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Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera leaves Venezuelan Winter League to prepare for spring training

Embed from Getty Images Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has left the Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League in order to prepare himself 'physically, mentally and spiritually' for spring training. Herrera was reportedly asked by the Phillies to stop playing ahead of his scheduled Feb. 1...
Via Philliedelphia
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera is key to Phillies franchise turnaround

View image | By Chris DiFrancesco He was a Rule 5 pickup by the Texas Rangers in 2008. He was being developed as a second baseman and ended up playing nearly his entire stay in the minor leagues between second base and shortstop. Fast forward to 2015 and Odubel...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Review: Odubel Herrera

Herrera was the Phillies’ best offensive player in 2015 by a wide margin. Photo: There have been good Rule 5 picks made by the Phillies: Dave Hollins was an All-Star, Clay Dalrymple was the best defensive catcher of the 1960s per FanGraphs, and Shane Victorino won Gold Gloves, had huge playoff hits, and helped the Phils bring home a World Series. There have been bad Rule...
Via Phillies Nation
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Herrera, Hernandez help Phillies past Padres

View image | In Friday's win in San Diego, the Phillies needed four solo home runs to rally from a 3-0 deficit to claim a 4-3 win. On Saturday, they used timely hitting to take the early lead and pad it late to continue their hot streak. Odubel Herrera...
Via Philliedelphia
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels throws no-hitter in possibly last start with Phillies

Rumors have been swirling around Cole Hamels name over the past several months. And with the trade deadline less than a week away, we could be witnessing the end of his tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. Going up against a Chicago Cubs squad that have been rumored to be interested in the staff ace, Hamels did something pretty amazing on Saturday. “NO. HITS. FOR. YOU....
Via Sportsnaut
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera Providing a Spark for Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Washington. The Phillies won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Odubel Herrera was a Rule 5 draft choice for the Phillies in 2014 that largely went unnoticed. For Phillies fans, the departure of Jimmy Rollins...
Via The Sports Journal
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera for Rookie of the Year

It’s never too early to start hitching a wagon to one of the brightest spots of the 2015 Phillies… .@odubelherrera1 is leading the way in several rookie offensive categories. — Phillies (@Phillies) April 21, 2015
Via Macho Row
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Herrera’s Strong Spring

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Via Baseball Professor
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Odubel Herrera: The Phillies Opening Day Center Fielder

Last weekend, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg indicated the team is moving Ben Revere from center field to left field to make room for Odubel Herrera — a speedy slap hitter they plucked from the Rangers in the rule 5 draft last winter. Although he’s second baseman by trade, Herrera apparently showed enough outfield range this spring to convince the Phillies brass that...
Via Fangraphs
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #18 IF/OF Odubel Herrera

Odubel Herrera, image- Selected by the Phillies last month in the big league portion of the annual MLB Rule 5 draft, muti-positional prospect Odubel Herrera is primed to make the team’s opening day big league roster. The 23-year-old Venezuelan spent this off-season proving the Phils were right when they plucked him from the Rangers’ system.  With a league-leading ...
Via Phillies Nation
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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