Rhys Hoskins

Rhys Hoskins

29-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Philadelphia Phillies
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Last year was a mixed bag for Hoskins. He hit 30 homers, the second highest total of his career, but his 122 wRC+ was his second lowest in six MLB seasons. One reason is Hoskins stayed healthy for the first time since 2019. However, Hoskins didn't take full advantage with a career low fly ball rate. Sure, the personal high .292 BABIP was nice, but Hoskins' job is to hit the ball in the air, hopefully over the fence. His strikeout rate was a career high 25.1% with a 10.7% walk rate, just a tick better than last season's career low. While last season could have been better, Hoskins was still a solid fantasy asset with a skill set likely to provide similar results for a few years. The disclaimer for many players is not to pay for last season's stats. Doing so for Hoskins could earn a profit since he left some homers on the table. That said, his playoff exploits could help recover some of his lost allure. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $7.7 million contract with the Phillies in March of 2022.
Notches sixth postseason homer
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
November 1, 2022
Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Astros in Game 3 of the World Series.
ANALYSIS
Hoskins capped off the Phillies' five-homer night with a solo shot off Lance McCullers in the fifth inning, knocking the Astros' starter out of the game. The 29-year-old continued his amazing stretch of power in the postseason -- he has 11 hits over 56 at bats and six of them are home runs. Hoskins also reached a five-game hit streak with his performance in Game 3, over which he has hit four homers and knocked in seven RBI. He will look to stay hot against projected starter Cristian Javier in Game 4.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
84
2
9
5
1
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
34
2
1
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+66%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .980 378 58 22 56 3 .278 .394 .585
Since 2020vs Right .772 921 122 45 120 3 .234 .318 .454
2022vs Left .945 173 24 8 20 0 .286 .387 .558
2022vs Right .743 498 57 22 59 2 .233 .313 .430
2021vs Left .930 150 20 10 24 2 .250 .360 .570
2021vs Right .830 293 44 17 47 1 .245 .321 .510
2020vs Left 1.241 55 14 4 12 1 .341 .509 .732
2020vs Right .749 130 21 6 14 0 .209 .331 .418
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .884 648 97 31 87 4 .263 .363 .522
Since 2020Away .779 651 83 36 89 2 .230 .318 .461
2022Home .885 334 50 18 48 1 .262 .350 .534
2022Away .706 337 31 12 31 1 .231 .315 .391
2021Home .836 211 29 9 25 3 .253 .341 .495
2021Away .889 232 35 18 46 0 .241 .328 .562
2020Home .984 103 18 4 14 0 .288 .447 .538
2020Away .770 82 17 6 12 1 .197 .305 .465
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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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.43
 
BB Rate
10.7%
 
K Rate
25.2%
 
BABIP
.292
 
ISO
.216
 
AVG
.246
 
OBP
.332
 
SLG
.462
 
OPS
.794
 
wOBA
.348
 
Exit Velocity
90.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.3%
 
Barrels/PA
7.0%
 
Expected BA
.239
 
Expected SLG
.445
 
Sprint Speed
22.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
35.6%
 
Line Drive %
22.6%
 
Fly Ball %
41.7%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Rhys Hoskins
FanDuel MLB: Saturday World Series Game 6 Targets
34 days ago
Chris Bennett tackles picks for Game 6 of the World Series and suggests Rhys Hoskins against lefty Framber Valdez.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Breakdown
34 days ago
There's one team Dan Marcus definitely prefers for Game 6. Read on to see if you can figure it out.
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday World Series Targets
37 days ago
Chris Morgan is betting on Bryce Harper to lead his Yahoo lineups for Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Breakdown
37 days ago
Game 4 goes Wednesday night in Philly, and Dan Marcus has your DraftKings player recommendations.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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For the second straight year, Hoskins' season ended prematurely due to an injury which required surgery, as he was shut down in late August with an abdominal issue after undergoing Tommy John surgery at the end of 2020. When healthy, Hoskins produced mixed but mostly positive results. Typically possessing elite plate discipline but not quite elite power, Hoskins shifted slightly in 2021, producing a career-worst 10.6 BB% and a 24.4 K% which missed a career high by 0.1%. That downturn in plate discipline came with an uptick in power, as a career high 17.0% barrel rate helped him homer 27 times in 107 games while producing a .283 ISO, seventh-best among hitters with at least 400 plate appearances. Hoskins' flyball-heavy profile means his .247 average in 2021 is about as good as you can expect, but he should be a good power bat with extra value in OBP leagues as long as he can remain on the field.
Hoskins missed the final two weeks of the season with an elbow injury and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery in early October. Recovery from the procedure is expected to take four to six months, meaning he has a chance to be ready by Opening Day but is far from guaranteed to avoid the injured list. Given how he was hitting, his absence may have been the reason the Phillies missed out on the playoffs by a single game. After hitting a forgettable .226/.364/.454 in 2019, Hoskins improved across the board in 2020, posting a .245/.384/.503 line with 10 homers in 41 games. His walk rate remained quite high at 15.7%, while his 23.2 K% was quite acceptable for a power hitter. Most importantly, he made far better contact than in the previous season, with his barrel rate shooting up from 9.7% to 14.8%. He's still not a top-tier first baseman, but he rebounded nicely following a down year.
Hoskins didn't have to play left field or carry the Phillies' offense on his own, but those changes failed to have the desired effect in his age-26 season. His offensive performance took a step back almost everywhere, as his slash line dropped from .246/.354/.496 to .226/.364/.454 and his homer total fell from 34 to 29. Outside of a 16.5% walk rate (fifth-best among qualified hitters), those numbers aren't really good enough for a first baseman on a contending team, especially considering the league-wide power explosion, though there doesn't appear to be an immediate threat to Hoskins' playing time. Statcast doesn't offer much hope for a regression-related bounceback, suggesting he overachieved his xBA (.216) and xSLG (.405). A better performance in 2020 can't be ruled out given Hoskins' past success and hitter-friendly home park, but he's less interesting than he was last offseason.
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.
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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Homers again in win
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
October 23, 2022
Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Sunday's 4-3 win over the Padres in Game 5 of the NLCS.
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Monster performance in Game 4
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
October 22, 2022
Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two two-run home runs during Saturday's 10-6 win over the Padres in Game 4 of the NLCS.
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Smashes solo shot in Game 2
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
October 19, 2022
Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in an 8-5 loss to the Padres on Wednesday afternoon in Game 2 of the NLCS.
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Sitting after clinching
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
October 4, 2022
Hoskins is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Leads charge in Friday's rout
1BPhiladelphia Phillies
September 24, 2022
Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run and four RBI in Friday's 9-1 win over Atlanta.
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