his first three starts. After giving up two more runs on Thursday, Walker's ERA now stands at 4.91.UPDATE: Walker's injury is being called a foot contusion, but he's scheduled for more testing.

    May 16 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Trea Turner Goes Through More Agility Work

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    For the second straight day on Thursday, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner (hamstring) went through a full agility workout at Citizens Bank Park while taking ground balls and also hitting inside in the cages. It has only been 13 days since he injured his left hamstring and is progressing at a surprising pace given the original timetable of around six weeks. The 30-year-old All-Star is making fantastic progress, but the Phillies will probably pump the brakes on him returning too soon and aggravating his injury, especially given the nature of Turner's game on the basepaths. However, if Turner continues to progress at this pace, he'll surely beat his projected six-week timetable, which is great news for his fantasy managers. Edmundo Sosa will continue to work as the Phillies' starter at the 6 until Turner returns from his hamstring ailment. Keep Turner stashed in all fantasy formats.

    May 16 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Trea Turner
  • Bryson Stott Out Against Lefty

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    Philadelphia Phillies middle infielder Bryson Stott and outfielder Johan Rojas will both retreat to the bench on Thursday against the visiting New York Mets. With Stott out, Whit Merrifield will make the start at second base and bat sixth against Mets left-hander Jose Quintana. Cristian Pache will play center field for the Phillies and bat out of the nine-hole. Despite hitting .294 (10-for-34) against southpaws this year, Stott will get the day off to rest. He's been hot to start the month of May while picking up offensively slack with Trea Turner (hamstring) out, as Stott has gone 14-for-34 (.412) with a homer, 12 RBI and five stolen bases since May 3. He should be back at second base on Friday for the start of a series against the visiting Washington Nationals. Merrifield has struggled to hit this year, batting .188 (15-for-80) with two homers, four RBI and four steals.

    May 16 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryson Stott
  • Trea Turner Takes Grounders Wednesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner (hamstring) went through agility drills on Wednesday less than two weeks after suffering a left-hamstring strain. He also took ground balls. "There is no timeline," according to manager Rob Thomson. However, The Athletic's Matt Gelb writes that Turner doesn't look like a player that will miss another four weeks. It's a good sign for Turner's fantasy managers, but the Phillies could still slow-play the All-Star shortstop to make sure he doesn't aggravate his hammy when he returns. The 30-year-old needs to be stashed in an injured-list spot in all fantasy formats. In the meantime, Edmundo Sosa should continue to see most of the action at the 6 in Philadelphia. Before his injury, Turner was hitting a cool .343/.392/.460 with an .852 OPS, two home runs, nine RBI and 10 stolen bases in 137 at-bats.

    May 15 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Trea Turner
  • J.T. Realmuto To Return To The Lineup Wednesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (knee) will return to Wednesday's starting lineup against the New York Mets, barring anything unexpected, according to manager Rob Thomson. Realmuto was held out of action for a third straight game due to right-knee soreness in Tuesday's shutout win over the New York Mets but he should be back in there for the third game of the series on Wednesday. Fantasy baseball managers will want to get the 33-year-old veteran backstop back in all starting lineups on Wednesday, as he's still one of the best offensive-minded catchers in the game. Realmuto is hitting .364 (12-for-33) in the month of May in eight games and is currently riding a six-game hitting streak in which he's gone 11-for-26 with no homers and one RBI.

    May 14 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Bryce Harper Will Play Wednesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper (head) is feeling better, according to manager Rob Thomson, after he was scratched from Tuesday's win over the New York Mets due to a migraine headache. Harper's migraine was not related to him being hit in the head by a throw on Monday night. The former MVP was available to pinch hit on Tuesday and will play on Wednesday against the Mets, so fantasy managers will want to get him back in their starting lineups then. The 31-year-old left-handed slugger has been better so far in May, going 13-for-39 (.333) with three home runs and 11 RBI. On the season as a whole, Harper is slashing .259/.381/.496 with an .877 OPS, nine home runs, 29 RBI and two stolen bases in 168 plate appearances.

    May 14 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Aaron Nola Tosses Shutout On Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola looked outstanding during Tuesday's game against the New York Mets. The right-hander struck out eight batters as he tossed a complete game in an 109-pitch outing. The Mets started to get something going with the bats in the ninth, but Nola was able to work around the base runners. This shutout by Nola is now the fifth one thrown in the league this season. He'll take his 3-2 record and 3.10 ERA into his next outing.

    May 14 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola
  • Bryce Harper Scratched With Migraine

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    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper (head) has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the New York Mets with a migraine headache. Fantasy baseball managers will need to quickly remove Harper from their lineups on Tuesday before the first game of the day starts. With Harper now out, Alec Bohm will move across the diamond to first base and will hit cleanup, while Whit Merrifield starts at third base and hits sixth against Mets right-hander Jose Butto. Harper should be considered day-to-day for now. Fantasy managers will want to check back on Wednesday to see if he's back in the lineup for the third game of the series against the division rivals. Harper is hitting .259 (36-for-139) on the year with nine home runs, 29 RBI, two steals and 23 runs scored and is a must-start in all fantasy leagues when he's active.

    May 14 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • J.T. Realmuto Still Out Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (knee) is out of the starting lineup once again on Tuesday versus the New York Mets. Garrett Stubbs is behind the plate again and is batting ninth against Mets right-hander Jose Butto. Although Realmuto is missing his third straight game with a right-knee injury, manager Rob Thomson said that Realmuto's knee is feeling better and he was able to do some work on the field and in the batting cage prior to Tuesday's game. However, the 33-year-old isn't a lock to return to action on Wednesday, so fantasy managers may have to wait another day or to get him back. Stubbs is a poor DFS choice at the catching position, especially while hitting ninth. He's currently hitting just 4-for-30 (.133) on the year with no home runs and one RBI.

    May 14 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Bryson Stott Powers Phillies Late-Inning Comeback Win Vs. Mets

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    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott brought the late-inning heroics in the Monday night 5-4 win by hitting a game-tying solo home run against New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz. Stott also included an infield single to make that three games in a row with a multi-hit effort. He is now sporting a .270 batting average with three home runs, 23 RBI, and 10 stolen bases over 36 games. In the past week, he's been doing it all for fantasy managers with 10 hits, nine runs batted in, and four stolen bases. Look for Stott to keep it rolling with three more games on tap against the Mets and three against the Nationals to cap off the week.

    May 14 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryson Stott
  • Jose Alvarado Notches Eighth Save Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jose Alvarado picked up his eighth save of the season in Monday's 5-4 extra-innings win over the Mets. Alvarado came in to pitch the bottom of the 10th inning up by one with an automatic runner on second and shut the door with a 1-2-3 outing. The 28-year-old has pitched well overall this season and has seen the majority of save opportunities for the Phillies, converting all of them with a 3.57 ERA, an 8.15 K/9 rate, and a 3.57 BB/9 rate. While other Phillies relievers offer fantasy value in deeper leagues and saves-plus-holds leagues, Alvarado is the pitcher to roster in conventional fantasy leagues at this time.

    May 14 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Jose Alvarado
  • Kyle Schwarber To Return To Lineup On Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder/designated hitter Kyle Schwarber (back) will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the New York Met on the road at Citi Field, according to manager Rob Thomson. Schwarber was pulled late in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins with back soreness and was held out of the starting lineup on Monday for the third straight game, although he did come in to strike out as a pinch-hitter late in Monday's contest. The 31-year-old left-handed slugger's injury was never considered serious, but they wanted to hold him out for a few games as a precaution. After striking out in his pinch-hitting appearance on Monday, Schwarber is now hitting .216 on the year with a .718 OPS, nine home runs and 25 RBI in 40 games. He's leading baseball with 59 strikeouts and is going to be a drain on your team's batting average, but you can't argue with his elite power.

