Philadelphia Phillies Roster
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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm is sitting out for Sunday's series finale against the Atlanta Braves. This is just a day off Bohm who is slashing .269/.325/.409 to go along with six home runs, 37 RBI, and two stolen bases over 193 at-bats on the year. Edmundo Sosa is starting at third base in his place and batting ninth against Spencer Strider and the Braves.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler fired eight brilliant innings in a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He punched out 12 hitters and scattered three hits to boost his ERA to 3.60 and WHIP to 1.14. The 32-year-old has mostly cruised against Atlanta since 2020, collecting a masterful 1.82 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 11 starts (74.1 innings) opposing the divisional foe. Wheeler takes the ball next on Friday versus the light-hitting Washington Nationals. The former All-Star has run into a bit of trouble against the Nats since 2019, though, compiling a suspect 4.26 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 15 appearances (88.2 innings). Wheeler, a fantasy stalwart, should be started with confidence regardless.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Cristian Pache (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Clearwater on Wednesday. The 24-year-old appeared in 18 games this season, amassing a .360 average with nine hits and four RBI. However, he tore the meniscus in his right knee at the end of April, resulting in surgery. Although it's unlikely Pache will continue to play as well as he did before going down, he's someone fantasy managers should keep an eye on moving ahead.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Darick Hall (thumb) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Clearwater on Tuesday. The 27-year-old played sparingly this season, compiling a .222 average with four hits, one run, and one RBI in 18 at-bats. Unfortunately, he tore a ligament in his right thumb in early April and went under the knife. That said, Hall hasn't proven himself to be a consistent fantasy producer in his limited time in the big leagues. However, with Rhys Hoskins (knee) unavailable for the 2023 campaign, Hall is someone to consider, especially if he gets hot.
Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jose Alvarado (elbow) didn't throw in the bullpen on Saturday as planned, citing "soreness." Instead, he played catch. The left-hander has been on the shelf since May 10 after posting a 0.63 ERA and five saves in seven tries this season. Hopefully, the latest update isn't anything too serious, and he will continue working toward a return as planned.