Finally free of the last of the anti-stat GMs, the Phillies set about to be the next big teardown and rebuild team. They had a promising season in 2016, as some of their young talent hit the bigs, and maybe things were starting to look 2014 Cubs-ish about them. In 2017, pretty much everyone not named Aaron Nola took a giant step backwards, and suddenly they find themselves back in 2012 Cubs land. Sucks to be a Phillies fan. But hey, the tickets are cheap, and based on my experience of Phillies games you'll get some side betting action on the 3-4 fights that break out in the stands every game.
- OBP: Kris Bryant (.400)
- ISO: Ian Happ (.262)
- HR: Anthony Rizzo (28)
- R+RBI: Rizzo (161)
- wRC+: Bryant (141)
- BSR: Javier Baez (3.0)
- SP K/9: Jose Quntana (9.60)
- SP BB/9: Jon Lester (2.79)
- SP FIP: Lester (3.79)
- RP K/9: Carl Edwards Jr (12.97)
- RP BB/9: Brian Duensing (2.29)
- RP FIP: Duensing (3.13)
- WAR: Bryant (4.6)
- OBP: Aaron Altherr (.357)
- ISO: Altherr (.252)
- HR: Tommy Joseph (18)
- R+RBI: Maikel Franco (109)
- wRC+: Altherr (130)
- BSR: Michael Saunders (3.1)
- SP K/9: Nick Pivetta (9.57)
- SP BB/9: Jeremy Hellickson (2.40)
- SP FIP: Nola (3.30)
- RP K/9: Edubray Ramos (11.32)
- RP BB/9: Pat Neshek (1.12)
- RP FIP: Neshek (1.92)
- WAR: Nola (3.3)
As always with bad teams late in the year, I offer no guarantees that half of those guys are still with the squad.
Injury News, transactions, blood pacts, etc.
Addison Russell is starting to work his way back from his foot injury, and could be back sometime next week. Lester is down with shoulder fatigue, and Willson is still out with his hamstring injury. No word on when either of those guys are returning, from last I've seen.
Aaron Altherr, who leads the Phils in most statistical categories, has been out since early August with a hamstring injury of his own. The hamstring bug also hit CF Odubel Cabrera, who leads the Phils position players in WAR.
K%, BB%, ERA, FIP listed for each pitcher
Friday: Jose Quintana, LHP (25.3%, 8.7%, 4.27, 3.99) vs Jerad Eickhoff, RHP (20.2%, 9.1%, 4.46, 4.17 ), 6:05 PM CT
Saturday: Kyle Hendricks, RHP (20.5%, 8.1%, 3.52, 4.15) vs Ben Lively, RHP (10.3%, 7.4%, 3.70, 4.39), 6:05 PM CT
Sunday: John Lackey, RHP (19.9%, 7.4%, 4.90, 5.57) vs ????♂️, 12:35 PM CT