Phil Gosselin
Phil Gosselin
30-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Philadelphia Phillies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Phil Gosselin in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in December of 2018.
Remains in organization
2BPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
June 17, 2019
Gosselin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
ANALYSIS
It's not particularly surprising that no team was all that excited about claiming a 30-year-old with a career 78 wRC+. Gosselin will remain as organizational utility depth for the Phillies, though he's behind Sean Rodriguez and Brad Miller in that role.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+75%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2017
Even Split
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .668 43 8 1 3 0 .237 .326 .342
Since 2017vs Right .381 85 3 0 7 0 .157 .176 .205
2019vs Left .579 16 2 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267
2019vs Right .559 34 1 0 6 0 .235 .235 .324
2018vs Left 1.914 7 4 1 2 0 .600 .714 1.200
2018vs Right .095 21 1 0 0 0 .000 .095 .000
2017vs Left .367 20 2 0 1 0 .111 .200 .167
2017vs Right .367 30 1 0 1 0 .167 .167 .200
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+40%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+94%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+108%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .555 63 8 1 5 0 .200 .238 .317
Since 2017Away .396 65 3 0 5 0 .164 .215 .180
2019Home .636 21 2 0 2 0 .250 .286 .350
2019Away .517 29 1 0 4 0 .241 .241 .276
2018Home .717 11 3 1 2 0 .111 .273 .444
2018Away .369 17 2 0 0 0 .133 .235 .133
2017Home .452 31 3 0 1 0 .194 .194 .258
2017Away .217 19 0 0 1 0 .059 .158 .059
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Stat Review
How does Phil Gosselin 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
0.10
 
BB Rate
2.0%
 
K Rate
20.0%
 
BABIP
.308
 
ISO
.061
 
AVG
.245
 
OBP
.260
 
SLG
.306
 
OPS
.566
 
wOBA
.250
 
Exit Velocity
89.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
48.7%
 
Barrels/PA
6.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Gosselin played all over the field for the Diamondbacks in a reserve role last season. His primary position was second base, where he played 35 games, but he also made 10 appearances at third, six at first and three in the outfield. His versatility as a backup is an asset to the Diamondbacks, but it doesn't matter much in fantasy if he's not playing close to every day. Gosselin logged 220 at-bats in 2016 and slashed .277/.324/.368. The 220 at-bats were more than double the 106 he received in 2015 with Atlanta and Arizona, so the uptick in opportunities was a pleasant surprise. However, following a trade to a Pirates organization that features a multitude of other options at each position he plays, Gosselin seems unlikely to match last season's playing time.
Gosselin was acquired from Atlanta in a June trade that sent veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo and pitching prospect Touki Toussaint to the Braves. He primarily played as a reserve infielder for the Diamondbacks, though he did make several appearances in the outfield. In his limited MLB experience over the past three seasons (261 total plate appearances), Gosselin has hit .288, so he has shown some promise at the plate. Playing time will be the key to his 2016 fantasy outlook. In a reserve role, Gosselin is of course limited, but if he is able to find his way into semi-regular playing time, Gosselin could be a decent option if he maintains his high average over more plate appearances. For now, he’s not really on the radar as a fantasy asset in most leagues.
Gosselin broke out at Triple-A Gwinnett last season, slashing .344/.379/.487 with five homers and six steals in 96 games, earning a promotion to the big club shortly after the All-Star break. He was used sparingly at first, but as he continued to hit in a limited role and Tommy La Stella continued to struggle, the decision was made to give Gosselin an audition in the starting role in September. While Gosselin failed to do much with the extending playing time, notching just three extra-base hits in the month, it looks like he may get an opportunity to start at second base to begin 2015, with La Stella since shipped to the Cubs. The 26-year-old Gosselin will likely prove little more than a placeholder for 20-year-old Jose Peraza, who's considered by many to be the long-term solution at second base for the Braves, and Gosselin's lack of a track record at the major league level will put him outside of fantasy consideration outside the deepest of leagues come draft day.
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Removed from 40-man roster
2BPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
June 14, 2019
Gosselin was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday.
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Playing time scarce
2BPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
May 30, 2019
Gosselin remains out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.
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Drives in three
2BPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
April 21, 2019
Gosselin went 1-for-4 with a bases-clearing double in Saturday's victory over the Rockies.
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Summoned to majors
2BPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
April 17, 2019
Gosselin had his contract selected from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.
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Heading to minors
2BPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
March 21, 2019
Gosselin has failed to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster and will report to minor-league camp Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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