    May 13 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • J.T. Realmuto Still Nursing Knee Injury

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (knee) is out of the starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Realmuto will be missing his second straight game after missing Sunday's contest with a sore right knee. With Realmuto still resting up, Garrett Stubbs will make a second straight start to catch left-hander Cristopher Sanchez while batting ninth against Mets left-hander Sean Manaea. Realmuto's knee injury isn't considered serious, so fantasy managers should treat him as day-to-day and check back on Tuesday to see if he's feeling good enough to play. When active, he's a must-start, top-tier fantasy catching option. Stubbs has never faced Manaea in his career and will be a low-upside DFS play. He's gone just 3-for-26 (.115) on the year with no home runs.

    May 13 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • No Kyle Schwarber Again On Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder/designated hitter Kyle Schwarber (back) remains out of the starting lineup on Monday against the New York Mets for the series opener in what will be his third straight missed game. The 31-year-old All-Star slugger was pulled from Friday's game early with lower-back soreness and remains out for the Phils to kick off the new week. The good news is his injury isn't considered very serious, and he's hoping to return to action on Tuesday for the second game of the series at Citi Field. Nick Castellanos is at DH on Monday and is hitting cleanup, while Whit Merrifield is in left field and batting leadoff against Mets left-hander Sean Manaea. Merrifield has four hits in eight career at-bats against Manaea and plays as a low-cost DFD sleeper on Monday against a lefty.

    May 13 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • J.T. Realmuto Out Against Marlins With Knee Injury

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (knee) is getting a breather on Sunday in the series finale against the Marlins in Miami after manager Rob Thomson said that Realmuto came to the ballpark and said his knee is a little banged up. Thomson said he's not worried but wanted to give the veteran starter a rest day. With Realmuto out, Garrett Stubbs will do the catching and will hit ninth of the Phils against Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett. Fantasy managers will want to check back on Monday for the series opener against the New York Mets to see if Realmuto is back in there. Those setting DFS lineups should probably ignore Stubbs as a deep sleeper at the catcher position. He's gone 3-for-22 (.136) in 2024 with no home runs and one stolen base.

    May 12 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Kyle Schwarber Not Playing Sunday

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    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder/designated hitter Kyle Schwarber (back) is not in the team's starting lineup on Mother's Day on Sunday against the Miami Marlins. Schwarber was pulled from Friday's win over the Marlins early with back soreness and was held out on Saturday. The 31-year-old left-handed slugger said he's hoping to return on either Monday or Tuesday against the New York Mets, so it doesn't appear to be a serious injury. Still, fantasy managers won't have him available for the series finale in Miami on Sunday. Bryce Harper is the DH and will hit third on Sunday, with Alec Bohm starting at first and batting second against Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett. Whit Merrifield is at the hot corner and is serving as the Phils' leadoff hitter. Schwarber continues to hit for a low average (.217) while providing high-end pop for his fantasy managers when he's in the lineup.

    May 12 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Bryson Stott Drives Home Four In Phillies Win Over Marlins

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    Philadelphia Phillies infielder Bryson Stott was the hero of the day in the team's 8-3 over the Miami Marlins on Saturday as his bases-clearing triple in the top of the sixth inning broke the game open. Stott, who finished 2-for-5 with a run scored, added his fourth RBI of the day with an infield single in the top of the eighth to boost his batting average to .257 this season. Over the past 15 games, the second baseman has driven in 16 runs while sporting a .400 OBP, making him a must-start in all league formats.

    May 11 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryson Stott
  • Kyle Schwarber Dealing With Sore Back

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    The Philadelphia Phillies pinch hit for outfielder/designated hitter Kyle Schwarber (back) in the ninth inning of their 8-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday because of a sore back. Schwarber said he felt his back tighten up on his last swing in the seventh inning. He went 2-for-5 with two RBI in the victory but said, "I'll probably take tomorrow off just to make sure we're good to go." The Phillies have yet to release their lineup for Saturday's game in Miami, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect Schwarber to be in it. Kody Clemens pinch hit for Schwarber on Friday night and could get the starting nod on Saturday to give Schwarber a day to rest his back. Schwarber is still hitting only .217 (33-for-152), but he's added nine home runs and 25 RBI and will continue to be an elite source of power for fantasy managers as long as he stays healthy.

    May 11 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Nick Castellanos Homers As Bat Continues to Perk Up

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    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos hit his third homer of the season to help Philadelphia to an 8-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday. Since April 20, Castellanos has hit .275/.333/.478 to help boost his batting average to .207, a 54-point jump in batting average since he ended the April 19 loss to the White Sox batting .153. All three of his homers have come in that span as the Phillies, who have won eight of their last 10, are banking that Castellanos can continue to keep his bat perking up. Castellanos is slashing .207/.268/.571 with three home runs, 13 RBI, 16 runs, and a stolen base over 157 plate appearances in 2024.

    May 11 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Nick Castellanos
  • Ranger Suarez Throws Seven Shutout Innings

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez authored yet another brilliant performance in Friday's victory over the division-rival Miami Marlins, throwing seven scoreless innings with nine strikeouts. Suarez scattered only three hits and walked just two over 97 pitches, earning his seventh win of the campaign and his seventh in a row. The 28-year-old southpaw is enjoying a Cy Young-caliber start to the year, gathering a 1.50 ERA and 0.72 WHIP while punching out 55 and walking eight across 54 frames (eight starts) out of Philly's rotation thus far. Suarez will get the New York Mets next in a home start that's scheduled for Wednesday, when he'll be a locked-in fantasy start in all season-long leagues.

    May 11 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Ranger Suarez
  • Bryson Stott, Brandon Marsh Resting Against Lefty

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    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott and outfielder Brandon Marsh find themselves on the bench for Friday's contest against Miami Marlins left-hander Trevor Rogers. Cristian Pache is in left field for the Phillies and is batting in the eight-hole, while Whit Merrifield will play second base and bat sixth against Rogers. Stott is carrying a .250/.344/.389 slash line with three homers, 19 RBI, eight steals and 19 runs in 108 at-bats so far in 2024. Marsh will be out for the first time since May 1. The 26-year-old is batting .254 (30-for-118) with six homers, 20 RBI, five steals and 13 runs this year. Merrifield is the more realistic DFS sleeper target on Friday. He's never faced Rogers in his career and is hitting .237 (14-for-59) on the year with two homers, four RBI and four stolen bases.

    May 10 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Brandon Marsh Bryson Stott
  • Cristopher Sanchez Pitches Seven Innings In Tuesday Win

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cristopher Sanchez turned in his best start of the season in Tuesday's 10-1 win over the Blue Jays. Sanchez pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. The 27-year-old hasn't had the most exciting start to the season, but he is now 2-3 with a 3.22 ERA, an 8.42 K/9 rate, and a 3.72 BB/9 rate in seven starts and 36 1/3 IP. He will look to build on his success in his next scheduled start, which will be a decent matchup at a middling Mets lineup.

    May 8 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Cristopher Sanchez
  • Bryce Harper Continues Homer Streak With Grand Slam Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper extended his home-run streak to three consecutive games in Tuesday's 10-1 rout of the Blue Jays. Harper went 3-for-3 with two singles, a grand slam, and a walk. The 31-year-old has started to find his offensive stride and is now slashing .263/.389/.534 with nine HR and 28 RBI in 144 plate appearances. Hopefully, he can continue to extend his hot streak in the coming days.

