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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

5

Mike Gianella

This aging club has some intriguing players, but many of them carry significant injury risk.

It’s easy and fun to make jokes about how old the Phillies are, but the team’s advanced age curve does have an impact from a fantasy perspective. Nine players on the team’s projected Opening Day roster are 33 years of age or older. Post-peak players aren’t worthless and certainly can provide fantasy value. However, discounts have to be built in for potential injuries and breakdowns, especially in deeper leagues where good replacement level players are harder to find. The Phillies are becoming a Bermuda Triangle in fantasy: a lot of players are worth owning, but the risk factor here is high in many cases.

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June 5, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Can (Domonic) Brown Do Enough for You?

6

Jason Collette

After a terrific May, Jason explains why owners might be wise to sell high on the Phillies' left fielder instead of simply enjoying the ride.

In his last game in the month of April, Domonic Brown earned a walk. In his first game of June, Domonic Brown earned a walk. Brown did not earn a single walk in the month of May, but fantasy owners are not complaining. Brown won Player of the Month honors in the National League, as he hit .303 in the month with a .688 slugging percentage—an outburst very few saw coming.

It was not that long ago that some wondered if Brown could maintain success with the swing he brought to the major leagues. Harold Reynolds did an excellent job breaking down that swing in late 2011:

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February 14, 2013 5:00 am

Prospect Profile: Domonic Brown

7

Hudson Belinsky

After a mediocre showing last summer, Brown could face a make-or-break campaign this year.

When I was a junior in high school, I took a job working concessions for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. If my parents asked, it was a just a half-hour trip from my home in northwest New Jersey to Coca Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but a GPS would tell you that, with traffic, the trip would take just over an hour. I didn’t take the job for the money; when all was said and done, I probably spent the entirety of my earnings on gas, speeding tickets, and McChickens. I took the job because I liked the feeling of going to the ballpark every day.

I was a vendor, tasked with selling soda and candy, and persuading fans to spend their money as I walked up and down the aisles, shouting all sorts of nonsense. During my first summer with the Iron Pigs, a prospect arrived, fresh off a strong start at Double-A Reading. I hadn’t looked at the game through a scouting lens, but I could tell that this kid was special. In his short time with the Iron Pigs, I had seen him do it all; he scored game-winning runs, he sprayed the ball all over the field, he hit home runs, he stole bases, he rocketed-out runners attempting to tag from third base. He was chiseled and tall. If anyone was born to play baseball, surely it was this 22-year-old: Domonic Brown.

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August 2, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Trade Deadline

3

Derek Carty

Derek considers how this week's trades affect the players that moved, and the players around them.

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March 9, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage: Stairway to Heaven

10

Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

David Robertson battles a staircase while other players nurse their respective wounds.

David Robertson, New York Yankees (Right Mid-Foot Sprain)
Not all injuries occur on the baseball field. Robertson was moving boxes, missed a step, and fell down a flight of stairs. He went for an x-ray Wednesday night; the result was negative. An MRI was used to confirm a mid-foot sprain, but Robertson needed further tests, including a CT scan and a weight-bearing x-ray.

This combination of testing raises the concern for a Lisfranc injury, the same one that felled Chien-Ming Wang in 2008. The CT can provide a very detailed picture of that joint, including a 3-D reconstruction. The standing x-ray is the tip-off, though. The MRI reveals a mid-foot sprain in severe Lisfranc injuries, while the CT may or may not reveal a fracture in the area. The standing x-ray most likely won’t show a fracture, but it will show if there is any increased space between the bones, indicative of instability in the area. When there is instability, there is a significant risk of severe long-term damage if the area does not heal through conservative measures or surgery. Without knowing the results of all of the tests, we cannot definitively say surgery is necessary.


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February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

28

Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


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June 15, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Outfield

11

Rob McQuown

Rob returns from hiatus, says goodbye to one once-promising rookie, and says hello two newly-promising rookies.

So much has changed in the weeks since yours truly was last able to write about outfielder Value Picks.  Among players touted here so far, Alex Gordon is still doing well (though he's cooled off), and Mike Morse and Curtis Granderson have done great, as suggested.  Unfortunately, speedsters Peter Bourjos and Julio Borbon haven't lived up to expectations.  Maybe Nyjer Morgan will, if he can ever get enough playing time. 

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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February 25, 2011 6:06 pm

Future Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top 11 Prospects

38

Kevin Goldstein

You want ceiling? We got your ceilings right here.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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July 12, 2010 8:00 am

All-Star Futures Game: Brown's Day Ends Early

8

John Perrotto

Phillies outfield prospect Domonic Brown didn't get much of a chance to showcase his skills on Sunday.

ANAHEIM, California _ It is quite easy to see that Domonic Brown has not gotten caught up in the hype of being considered the top prospect in the minor leagues now that a number of promising rookies have made their major-league debuts this season. The outfielder in the Phillies' system is an outgoing 23-year-old with a friendly nature, easy smile, and not the slight hint of arrogance. And when it is mentioned that Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein and others have anointed him as the new chart-topper on the prospects hit list, Brown laughs it off.

"Really, the only thing being called a prospect does is give you a chance to participate in a special event like this," Brown said Sunday before an aborted stint for the United States in the All-Star Futures Game at Angels Stadium. Brown felt tightness in his right hamstring while running the bases in the first inning, and was lifted for a pinch-runner as a precaution in the a 9-1 US victory over the World.

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July 9, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Friday Update: Relievers on the Market

21

John Perrotto

A look at six interesting bullpen arms that could be traded by July 31 along with notes from around the major leagues.

One thing advanced statistical analysis has taught everyone is that relief pitchers are the game's most fungible players. One year they're great and the next they're not. There are always enough relievers available that a team can build a bullpen without spending a large portion of its payroll if it picks the right pitchers and gets a little lucky.

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May 18, 2010 8:34 am

Contractual Matters: Werth The Funds

12

Jeff Euston, Eric Seidman and Matt Swartz

The Phillies must determine if Jayson Werth is worth keeping and how to free up money to do so.

When the Philadelphia Phillies acquired Jayson Werth prior to the 2007 season, few seemed to notice. The former first-round pick had displayed all the makings of a solid performer, but injuries had kept Werth shelved for several seasons. In fact, it’s safe to say that a good portion of Phillies fans had never heard of Werth and thought the acquisition to be as meaningless as a Greg Golson-for-John Mayberry, Jr trade. Fast forward to the present and the impending departure of the All-Star has made a fan base rather nervous. Over the course of this article, the three of us will dissect the Phillies' financial situation now and into the future, the production components of the key players in this saga, and the economics of the matter, referring to what Werth will cost to retain and how the Phillies can pull it off.

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