In a shocking turn of events, the Phillies announced that they have recalled Odubel Herrera on Monday. Herrera, 29, will be the starting centerfielder tonight, batting seventh as the Phillies face the Cardinals. Herrera will make his first major league appearance in nearly two years following his domestic abuse case in May 2019. The outfielder […]Read more "Was Odubel Herrera the Phillies’ Last Remaining Option in Centerfield?"
Following injuries to both of their starting middle infielders, the Phillies recalled prospect Nick Maton to make his major-league debut on Tuesday. Didi Gregorius missed the entirety of the Giants’ series due to inflammation in his throwing elbow. Jean Segura, meanwhile, has a strained right quadricep and has gone to the 10-day Injured List. To […]Read more "Nick Maton is Making Good Impressions in His First Big League Stretch"
The Phillies are coming off of a tough loss to the San Francisco Giants and go into their second game of the series with a very different looking lineup. Here’s all you need to know. Jean Segura is out after picking up an injury in last night’s loss. A right quad strain has placed him […]Read more "Phillies news roundup: Multiple injury updates and two roster moves"
The Phillies appear to have run into their first major hurdle of what was always going to be a very different season. The team announced on Monday afternoon that they’re placing three players on the COVID list along with two more coaches. There are now five coaches on the list. The players in question are […]Read more "Two Phillies prospects set to make major league debuts due to COVID setbacks"
Sure, the Phillies’ centerfield position is a problem, Matt Moore has been abysmal thus far, and the everyday hitters have been streaky but look past all of that. Who is going to come off the bench and get a clutch hit late in the game against a left-handed pitcher? Andrew Knapp is a better left-handed […]Read more "Three Options the Phillies Could Look At To Bolster Their Hitting Depth"
It hasn’t been a secret. The Phillies’ center field duo of Roman Quinn and Adam Haseley has not been working. Quinn has just 1 hit in 17 at bats and Haseley has hit just .190. Their performance has forced the Phillies’ hand into calling up their first number 1 overall pick since Pat Burrell, Mickey […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies call up top draft pick Mickey Moniak"
During Spring Training, Mickey Moniak was outperforming every Phillies’ center field candidate by a longshot. But the farther the Phillies got into Spring Training, the fewer at-bats Moniak got per game. It quickly became apparent that Moniak never got a fair look and eventually got sent down. The Current CF Setup Just Isn’t Working It […]Read more "It’s Time for the Phillies to Recall Center Fielder Mickey Moniak"
Phillies’ center fielder Odubel Herrera has been sent to the Phillies’ alternate site to begin the 2021 season, per Jim Salisbury on Monday night. Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn will likely split time in center. Given that the Phillies are facing LHP Max Fried, Roman Quinn will likely start on Opening Day. SInce Spring Training […]Read more "Odubel Herrera Sent Down to Phillies’ Alternate Site"
The fact that Scott Kingery was struggling this spring is an understatement. Because “baseball”, Kingery hit .159 this spring, the exact batting average he had in the COVID shortened 2020 season. Similarly still, his .229 OBP this spring is just 1 point better than his .228 2020 OBP. The putrid numbers led to the Phillies […]Read more "Phillies’ News: Why Optioning Scott Kingery Was the Right Move"
Following the release of Ivan Nova and Hector Rondon, the Phillies have their work cut out for them. Forming the rest of their 40-man roster will be a challenge in the coming days. Nova and Rondon both had the option to request their release from the Phillies by March 24th if they believed they were […]Read more "Phillies’ Updates: What Will Their Roster Look Like on Opening Day?"