    May 8 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Phillies Acquire Tyler Gilbert From Reds

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    The Phillies have acquired left-hander Tyler Gilbert from the Reds, reports Matt Gelb of The Athletic on X. Since Gelb uses the word "purchased," it seems the Reds will receive cash considerations in return. The southpaw wasn't on the Reds' 40-man roster and therefore won't need a roster spot with the Phillies. Gilbert, 30, signed...

    May 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Cincinnati Reds Philadelphia Phillies Tyler Gilbert
  • Aidan Miller Showcasing Power And Speed At Single-A

    Philadelphia Phillies third base/shortstop prospect Aidan Miller has been off to an incredible start in his first full professional season at Single-A. Miller has a .310/.375/.479 slash line with two home runs, eight swiped bags, and a 7:14 BB:K. The former first-round pick in the 2023 MLB draft has dominated Single-A pitching and could find himself in High-A fairly soon. Even though Miller is still several years away from the major leagues, dynasty managers should pay close attention to him due to his elite combination of power and speed, as he can develop into one of the game's budding superstars.

    May 7 · Source via Prospects Philadelphia Phillies Aidan Miller
  • Spencer Turnbull To Pitch In Relief Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Spencer Turnbull will pitch in relief at some point after left-handed starter Cristopher Sanchez on Tuesday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays, most likely for three innings or so. "We've got a plan," manager Rob Thomson said. It sounds like a piggyback situation for Turnbull, who has essentially been bumped from the starting rotation despite his 1.67 ERA and 0.83 WHIP with 36 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings in his first six starts of the season. Turnbull hasn't thrown more than 56 2/3 innings in a season since 2019, though, so it probably is better off for him anyway. The 31-year-old veteran will obviously lose the majority of his fantasy appeal if he's not starting, but he could get another chance down the road for the Phillies.

    May 7 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Spencer Turnbull
  • J.T. Realmuto, Alec Bohm Resting Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto and third baseman Alec Bohm are both getting the day off on Tuesday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Outfielder Johan Rojas is also sitting. Garrett Stubbs is catching and hitting ninth, Kody Clemens is at third base and is batting eighth, and Brandon Marsh is in center field and hitting fifth against Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios. Whit Merrifield is also in left field and in the two-hole. This will be Bohm's first day off since April 15 after he broke his 18-game hitting streak with an 0-for-4 performance in Monday's win over the Giants. Merrifield could be a popular DFS play on Tuesday with a .354 average and .936 OPS with a home run and eight RBI in 48 career at-bats against Berrios.

    May 7 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Alec Bohm J.T. Realmuto
  • Bryce Harper Homers In Second Consecutive Game Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper continued to flex his muscles at the plate in Monday's 6-1 win over the Giants. Harper went 2-for-4 with a single, a three-run home run, and a strikeout. The 31-year-old hasn't performed as well as fantasy managers were hoping for but owns a .243/.371/.496 slash line with eight HR and 24 RBI in 140 plate appearances. Hopefully, his power surge can help get him going overall.

    May 7 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Kyle Schwarber Drills Ninth Homer

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    Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Kyle Schwarber launched his ninth home run of the 2024 regular season in Monday's 6-1 win over the visiting San Francisco Giants, adding a single and a walk in the victory. Schwarber's long ball came off the foul pole in right field in the eighth inning for an insurance run after an umpire review confirmed it left the yard. It's been nothing new out of Schwarber this year from a fantasy perspective, as the 31-year-old three-true-outcomes slugger is slashing .214/.323/.407 with the aforementioned nine homers, 22 RBI, 30 runs scored, and two stolen bases through 167 plate appearances (36 games) as Philly's everyday leadoff man. A two-game interleague set with the Toronto Blue Jays begins on Tuesday. In eight games versus Toronto as a member of the Phillies, Schwarber is batting a mere .129 (4-for-31) with one big fly, five RBI, and a swipe.

    May 6 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Zack Wheeler Dominates In Fourth Straight Win

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler earned his fourth win of the 2024 regular season in Monday's 6-1 victory over the visiting San Francisco Giants, fanning double-digit batters (11) for the third time this year while throwing seven innings of one-run ball on four hits and one walk. After going winless through his first four starts of the campaign, Wheeler has notched four wins in a row and given up a lone run over this hot streak. Overall, the 33-year-old All-Star right-hander owns a 1.64 ERA, and 0.89 WHIP while striking out 63 and walking only 13 over 49 1/3 frames (eight starts) for the Phillies this year. With Philly seemingly riding a six-man rotation at the moment, Wheeler's next turn doesn't line up until next Monday against the division-rival New York Mets at Citi Field. In six appearances against the Mets since 2022, Wheeler shows just a 5.24 ERA and 35:12 K:BB through 34 1/3 innings.

    May 6 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Zack Wheeler
  • Bryce Harper Launches Three-Run Home Run On Sunday

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    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer Sunday in the 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Harper went 1-for-3, with his only hit being the three-run homer off Logan Webb in the third inning. He is hitting .234 (26-for-111) with five doubles, seven homers, 17 runs, 21 RBI, 24 walks, and 31 strikeouts in 31 games. Fantasy managers should continue to roll with Harper, and he will have favorable matchups in Week 7, facing the Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, and ending it against the Miami Marlins.

    May 6 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Alec Bohm Removed From Saturday's Game With Hip Tightness

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    Philadelphia Phillies infielder Alec Bohm (hip) was removed from Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants with right hip tightness. The Phillies announced that the move was precautionary. The 27-year-old went 1-for-1 with an RBI, an HBP, and two runs scored before being removed. He extended his hitting streak to 17 games. It's worth noting that the Phillies were up eight runs, and there were rainy conditions before Whit Merrifield replaced Bohm in the bottom of the third inning. He is slashing .364/.435/.579 with four home runs, 32 RBI, 18 runs, and a stolen base over 34 games in 2024. Bohm is considered day-to-day. Merrifield would see an uptick in playing time if Bohm were to miss any games.

    May 4 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Alec Bohm
  • Trea Turner Out Six Weeks With Hamstring Strain

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    The Philadelphia Phillies announced today that shortstop Trea Turner will be put on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain. The shortstop was quoted as saying he expects to miss six weeks and that it would "be a win" if he returned any earlier than that. Turner was pulled after the bottom of the fourth inning in Friday night's game. Turner had been having a fantastic season, slashing .343/.392/.460 with 10 stolen bases and 27 runs. Edmundo Sosa is starting Saturday night against the San Francisco Giants in Turner's place. Sosa should be expected to be the starter for the next six weeks. Sosa is hitting for an .824 OPS in 21 AB this season, above his career norms, and should be on all fantasy managers radars as a waiver wire pickup while Turner recovers from injury.

    May 4 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Trea Turner
  • J.T. Realmuto Moves Into Two-Hole Saturday

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is hitting out of the two-hole for the first time this season on Saturday against the visiting San Francisco Giants and right-hander Keaton Winn. The two-hole has largely belonged to Trea Turner this season but Realmuto takes over the spot after Turner was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday due to a hamstring issue. It's been a subpar start to the season for the veteran backstop who is hitting just .239 with five homers, one steal, and a .692 OPS across 28 games and 118 trips to the plate. He has also walked in just 5.9% of his plate appearances while sporting a bloated 28.8% K% to this point in 2024.

    May 4 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Trea Turner Placed On 10-Day Injured List

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    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured prior to Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants with a left hamstring strain. The Phillies promoted infielder Kody Clemens from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill the roster spot in a corresponding move. Turner was off to another dominant season, posting a .343/.392/.460 line with two long balls and ten stolen bases across 33 games. As a result, the Phillies will look to Edmundo Sosa to play shortstop, as he is the next man on the depth chart for the time being.

