Rhys Hoskins
Rhys Hoskins
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Philadelphia Phillies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hoskins couldn't maintain the incredible pace that saw him hit 18 homers in 50 games as a rookie, but that doesn't mean his second season should be considered a disappointment. He slashed .246/.354/.496 with 34 homers, 89 runs and 96 RBI, all while playing out of position in left field. Those numbers made him one of the most valuable fantasy first basemen, though with just 17 games played at the position, he's now only outfield-eligible in traditional formats. He will quickly regain 1B-eligibility after Carlos Santana was dealt this offseason. The Phillies already added Jean Segura and could add another big bat in free agency, so Hoskins' counting stats could increase, even beyond any personal improvements he makes heading into his age-26 season. His batting average may remain modest due to a flyball-heavy approach (51% flyball rate last season) but a strong 13.2% walk rate erases that weakness in OBP and points leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $552,500 contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Back in action Wednesday
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
April 17, 2019
Hoskins (ankle) will start at first base and bat cleanup Wednesday against the Mets.
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While Hoskins was sitting out Tuesday with a minor left ankle sprain, the Phillies offense didn't miss a beat, finishing the night with a season-high 14 runs on 13 hits and three walks. Despite that successful showing, the Phillies will gladly welcome back the slugger into the lineup after the ankle issue apparently provided no significant complications for him in the field or while running the bases during his pregame workout.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
15
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+22%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+35%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .762 231 32 9 36 0 .190 .377 .385
Since 2017vs Right .930 718 108 48 124 7 .265 .364 .567
2019vs Left .858 19 1 0 4 0 .231 .474 .385
2019vs Right .965 59 13 5 12 0 .245 .373 .592
2018vs Left .665 154 23 3 16 0 .192 .357 .308
2018vs Right .900 505 66 31 80 5 .260 .352 .548
2017vs Left 1.006 58 8 6 16 0 .171 .397 .610
2017vs Right 1.016 154 29 12 32 2 .287 .396 .620
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+138%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .956 508 77 35 105 2 .261 .380 .577
Since 2017Away .822 441 63 22 55 5 .234 .351 .470
2019Home 1.251 48 11 5 14 0 .286 .479 .771
2019Away .526 30 3 0 2 0 .185 .267 .259
2018Home .913 334 45 20 59 1 .260 .365 .548
2018Away .786 325 44 14 37 4 .231 .342 .444
2017Home .969 126 21 10 32 1 .255 .381 .588
2017Away 1.080 86 16 8 16 1 .265 .419 .662
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Stat Review
How does Rhys Hoskins compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.67
 
BB Rate
17.9%
 
K Rate
26.9%
 
BABIP
.278
 
ISO
.306
 
AVG
.242
 
OBP
.397
 
SLG
.548
 
OPS
.946
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Hoskins burst onto the scene for the Phillies in August, swatting 18 homers and driving in 48 runs during a 50-game stretch that is unmatched by other rookies throughout MLB history. A fifth-round pick out of Sacramento State in 2014, Hoskins rolled through the minor leagues with relatively limited attention until his 38-homer breakout at Double-A in 2016. The encore in 2017 included 29 homers in 475 appearances with Triple-A Lehigh Valley before his promotion, and perhaps most impressively for a young power bat is Hoskins' ability to control the strike zone. He improved his strikeout rate at Triple-A Valley (15.8 percent) and kept that number in check after the promotion to Philadelphia (21.7 percent) during the final two months. With his impressive debut Hoskin secured an everyday job, and he'll be counted on as the team's primary run-producer in the heart of the order. Don't be surprised if he's treated as a top-50 player this spring.
Hoskins had a monster year at Double-A Reading where he hit .281/.377/.566 with 38 home runs in 498 at-bats. He took advantage of a hitter-friendly park in Reading where he slashed .292/.396/.636 with 25 of his 38 home runs. Hoskins does have a solid eye at the plate and a simple but effective swing, which should allow him continued success as he advances. He hit .282 with a .920 OPS against righties and .277 with a 1.024 OPS versus lefties, but there are questions regarding whether he will hit enough when he gets to the majors and has to face better offspeed stuff. His floor is likely a platoon bat at first base, and making it as an average or better everyday first baseman is not out of the question. His hit tool is certainly a better bet to play against big league pitching than Reading teammate Dylan Cozens, who led the minors with 40 home runs. A strong start to the season at Triple-A could have Hoskins pushing for a look in the majors by midseason.
Hoskins, a fifth-round pick in 2014 out of Cal State Sacramento, popped up on prospect radars last season after a hot start at Low-A Lakewood. He posted nearly identical numbers at both Lakewood and High-A Clearwater last season. His BABIP was a bit high in 2015 so he might not be a .300 hitter, but he does have a good eye at the plate with solid pop, and he makes contact at an 80 percent clip. Those skills should allow him to succeed when he is moved up to Double-A, and if he continues to hit then he could arrive in the majors in 2017 as the Phillies' replacement for Ryan Howard at first base.
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Nursing ankle issue
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Ankle
April 16, 2019
Hoskins is battling a left ankle sprain but could be available to pinch hit Tuesday night, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Sitting Tuesday
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
April 16, 2019
Hoskins is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.
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Homers twice in victory
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
April 9, 2019
Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers as the Phillies beat the Nationals on Monday.
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Powers Phillies to victory
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
April 7, 2019
Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's series finale against Minnesota.
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Hits second homer
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
April 6, 2019
Hoskins went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Twins.
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