Rhys Hoskins
Rhys Hoskins
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Philadelphia Phillies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hoskins couldn’t maintain the incredible pace that saw him hit 18 homers in 50 games in his rookie campaign, but that doesn’t mean his second season should be considered a disappointment. He managed a solid .246/.354/.496 slash line 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 last season, though with just 17 games played at the position, he's now only outfield-eligible in 2019 in traditional formats. The Phillies could add another big bat or two in free agency, giving Hoskins more talent in front of or behind him in the heart of the order and increasing his runs and RBI 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 leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $552,500 contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Rips homer in loss
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 28, 2018
Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a solo shot in Friday's loss to the Braves.
It was Hoskins' 34th long ball of the season, with the solo smash boosting his RBI total to 95. While his .245 average may leave something to be desired, Hoskins still has a strong .495 slugging percentage. He'll enter next season as the Phillies' everyday left fielder.
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Since 2016
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Since 2016vs Left .753 212 31 9 32 0 .186 .368 .385
Since 2016vs Right .927 659 95 43 112 7 .266 .363 .564
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2016Home .928 460 66 30 91 2 .258 .370 .559
Since 2016Away .845 411 60 22 53 5 .238 .358 .487
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
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September 14th
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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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Hits solo shot
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 25, 2018
Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Rockies.
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Homers off Syndergaard
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 19, 2018
Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in Wednesday's win over the Mets.
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Homers, doubles vs. Marlins
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 14, 2018
Hoskins went 2-for-5 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored Friday against Miami.
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Goes deep vs. Mets
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 9, 2018
Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to New York.
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Blasts game-winning homer against Mets
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 8, 2018
Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Mets.
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