    May 4 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Trea Turner
  • Trea Turner Leaves Game With Hamstring Soreness

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    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner (hamstring) was removed from Friday's game early against the San Francisco Giants with left-hamstring soreness. Turner was removed prior to the top of the fifth inning after scoring from second base on a passed ball that resulted in a walk to Bryce Harper in the bottom of the fourth. The 30-year-old was replaced by Edmundo Sosa after going 2-for-3 at the plate and scoring a run. Should Turner be forced to miss any time, Sosa would be the likely starter at shortstop. With just hamstring soreness, Turner should be expected to be day-to-day until the soreness subsides.

    May 3 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Trea Turner
  • Phillies Considering Multiple Ways To Keep Spencer Turnbull In Rotation Mix

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    Right-hander Spencer Turnbull has been a revelation in the Phillies' rotation after filling in for the injured Taijuan Walker to begin the season. While Walker's return from the injured list might have seemed like an obvious means of pushing Turnbull back into a long relief role earlier in the season, Turnbull has pitched so well...

    May 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Spencer Turnbull Taijuan Walker
  • Phillies Select José Ruiz

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    The Phillies announced that right-hander Yunior Marté has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. Right-hander José Ruiz was selected to the roster in a corresponding move. The Phils already had a vacancy on the 40-man since they designated Ricardo Pinto for assignment earlier this week. Ruiz, 29, signed a...

    May 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Jose Ruiz Ricardo Pinto
  • Spencer Turnbull Could Become Piggyback Option

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    All of Philadelphia Phillies starting pitchers Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola, Ranger Suarez, Cristopher Sanchez and Taijuan Walker are currently healthy, leaving right-hander Spencer Turnbull as the odd man out in the rotation. But Turnbull has pitched well enough -- he's gone 2-0 with a microscopic 1.67 ERA and 0.83 WHIP with 36 strikeouts in six starts -- to remain in the Phillies' plans. The team hasn't announced a starter for next Tuesday, and manager Rob Thomson hinted the team could go to a six-man rotation. However, a six-man rotation won't be ideal since it would give starters too much rest with off days the next two weeks. Turnbull could piggyback another starter moving forward, but that obviously would make him much less attractive in fantasy. If Turnbull were to take over for another start, the most likely candidate would be Sanchez, especially since the Phillies are conscious of his workload.

    May 3 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Spencer Turnbull
  • Phillies Outright Ricardo Pinto

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    The Phillies announced that right-hander Ricardo Pinto has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A LeHigh Valley. This is his second career outright, meaning he has the right to reject this assignment and elect free agency, though it's not yet clear if he's chosen to do so. Pinto, 30, signed a minor league deal...

    May 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Ricardo Pinto
  • J.T. Realmuto Gets Rest Day

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (rest) is out of the starting lineup ahead of Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The veteran backstop will take a seat after homering with three RBI on Sunday. The expectation is that Realmuto will be back in the lineup following this one-game absence. Garrett Stubbs will cover behind the plate and bat eighth on Monday.

    Apr 29 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto Garrett Stubbs
  • Jose Alvarado Knocks Down Fifth Save

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    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jose Alvarado shut down the San Diego Padres on Sunday, helping the team to an 8-6 win. Alvarado was sharp in this one, striking out a pair while not allowing a baserunner in his inning of work. The lefty remains the only Philly with more than one save and appears to be the go-to guy in the ninth inning. He should be rostered in any league where saves matter.

    Apr 29 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Jose Alvarado
  • Bryson Stott Smashes Pair Of Homers, Swipes Base

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    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott put the team on his back in an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Stott finished the day going 2-for-3 with two homers and a stolen base. He also scored three runs and drove in four. It was a blistering day at the dish for the 26-year-old, who sorely needed it after a tough start to the season. The homers were just his second and third of the season and the stolen base was his fourth. Stott has 20/20 upside that was on full display Sunday, so he should be held onto in most leagues.

    Apr 29 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryson Stott
  • Phillies Designate Ricardo Pinto For Assignment

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    The Phillies announced that they've designated right-hander Ricardo Pinto for assignment this afternoon. The move opens up a spot on the active roster for right-hander Taijuan Walker, who the club activated from the 15-day injured list ahead of his start against the Padres in San Diego this afternoon. Pinto, 30, signed with Philadelphia on a...

    Apr 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Ricardo Pinto Taijuan Walker
  • Alec Bohm Homers, Extends Hitting Streak To 11 Games

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    Philadelphia Phillies infielder Alec Bohm went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI during Saturday's 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres. Bohm extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a two-run shot off Padres right-hander Dylan Cease during the top of the first inning. He added a two-run single in the fifth inning, giving him four RBI total on Saturday. The 27-year-old's 11-game hitting streak is the longest active in MLB. He is slashing .354/.434/.596 with four home runs, 26 RBI, 14 runs, and a stolen base over 28 games in 2024. Bohm will look to extend his streak to 12 games on Sunday and is a must-start in all league formats while he's wielding a hot bat.

    Apr 27 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Alec Bohm
  • Ranger Suarez's Scoreless Streak Ends At 25, Improves To 5-0

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    Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez (5-0) allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out eight over eight innings in Saturday's 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres. Suarez was brilliant on Saturday and picked up his fifth win of the season. The 28-year-old's scoreless inning streak ended at 25 after he surrendered a solo shot to Eguy Rosario in the eighth inning. His breakout season continues as Suarez owns a 1.32 ERA, 0.63 WHIP, and 40 strikeouts over 41 innings in 2024. Suarez will look to continue his impressive season in his next start at home against the San Francisco Giants.

    Apr 27 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Ranger Suarez
  • The Evolution Of Alec Bohm

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    The Phillies are out to a strong 16-10 start here in 2024 and a portion of the credit has to go to third baseman Alec Bohm, who is out to a scorching-hot start at the plate. The lanky corner infielder has taken 104 trips to the plate this year over 26 games and has a...

    Apr 27 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Alec Bohm
  • Zack Wheeler Spins Six Shutout Frames Thursday

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler was brilliant on Thursday, tossing six shutout innings while allowing just one hit while punching out eight on the afternoon as part of a 5-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. He walked four on the day and was at 103 pitches by the end of his outing but managed to earn his second decision of the season. With the outing, the 33-year-old lowered his ERA to a tidy 1.93 mark on the season through six starts, striking out 46 while walking 11 across 37 1/3 innings of work. Somehow, he has managed to go just 2-3 on the young season. He lines up to take on the Angels in his next scheduled start next Tuesday in Los Angeles.

    Apr 25 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Zack Wheeler
  • Bryce Harper Homers In Return Thursday

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    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper celebrated the birth of his second child with a home run on Thursday in his return from the paternity list. Harper's third-inning two-run shot was his fifth of the season and gave the Phillies a 4-0 lead as part of an eventual 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Interestingly, Harper also homered in his first game back from the birth of his first child five years ago. The 31-year-old is now hitting .256 with those five long balls alongside 16 RBI and an .835 OPS across 22 games on the season. The two-time NL MVP has made a full-time transition to first base this season to take pressure off of his surgically-repaired elbow and has provided his typical big-time offense for fantasy managers early in the 2024 season.

