Herrera among the players in Phillies' new core

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Two years after Philadelphia selected him from Texas in the winter-meeting draft, outfielder Odubel Herrera arrived at spring training as an All-Star and the Phillies' top position player. Among the Gold Glove finalists, the 25-year-old Herrera agreed to a $30.5 million, five-year contract during the offseason and is part of Philadelphia's post-Ryan Howard...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Odubel Herrera by Matt Collins

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Phillies center fielder.
Via Baseball Prospectus
10 days ago  |  Discuss

On Odubel Herrera’s Defense

If you’ve watched Odubel Herrera in the field over the last two years, you might be surprised to see him rated as a positive by defensive metrics. He can certainly run circles around a ball from time to time, and we’ve all seen that iconic route that saved Cole Hamels‘ no hitter. But if you drill down into Herrera’s defense, it starts to look like he’s the opposite of Derek...
Via Fangraphs
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera, Phillies Find Rule 5 Success

When it comes to the Rule 5 draft, success stories are few and far between. Baseball America compiled their very own Top 10 list three years ago, with highlights coming in the form of Johan Santana (selected in 1999) and Josh Hamilton (2006). There are others of course, hence the list. But the most common approach is likely going to be: let’s just see what happens. Sometimes,...
Via The Sports Post
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Herrera, Phillies agree to a $30.5 million, 5-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Outfielder Odubel Herrera and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $30.5 million, five-year contract. Herrera was an NL All-Star this year in his second season in the major leagues. He batted .286 with 15 homers, 87 runs and 25 stolen bases. He led the Phillies in batting average (.291), OPS (.773), hits (314), runs (151), doubles (51) and stolen bases...
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December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Odubel Herrera a Good Defensive Center Fielder?

A year ago today, baseball fans outside of the Delaware Valley were first introduced to a rookie outfielder on the worst team in baseball. His name: Odubel Herrera. You may recall that Herrera was a Rule 5 pick who had been a second baseman in the Rangers organization only to find himself named the Opening Day center fielder for the Phillies due to the, how shall we say, less than...
Via Fangraphs
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Odubel Herrera forgets how many outs there are, gives fan a souvenir

The Philadelphia Phillies got walloped 13-2 by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, and a play in the top of the eighth inning summarized the Phillies’ night quite well. Toronto’s Michael Saunders hit a flyball which Philadelphia center fielder Odubel Herrera caught for the second out of the inning. I repeat, the second out of the inning. Herrera thought...
Via The Comeback
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

What’s Going On With Odubel Herrera

This year, Odubel Herrera is an everyday player, and only two players in baseball have drawn more walks. On its own, maybe that doesn’t convey its real significance, so consider that, last year, Odubel Herrera was an everyday player, and 193 players in baseball drew more walks. Herrera today has more than twice as many walks drawn as Joey Votto. Votto last year out-walked Herrera...
Via Fangraphs
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 Player Review: Odubel Herrera

Herrera was the Phillies’ best offensive player in 2015 by a wide margin. Photo: MLB.com 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...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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