Rhys Hoskins
Rhys Hoskins
26-Year-Old First Baseman1B
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.
Rested for nightcap
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
September 24, 2019
Hoskins won't start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk in the afternoon contest. The Phillies' loss in that game eliminated them from playoff contention, so Hoskins will sit in favor of Logan Morrison for the nightcap.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Even Split
Since 2017vs Left .858 399 58 18 59 1 .221 .404 .455
Since 2017vs Right .856 1175 154 63 170 8 .244 .351 .506
2019vs Left .980 187 27 9 27 1 .261 .444 .536
2019vs Right .764 516 59 20 58 1 .215 .335 .428
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
OPS at Home
OPS at Home
OPS at Home
OPS on Road
Since 2017Home .908 795 108 46 138 2 .254 .372 .536
Since 2017Away .806 779 104 35 91 7 .223 .356 .451
2019Home .880 335 42 16 47 0 .248 .376 .504
2019Away .762 368 44 13 38 2 .206 .353 .409
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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Exit Velocity
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Smacks two-run homer
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
September 17, 2019
Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Tuesday against the Braves.
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Goes deep twice
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
September 2, 2019
Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in a 7-1 victory against the Reds on Monday.
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Posts two extra-base hits
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 29, 2019
Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a triple, double, walk, RBI and two runs Wednesday in the Phillies' 12-3 win over the Pirates.
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Racking up walks, runs
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 25, 2019
Hoskins went 0-for-3 with three walks and two runs Saturday in the Phillies' 9-3 win over the Marlins.
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Back in lineup
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 17, 2019
Hoskins (hand) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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