    Apr 25 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper Back From Paternity List

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    The Philadelphia Phillies reinstated first baseman Bryce Harper from the paternity list on Thursday and optioned infielder Kody Clemens to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move after Wednesday's game. Harper is playing first base and batting third in his return in the series finale against the Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Nick Martinez on Thursday. Fantasy baseball managers will want to put the two-time MVP back in their starting lineups in all formats. He's hitless in two career at-bats against Martinez. The seven-time All-Star returns to a .241/.330/.443 slash line with four home runs, four doubles, 14 RBI, one stolen base and 10 runs scored in 91 plate appearances over his first 21 games of 2024. Harper will be hoping to extend his current six-game hitting streak in his return on Thursday.

    Apr 25 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Taijuan Walker To Make Season Debut On Sunday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (shoulder) is set to make his season debut against the San Diego Padres on Sunday. The 31-year-old appears to be ready to pitch after missing time due to right shoulder soreness. Walker isn't an excellent fantasy option, but he could be worth a look in deeper mixed leagues. He has shown in the past that he has the skills to be a viable option in the big leagues. Fantasy managers who are in need of pitching help should keep an eye on Walker.

    Apr 23 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Ranger Suarez Tosses Another Gem Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez continued his hot streak in Monday's 7-0 win over the Reds. Suarez pitched seven innings, allowing just two hits and a walk with five strikeouts. The 28-year-old is now 4-0 with a 1.36 ERA, an 8.73 K/9 rate, and a 1.36 BB/9 rate in five starts. He has been a top fantasy performer early on and will look to continue his stellar performance in his next start at the Padres.

    Apr 23 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Ranger Suarez
  • Phillies Place Bryce Harper On Paternity List

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    The Philadelphia Phillies placed first baseman Bryce Harper on the paternity list on Monday before their series opener against the Cincinnati Reds. In a corresponding move, the team recalled infielder Kody Clemens from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Harper will miss between one and three games for the Phillies this week, which makes him tough to roll with in weekly fantasy leagues. The most likely scenario is that we see the 31-year-old former All-Star back in action for the series finale in Cincinnati on Thursday. The seven-time All-Star has started off the 2024 campaign by hitting .241/.330/.443 with four home runs, four doubles, 14 RBI, one stolen base and 10 runs scored in his first 21 games. Be prepared to be without him for the next couple of days.

    Apr 22 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Aaron Nola Goes Eight Innings, Picks Up Win Sunday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed two runs on four hits across eight innings of work during Sunday's 8-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. He struck out seven batters while walking one. It was an impressive outing for the 30-year-old as the only damage against him came off of an Eloy Jimenez blast in the first inning. Nola has now allowed two runs or fewer in four straight appearances after a shaky outing to kick off the campaign. He brings a 3-1 record, 3.16 ERA and 26/10 K/BB into his next projected start against the San Diego Padres. Nola is a must-start fantasy option while he is rolling like this.

    Apr 21 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola
  • Kyle Schwarber Goes Yard Sunday

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    Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-1 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and three walks during Sunday's 8-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. It was an impressive day at the plate for the Phillies and Schwarber was no exception. The 31-year-old is now slashing .217/.327/.434 with six homers, 11 RBI and one stolen base through 22 games. At this point, fantasy managers know what Schwarber brings to the table. He strikes out a ton and will hurt your ratios, but he can homer in bunches and will deliver solid counting stats across the board. A series at the hitter-friendly confines of Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati is up next.

    Apr 21 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Zack Wheeler Takes No-Hitter Into The Eighth Inning

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    Philadelphia Phillies ace Zack Wheeler (1-3) allowed one hit and two walks while striking out eight over 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Chicago White Sox. Wheeler cruised to his first victory of the year by carrying a no-hitter into the eighth inning. White Sox catcher Kodie Lee broke up Wheeler's no-hit bid with a ground ball single to right field. The 33-year-old threw 106 pitches, landing 75 pitches for strikes. Wheeler owns a 2.30 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 38 strikeouts over 31 1/3 innings this season. The Phillies ace will look to build on Saturday's performance in his next start on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds.

    Apr 20 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Zack Wheeler
  • Spencer Turnbull Takes No-No Into Seventh Inning On Friday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitching Spencer Turnbull took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and recorded a win in the Phillies 7-0 victory on Friday night. Turnbull struck out six and only yielded one hit to Gavin Sheets to end his no-hit bid. The righty bounced back from a so-so start in his last outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates and continued a very strong start to his 2024 campaign. Turnbull now has a 1.23 ERA in four starts and is posting up a 0.77 WHIP. Fantasy managers are certainly going to be interested in adding Turnbull if he's available on the waiver wire. By expected stats we can expect some negative regression to come his way, but at a 3.39 xERA the negative regression won't hit him too hard. Turnbull is worth the addition to your roster, even if it's just stashing him for a little longer. His next start will be Wednesday at Great American Ballpark against the Cincinnati Reds.

    Apr 19 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Spencer Turnbull
  • Alec Bohm Blasts Two Bombs On Friday

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    Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm blasted two three-run home runs to record six RBI and two runs in the Phillies' 7-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Both of Bohm's HR came in his first two at-bats and was all the Phillies would need to win the game. The 27-year-old bumped his OPS up to .834 on the season and is outpacing his 2023 season when he posted just a .727 OPS. Bohm will look to continue his solid homestand on Saturday night when he gets to face White Sox right-hander Michael Soroka.

    Apr 19 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Alec Bohm
  • Taijuan Walker To Make Another Rehab Start Sunday

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    Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson said that right-hander Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will make a third minor-league rehab start on Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. If Walker comes out of that outing without any setbacks, he's expected to rejoin the Phillies' starting rotation after that to make his 2024 debut. The Phillies aren't going to rush the 31-year-old veteran back into the fold, especially with Spencer Turnbull pitching well right now as he fills in for Walker. Fantasy baseball managers looking for extra rotation depth in deeper mixed leagues may want to consider picking Walker up now and stashing him. Walker's 4.83 xFIP last year shows he was pretty lucky to come away with a 4.38 ERA in his 31 starts in 2023. He'll be a matchup-based streamer once he returns to the majors.

    Apr 19 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • George Klassen Too Much for Low-A Hitters

    Philadelphia Phillies pitcher George Klassen overpowered Low-A hitters again on Thursday in Clearwater. The right-hander struck out seven batters and allowed just two hits and two walks against Dunedin. Klassen has yet to allow an earned run over 15 innings this season and has struck out 24 batters to just four walks. The former sixth-round pick appears to be ready to move up in the Minor League ranks, and with elite stuff, he could be a fast riser in the fantasy community. While it is unlikely that Klassen will make an impact in 2024, fantasy managers should get in now before he takes off at the higher levels.

    Apr 18 · Source via Prospects Philadelphia Phillies George Klassen
  • Trea Turner Extends Hitting Streak To Seven Games

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    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner extended his hitting streak to seven games as his team held on for a 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Turner went back-to-back with teammate Kyle Schwarber with a long ball as the Phils ambushed Rockies right-hander Ryan Feltner for four runs in the first inning, later doubling to lead off the fifth and scoring a run during the frame. The 32-year-old fantasy superstar is off to a much better start than that of his Philly debut season in 2023, now slashing a potent .329/.386/.487 with two big flies, six RBI, 12 runs scored, and seven stolen bases through 19 outings in 2024 following Wednesday's three-hit attack. Turner looks to stay hot during an upcoming weekend series at home versus the Chicago White Sox. In six games against Chicago since 2022, Turner is hitting .292 with two homers, four RBI, and three thefts across 22 at-bats.

