Philadelphia Phillies Roster
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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Mickey Moniak is in the lineup playing center field Friday in a home game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Moniak will bat eighth versus Cardinals righty Carlos Martinez. The 22-year-old only has 18 Big League plate appearances under his belt so he's not a player to rush out and add in redraft leagues. He'll have an opportunity to run with this job, however, as Roman Quinn (.050 BA) is not hitting at all and Adam Haseley (personal) is away from the team. Moniak swiped 15 bases in 2019 playing in Double-A so he'll have some appeal in NL-Only leagues if he can stick in the lineup. Moniak is a bargain for DFS players on Friday looking for a punt-play as he carries the minimum price tag.
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm has been a regular in the heart of the Phillies lineup this year. He's been primarily slotting in as the team's fourth or fifth hitter lately. Through 12 games on the year, Bohm is slashing .233/.277/.349 with one home run, two doubles, three walks, five RBI and five runs. He's also snagged two stolen bases. Bohm has an impressive hard-hit rate of 51.6%, up from 46.8% in his rookie year last year. He also has a solid average fly ball/line drive exit velocity of 94.7 mph through the early going this year. Bohm should be able to provide a solid average for fantasy managers this year while producing strong counting stats as well.
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Jean Segura went 2-for-3 with his first home run of the season Wednesday at the Mets. Segura's homer was the only offense the Phillies could muster against David Peterson who blanked the Phillies aside from Segura. The 31-year-old is off to a nice start this season batting .295 through 12 games. He won't provide much power, but he gets on base thanks to a 13.8% career walk rate and he can still provide some steals. Segura isn't a must-roster player, but he can be a solid source of batting average and steals in 15-plus team leagues or those with a middle infield spot.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper had a rough time at the plate in the team's three-game series against the New York Mets this week. He went 1-for-10 with a walk and four strikeouts in the series. Two of his four strikeouts came against Mets starter David Peterson on Wednesday. Peterson, not typically known for his strikeout abilities, had a strikeout rate of just 19.5% last year. Harper is slashing .231/.388/.410 through 12 games this year. He has two home runs, four RBI and seven runs. He's off to a bit of a slow start, but he should start turning things around soon.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings pitched in his first start as an opposing player with fans in Citi Field. The Mets got to Wheeler early with two runs in the first inning, but Wheeler settled in and didn't allow another run until the seventh inning when a runner he left on base scored after Wheeler's departure. He struck out six and is sporting a 30 percent strikeout rate early in the season. That rate will likely come down as the season goes on, but Wheeler is off to a nice start in his second season with the Phillies. Wheeler is a must-roster pitcher in all formats and can be started in his next outing versus the Giants.