- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/17/1993 (26)
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals. Hoskins will sit out the second game of the doubleheader to rest. The Phillies don't have much reason to win after being eliminated from playoff contention earlier on Tuesday. Logan Morrison will bat second and play first base versus righty Max Scherzer. Morrison is in a favorable part of the order, but isn't worth a look in this game.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored Sunday against the Red Sox. A second-inning homer off Rick Porcello extended Hoskins' hit streak to seven games, though this was only the second multi-hit game during the streak. It was also the first homer for Hoskins since September 2 as the big first baseman has struggled to find his power stroke all year. Hoskins has a career-low .481 slugging percentage and while his batting average sits at an abysmal .239. Despite the rough season, Hoskins is worth starting in fantasy as he's been better lately, his 55.3 percent hard-contact rate in September is the highest it's been in any month, so he could be in store for a hot finish.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two homers Monday against the Reds. Hoskins took starter Anthony DeSclafani deep with a man on in the third inning before adding to his day with a solo shot in the eighth. Hoskins struggled mightily in August with just a .161 batting average but was victimized by a .197 BABIP despite sporting a 41.2 percent hard-hit rate. Throughout the struggles, Hoskins never lost his keen eye as he still put up an elite 19.8 percent walk rate which helped keep his on-base percentage up even though the hits weren't falling. Hoskins seems to be coming around now as he has nine hits in his past six games and should be confidently re-inserted into fantasy lineups if he was benched during his extended slump.