    Apr 18 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Trea Turner
  • Cristopher Sanchez Cruises Past Rockies

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cristopher Sanchez fanned 10 Colorado Rockies en route to his first win of the 2024 campaign on Wednesday, firing six scoreless innings on five hits and one walk in the 7-6 victory. Spotted to an early four-run lead, Sanchez mostly cruised through Colorado's lineup on Wednesday. Brenton Doyle reached on Alec Bohm's fielding error in the opening frame, so Ezequiel Tovar's score went down as an unearned run. The 27-year-old southpaw will take a strong 2.53 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 25:8 K:BB across 21 1/3 frames (four starts) into his next appearance that's slated for Tuesday at the Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds, which is a tough matchup for fantasy purposes.

    Apr 18 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Cristopher Sanchez
  • Kyle Schwarber Raps Two Home Runs

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    Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Kyle Schwarber bashed two home runs to help complete a series sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, gathering three RBI in the 7-6 win. In a four-run first inning against Rockies right-hander Ryan Feltner, Schwarber homered to deep right before greeting Peter Lambert in the sixth frame with a two-run blast to make a 7-1 ballgame. Fantasy managers who drafted the 31-year-old three-true-outcomes slugger probably know the deal already; Schwarber is hitting just .230 (17-for-44) but is making up for it with five homers, nine RBI, 13 runs scored and 10 walks in his first 19 games of the season. A big weekend could be in store for Schwarber, as he'll get a three-game series at home against a Chicago White Sox club that holds the seventh-worst ERA (4.46) and sixth-worst WHIP (1.40) in the major leagues this year. He did go hitless in 10 at-bats against Chicago last year, though.

    Apr 18 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Aidan Miller Collects Four Hits Wednesday

    Philadelphia Phillies third base prospect Aidan Miller had four hits for Single-A Clearwater on Wednesday. It was his fourth multi-hit game in his last six, and he's now batting .359 with four doubles, two home runs, nine RBI, eleven runs scored, and five stolen bases. At just 19 years old, he's the Phillies' top-ranked offensive prospect and ranks 56th overall per MLB.com. He's not going to see the inside of Citizens Bank Park this season, but for dynasty managers he offers big-time power and clearly has the speed to steal some bases.

    Apr 17 · Source via Prospects Philadelphia Phillies Aidan Miller
  • Taijuan Walker's Return Could Be On The Horizon

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Friday and could be activated from the injured list after that. It sounds as though the Phillies have liked what they've seen from Walker's two minor-league rehab starts after they initially said they wanted to see him make four rehab starts before joining the big-league starting rotation. The 31-year-old veteran could make his 2024 debut for the Phils on Monday in what would be an excellent matchup at home against the punchless Chicago White Sox. Even though it would be Walker's first start of the year, he'd be a pretty attractive fantasy streamer in the great matchup. The most in danger of losing their current rotation spot in Philly could be Spencer Turnbull with Walker's return on the horizon.

    Apr 17 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Bryce Harper Homers, Plates Three Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper had a nice game at the plate in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Rockies. Harper went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run, three RBI, and a strikeout. The 31-year-old has hit for power but not average to start the season, slashing .215/.301/.462 with four HR and 11 RBI in 73 plate appearances. Fantasy managers should be patient with Harper given his excellent career. Hopefully, his average will start to catch up to his power production.

    Apr 17 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Ranger Suarez Tosses Complete-Game Shutout Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez continued his strong start in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Rockies. Suarez pitched a complete game shutout, allowing seven hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. The 28-year-old is now 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA, a 9.35 K/9 rate, and a 1.38 BB/9 rate in his first four starts. He is rostered in 67% of leagues, so fantasy managers should pick him up if available. He will look to keep things rolling in his next start, which projects to be a tougher matchup at the Reds.

    Apr 17 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Ranger Suarez
  • Aaron Nola Has Strong Outing

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola carved up the Colorado Rockies in his longest outing of the season on Monday. Nola went 7 1/3 innings and allowed four hits, one run, one walk and struck out nine. Unfortunately for Nola, his offense could not do enough while he was on the mound and he earned a no-decision. The veteran has really bounced back in a nice way after allowing seven runs (six earned) in his first start of the season as he has given up just three runs combined over his last three starts. Nola has consistently been one of the best starters over the course of his career and remains a must-start in all matchups. Next up for Nola is a dream date with the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

    Apr 16 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola
  • Nick Castellanos Goes Hitless Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos turned in another disappointing game at the plate in Monday's 2-1 extra-innings win over the Rockies. Castellanos went 0-for-4 with a strikeout batting sixth. The 32-year-old has gotten off to a very slow start offensively, slashing just .177/.250/.177 with no home runs and five RBI in 68 plate appearances. However, fantasy managers should give him a bit of a leash given his career track record and strong 2023 season.

    Apr 16 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Nick Castellanos
  • Aaron Nola Dominant In Monday No-Decision

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola turned in a great start but came away with a no-decision in Monday's 2-1 extra-innings win over the Rockies. Nola pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits (including a solo home run) and a walk with nine strikeouts. The 30-year-old has now turned in three consecutive solid starts after a rough first start, bringing his record to 2-1 with a 3.47 ERA, a 7.33 K/9 rate, and a 3.47 BB/9 rate. He should have an excellent chance to extend his streak in his next scheduled start against the White Sox.

    Apr 16 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola
  • Bryson Stott, Brandon Marsh Resting Saturday

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    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott and outfielder Brandon Marsh are not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Marsh and Stott will sit against Pirates left-hander Marco Gonzales. Stott and Marsh should be available off the bench to pinch-hit in Saturday's contest. Cristian Pache replaces Marsh in left field and is batting eighth, while Edmundo Sosa is batting sixth and handling the keystone. Pache has appeared in three games and has yet to collect a hit over four plate appearances. Sosa is hitting a robust .750 (3-for-4) with a homer over three games. Pache can be avoided in all fantasy leagues, while Sosa can be used as a streamer in a plus matchup versus Gonzales for Saturday's slate.

    Apr 13 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Brandon Marsh Bryson Stott
  • J.T. Realmuto Out of Saturday's Lineup

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto will be resting on Saturday as the Phillies continue a four-game set against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Realmuto went 0-3 with a walk last night and has a cumulative .267/.327/.400 stat line. He has hit two home runs and brought in four runs. Garrett Stubbs will catch for Spencer Turnbull and comes into today's game batting a .250 AVG with one swiped bag. Stubbs will face the left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales, who is riding a solid 2.45 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

    Apr 13 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Bryson Stott Hits First Homer

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    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Thursday's victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His home run would be the first of the season. Stott is coming off a career year in 2023, but has struggled early on in 2024 with a .220 batting average and five RBI. The good news is that he has stolen two bases and the better news is that the season is very young. Stott hitting at the bottom of the order isn't ideal for managers, but he is in a good Phillies lineup and shouldn't have a problem scoring runs or knocking them in. As it stands, Stott remains a serviceable second baseman that can help in multiple categories moving forward.

    Apr 12 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryson Stott
  • Aidan Miller Tallies First Professional Home Run on Thursday

    Philadelphia Phillies infield prospect Aidan Miller launched his first professional home run in Thursday's victory over Fort Myers. Miller knocked a single in the third inning and hit the first-round tripper of his career in the fifth. Miller is listed as the third overall prospect in the Philadelphia pipeline and is currently posting a .350/.440/.550 stat line across the first five games of the season at the Single-A level. The former first-round pick is a name to monitor in dynasty formats as if he can continue to hit well, he could find himself progressing through the minor leagues rather quickly.

