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 lineup
OFPhiladelphia 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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Hoskins was hit by a pitch on his right hand Thursday, but X-rays were negative and he is ready to return to action after missing just one start. The 26-year-old will slot in atop the order against right-hander Dinelson Lamet, and it looks like the leadoff spot will be his regular batting-order position for now with Bryce Harper moving down to the two hole.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
10
4
75
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
4
26
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+25%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+35%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .856 361 50 16 56 0 .222 .404 .452
Since 2017vs Right .882 1064 144 60 159 8 .251 .360 .522
2019vs Left 1.007 149 19 7 24 0 .275 .456 .550
2019vs Right .805 405 49 17 47 1 .225 .356 .449
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
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .919 728 99 45 134 2 .253 .374 .545
Since 2017Away .833 697 95 31 81 6 .235 .369 .464
2019Home .901 268 33 15 43 0 .244 .381 .521
2019Away .814 286 35 9 28 1 .230 .385 .429
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 this season's data (min 200 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
BB/K
0.76
 
BB Rate
17.7%
 
K Rate
23.3%
 
BABIP
.276
 
ISO
.237
 
AVG
.237
 
OBP
.383
 
SLG
.474
 
OPS
.857
 
wOBA
.374
 
Exit Velocity
89.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
44.7%
 
Barrels/PA
4.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
2016
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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Not in lineup Friday
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Hand
August 16, 2019
Hoskins (hand) is not in Friday's lineup against the Padres.
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Heads for X-rays
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Hand
August 15, 2019
Hoskins was sent for X-rays on his right hand following Thursday's game against the Cubs, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Hitting leadoff
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
August 14, 2019
Hoskins is starting at first base and leading off Wednesday against the Cubs, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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Launches 22nd homer
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
July 28, 2019
Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Braves.
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Supplies game-winning hit
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
July 24, 2019
Hoskins went 2-for-5 with two walks and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Tigers in 15 innings.
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