    Apr 12 · Source via Prospects Philadelphia Phillies Aidan Miller
  • Alec Bohm Cracks First Homer Of 2024

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    Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm had a nice game on Thursday, going 2-for-3 and hitting his first homer of the season in a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bohm had been struggling a bit to start the year, but with the big performance, he is now up to a .267 AVG and .787 OPS, showing how early we still are in the season. There is no reason to panic yet with the 27-year-old, who should be a solid four-category contributor.

    Apr 12 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Alec Bohm
  • Brandon Marsh Continues Hot Start

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    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh had another good day at the plate on Thursday in a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Marsh went 1-for-3 with his fourth homer of the young season and added a run and two RBI to his line as well. The 26-year-old appears to be finding his groove fourth MLB season, as he is slashing a strong .333/.357/.641 with six runs, four homers, nine RBI, and a steal. He doesn't play every day, but if he continues to hit he might force the Phillies hand. Marsh has some upside and is a decent option in fantasy leagues, especially those with five outfielder spots to fill.

    Apr 12 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Brandon Marsh
  • Ranger Suarez Keeps Dealing Thursday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez struck out eight Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, launching six scoreless innings of two-hit ball with two walks en route to his second win during the 5-1 victory. Other than the free passes and a couple of innocuous singles, Suarez cruised through a formidable Pirates lineup that entered the day fifth in the major leagues in runs scored (69). Through three starts, the 28-year-old Venezuelan left-hander owns an excellent 2.65 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, and 19:3 K:BB after tossing 15 scoreless innings of Grapefruit League play during spring training. Suarez will be a great streaming option in all season-long fantasy leagues and a popular DFS choice when he takes the mound for Tuesday's scheduled start at home versus the visiting Colorado Rockies, who are hitting only .218 and scoring just 3.4 runs per game over seven outings away from Coors Field so far this year.

    Apr 11 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Ranger Suarez
  • Taijuan Walker, Orion Kerkering Going On Rehab Assignments

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    The Philadelphia Phillies are sending right-handers Taijuan Walker (shoulder) and Orion Kerkering (forearm, illness) on minor-league rehab assignments. Kerkering would then be activated sometime over the weekend. Walker will start his rehab assignment on Thursday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and will likely make four starts, increasing his pitch count in 15-pitch increments before eventually joining the Phillies' starting rotation. The 31-year-old threw 46 pitches over three innings in a live batting practice session over the weekend and is attempting to return from a right-shoulder impingement he suffered in spring training. The 23-year-old Kerkering got sick in spring training and then suffered a right-forearm strain. When healthy, he'll be a key late-inning bullpen piece for the Phillies but is unlikely to see many, if any, save chances.

    Apr 10 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Orion Kerkering Taijuan Walker
  • J.T. Realmuto Active After Injury Scare

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (neck, throat) is catching and batting cleanup for the Phillies on Wednesday versus the St. Louis Cardinals and right-hander Lance Lynn. It's a bit of a surprise that Realmuto is playing in the series finale after taking a dirt ball to the neck/throat area while trying to block an errant pitch from right-hander Zack Wheeler on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old All-Star backstop was in a lot of pain and had to be removed from the game, but he's back in there on Wednesday and should remain in all starting lineups in single-season fantasy leagues. Realmuto has two home runs and four RBI in his first nine games this year but has only one hit in 10 career at-bats against the veteran Lynn.

    Apr 10 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Trea Turner Beginning To Warm Up

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    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-3 with a walk and stolen base in Tuesday's loss against the St. Louis Cardinals. The stolen base would be his fourth on the young season. Turner had a slow first week of the season, but has now hits safely five times over his last eight at-bats. Managers should not have ever worried with Turner and he remains of the best options at the shortstop position and in general with his ability to help all across the board. It also does not hurt that he hits near the top of a good lineup. Turner will bring his .295 batting average into Wednesday's series finale against veteran Lance Lynn.

    Apr 10 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Trea Turner
  • J.T. Realmuto Leaves Game With Neck/Throat Injury

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    Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto (neck, throat) was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals early in the seventh inning after taking a bouncing pitch in the dirt from right-hander Zack Wheeler to the neck/throat area. Realmuto was in a lot of pain after the ball went under his mask. He was replaced by Garrett Stubbs in the contest, and we'll bring you any updates on his condition later Tuesday night or Wednesday morning when they get passed along. Before leaving, Realmuto went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts to drop his season average to .273, so it was a rough game all around for the 33-year-old veteran. Even if Realmuto's injury isn't too serious, fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to play in the series finale against the Cards on Wednesday.

    Apr 9 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Aaron Nola Looks To Maintain Cardinals Dominance

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola looks to jump-start his season when he squares off with the St. Louis Cardinals and veteran right-hander Lance Lynn in Wednesday's road start. After getting knocked around for 11 hits and six earned runs in his first start of the year versus the vaunted Atlanta Braves offense, Nola launched 5 2/3 innings of two-hit ball for a win during his last time out against the division-rival Washington Nationals. The 30-year-old All-Star right-hander has enjoyed plenty of success against St. Louis in the past, as his 2.50 ERA and 0.80 WHIP over 11 career starts versus the Cards both represent his best marks against any National League team. Most recently, Nola is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 34 strikeouts in five appearances (23 2/3 IP) against the Redbirds since 2021. Start him with confidence on Wednesday.

    Apr 9 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola
  • Taijuan Walker Starting Rehab Assignment Thursday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Manager Rob Thomson said they want to see Walker reach 100-plus pitches during his rehab assignment before the right-hander rejoins the Phillies' rotation, per MLB.com. Walker will be limited to approximately 60 pitches in his first rehab appearance, so he'll likely need a handful of minor-league starts before getting activated from the injured list. It puts him on course for an early-May return from a right shoulder impingement that limited him to 4 2/3 innings of spring training, but the soft-throwing 31-year-old righty is not the most appealing fantasy stash after generating a 4.38 ERA (4.53 FIP), 1.30 WHIP, and 138:71 K:BB across 172 2/3 frames a season ago. Spencer Turnbull has 11 scoreless innings under his belt so far and will be worth streaming in favorable matchups.

    Apr 9 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Gregory Soto Earns First Save Of Season Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Gregory Soto earned his first save of the season in Monday's 5-3 extra-innings win over the Cardinals. Soto came in to pitch the bottom of the 10th inning up by two with an automatic runner on second. He got the first out on a fly-out, allowed a single, and ended the game with back-to-back strikeouts. It was the 29-year-old's first save opportunity this season, but he has served as a closer in the past and has yet to allow a run this season with five strikeouts and no walks in 3 2/3 innings pitched. The Phillies have yet to see consistent results from their end-of-game bullpen options, so fantasy managers should keep an eye out to see if Soto finds himself in more high-leverage opportunities.

    Apr 9 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Gregory Soto
  • Jeff Hoffman Blows Save, Earns Win Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jeff Hoffman blew his second save of the season but earned his first win in Monday's 5-3 extra-innings win over the Cardinals. Hoffman came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning up by two. He got the first out on a strikeout, allowed a walk and a double, got the second out on an RBI sacrifice fly, allowed a game-tying RBI single, and finally got the third out on a groundout. The Phillies would go ahead in the top half of the inning and Gregory Soto closed the door in the bottom half to end the game. Despite the blown saves, Hoffman has pitched well overall with a 3.38 ERA, seven strikeouts, and three walks in 5 1/3 IP. The Phillies' back-of-the-rotation has been a mess, so their usage should be monitored to see if a preferred closer emerges.

    Apr 9 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Jeff Hoffman
  • Spencer Turnbull Tosses Quality Start Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull looked sharp once again in Monday's 5-3 extra-innings win over the Cardinals. Turnbull pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and a walk with six strikeouts. He also hit a batter. The 31-year-old has yet to allow a run in his first two starts and has 13 strikeouts and just one walk in 13 IP. Turnbull is currently rostered in 25% of leagues, but that could start to rise if he continues to pitch well. He will face a test in his next projected start against a strong Pirates lineup.

    Apr 9 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Spencer Turnbull
  • J.T. Realmuto Resting Versus Cardinals

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is getting the day off on Monday as the team takes on the St. Louis Cardinals on the road. With Realmuto starting on the bench, Garrett Stubbs will catch right-hander Spencer Turnbull and hit eighth against Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas. Stubbs will be a poor DFS play at the catching position for Monday's slate of action. The 33-year-old Realmuto was hitless on Sunday but has gone 9-for-30 (.300) with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored in 33 plate appearances in his first eight games of the season. The three-time All-Star is typically a set-and-forget lineup option for fantasy baseball managers in single-year formats, but he needs to be removed on Monday in leagues that allow daily lineup moves.

    Apr 8 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Jose Alvarado Records Second Save Of Season

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    Philadephia Phillies left-hander Jose Alvarado allowed one walk while striking out one over a scoreless inning to earn the save in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals. Alvarado needed 28 pitches to get through Washington's order to collect his second save of the season. After surrendering five runs on Opening Day, Alvarado has not allowed a run in his last four appearances. The 28-year-old owns a 9.64 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, and six strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in 2024. Alvarado has been the favorite to handle ninth-inning duties for the Phillies, and fantasy managers should continue to roll with him in all leagues.

    Apr 6 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Jose Alvarado
  • Dodgers Acquire Connor Brogdon

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    The Dodgers have acquired right-hander Connor Brogdon from the Phillies in exchange for minor league southpaw Benony Robles.  Both teams have announced the trade. Philadelphia designated Brogdon for assignment earlier this week, and he will now switch teams for the first time in his professional career.  Brogdon was a 10th-round selection for the Phillies in...

    Apr 6 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Los Angeles Dodgers Connor Brogdon
  • Orion Kerkering A Week Away From Rejoining Phillies

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    Philadelphia Phillies reliever Orion Kerkering has had a couple of successful minor league outings, and if everything goes to plan, the 23-year-old will pitch Tuesday and Thursday next week before rejoining the Phillies over the weekend. Kerkering was generating some preseason buzz after his performance in the minors and at the big league level in 2023, but an illness and a forearm strain threw cold water on it. He's expected to serve in middle relief upon his return, but Jose Alvarado has not looked sharp as the closer and Kerkering could be in the mix should Alvarado continue to falter. Kerkering has big-time strikeout stuff, so if he were to take over as closer he could help out fantasy managers tremendously. He's certainly worthy of the watch list, but also could be a speculative add in deeper leagues.

    Apr 6 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Orion Kerkering
  • Phillies Sign José Godoy, Beau Burrows To Minor League Deals

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    The Phillies have signed catcher José Godoy and right-hander Beau Burrows to minor league deals, per the transaction tracker of each player at MLB.com. Godoy is represented by The MAS+ Agency while Burrows is a Frontline client. Phillies Tailgate reported Godoy's signing a few days ago while philliesbaseballfan.com had Burrows. Godoy, 29, signed a minor league...

    Apr 6 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Jose Godoy Beau Burrows
  • Aaron Nola In Search Of Rebound Effort Friday

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola will be looking to bounce back in his second start of the season Friday versus the Washington Nationals. The veteran was shelled for seven earned runs on a whopping 12 hits, including two homers, with one walk against just three strikeouts across 4 1/3 innings in his season debut against the Braves on March 30. Of course, a matchup with the high-octane Braves is a tough one to begin the season as Nola sees a far better matchup on Friday. He'll take on a Nationals team that ranked 21st with a .309 wOBA last season but their 18.9% K% was the second-lowest in all of baseball. At the same time, the Nats have struck out in an elevated 24.3% of their plate appearances on the young 2024 season.

    Apr 5 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola
  • Zack Wheeler Fans 10 In Tough-Luck Loss

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler fanned 10 hitters in Wednesday's 4-1 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds, taking a tough-luck loss after launching six innings and allowing one earned run. Although Wheeler got into trouble in the third inning, it was Bryson Stott's fielding error that ultimately led to two unearned runs before Elly De La Cruz doubled one in during the sixth. It was still a successful outcome for the 33-year-old All-Star right-hander, who next heads to the mound carrying a tidy 0.75 ERA and 0.75 WHIP over his first 12 innings into next Tuesday's start for the second outing of a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Since 2021, Wheeler has rolled over the Redbirds with a microscopic 0.62 ERA and 29 punchouts in 29 innings against them and should be started in all fantasy leagues with confidence.

    Apr 4 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Zack Wheeler
  • Alec Bohm Resting Wednesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm is resting up on Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds and is not in the starting lineup. In his absence, Whit Merrifield will get the start at third base and will bat eighth against Reds right-hander Frankie Montas. This will be Bohm's first day off of the season after he started each of the first five contests of the 2024 season. In those five games, the 27-year-old has gone 5-for-19 (.263) with a double, four RBI and a run scored in 20 plate appearances. Bohm's fantasy upside is somewhat limited hitting in the bottom half of Philly's lineup, but he should have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs again this year. Merrifield has just one hit in his first 10 at-bats with the Phils and is a low-upside DFS play in the eight-hole. However, he is hitting .444 with an RBI in 18 career at-bats versus Montas.

    Apr 3 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Alec Bohm
  • J.T. Realmuto Back At It Wednesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday to take on the Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Frankie Montas. The veteran got a break on Tuesday but the Phillies managed to earn a 9-4 win in his absence. Realmuto is off to a strong start to begin the season, going 4-for-14 (.286) with a homer and two walks against five strikeouts across 16 trips to the plate. He had a down 2023 season by his lofty standards, hitting .252 with 20 homers and 16 stolen bases, production that fantasy managers should still be more than satisfied by, especially by the speed as his 16 stolen bags were easily the most among big-league backstops.

    Apr 3 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto
  • Bryce Harper Hits Three Homers Tuesday, Plates Six

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    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper broke out of his slump in a big way in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Reds. Harper went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a grand slam. The 31-year-old had gone hitless in his first 13 plate appearances but got in the hit column in a very loud way. This is a great sign for fantasy managers, although Harper deserves some leeway given his career success. Hopefully, this big game can kickstart his offensive season.

    Apr 3 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Phillies Designate Connor Brogdon, Select Ricardo Pinto

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    The Phillies announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Ricardo Pinto, with fellow righty Connor Brogdon designated for assignment in a corresponding move. The Phils have had to lean heavily on their bullpen to start this season, using five relievers in each of the first three games and six relievers last night. Brogdon...

    Apr 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Connor Brogdon Ricardo Pinto
  • Taijuan Walker Throws Live Batting Practice

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Taijuan Walker (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session on Tuesday in the batting cages. "Caleb said he looked really good," manager Rob Thomson said. The next step for Walker will be to go on a minor-league rehab assignment, but it's unclear if the Phillies want him to throw another live batting practice session first. Fantasy managers should be hesitant to jump on board with Walker once he's activated from the injured list after he didn't pitch at all in the postseason last fall for the Phils. In his first year in the city of brotherly love, Walker went 15-6 with a 4.38 ERA (4.53 FIP) and 1.31 WHIP with 71 walks and 138 strikeouts in 172 2/3 innings over 31 starts. He should be part of the Phils' starting rotation when he's healthy, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect improvement from 2023.

    Apr 2 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
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