Out of the Batter’s Box – Grapefruit League play is here for Phillies

Sunday was an exaggerated disaster but today the games that matter only slightly more begin. Grapefruit League play opens up today in Clearwater for the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. 1. Phillies open Grapefruit League play today vs. Yankees Two days after losing to University of Tampa, the Phillies get started with the Grapefruit League schedule with a home game...
Via Macho Row
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: How to Handle Non-Standard Roto Categories

View image | In each of the last few baseball offseasons, I’ve written posts on how those playing in leagues with non-standard categories have to make sure to do draft preparation specifically geared to their unique categories. The vast majority of rankings you’ll see on various websites are geared toward the standard 5×5 roto categories. But if your league...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Center Fielder Ben Revere 'Feeling Good' Heading into 2015 Season

With the first Grapefruit League game of 2015 set to get underway Tuesday with Jerome Williams starting on the mound, Phillies' outfielder Ben Revere is surely ready for the season ahead and improving his game even further. (Quote: @JeffSkversky) On October 1, 2014, Revere had surgery to remove two screws...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will be the Phillies’ Offensive Team Leader in….

With Spring Training officially getting underway this week, let’s have some fun and predict who will be the Phillies’ team leaders in some offensive categories. Batting Average?  Ben Revere: Revere has been the Phillies’ team leader in batting average the last two seasons with a .305 average in 2013, and a .306 average in 2014. The assumption is that Revere will once again...
Via Phillies Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia had back-to-back 73-89 seasons the past two years and seems to be a long way away from their five-year dominance that they had in the NL East from 2007-2011. Many expected Phillies General Manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., to unload the more expensive players last season. However, it wasn’t until this offseason when Philly traded Jimmy Rollins ($11 million in 2013) to the...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs says 68 wins for Phillies

Hitting rock bottom is actually an important point in a rebuilding process. If all goes according to plan for the Phils, 2015 will be it, and they can move upward from there. This assumes a Cole Hamels trade, as any club with Hamels and a healthy Cliff Lee in its rotation is at the very least potentially respectable. The Phils have added little in the offseason, buying Aaron Harang‘˜s...
Via Macho Row
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Walking Through Ben Revere’s 19 Assists

By request: @based_ball Hey Jeff, because you’re great at this stuff, can you write an article GIFing all of Ben Revere‘s outfield assists? It’d be fun! — David Shemie (@dshemie8) January 28, 2015 Ben Revere has 19 career outfield assists. Please understand what you’re getting into: this post is going to have .gifs, so many […]
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #81: Ben Revere | OF | PHI

Offensively speaking, Ben Revere might be the most unique player in baseball. His lack of power is legendary (even historic) yet somehow this feeble hitter manages to be almost league average with the bat (93 and 92 wRC+ in the last two seasons). When you factor in baserunning, Revere was actually above average on offense last season despite just 2 HR, 28 RBI, and a .055 ISO....
Via Baseball Professor
27 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will the Phillies’ Opening Day Lineup Look Like?

The Phillies will go into the 2015 season without Jimmy Rollins for the first time in 14 years, so how will this affect the starting lineup on opening day against the Red Sox? Here’s what I think the Phillies’ opening day lineup will look like. 1. Let’s start at the top, where there’s no question that Ben Revere will again be the everyday leadoff hitter in 2015. Since joining...
Via Phillies Nation
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Comparing defensive metrics with Inside Edge data

I’m not going to rehash the general debate, but publicly available defensive metrics are both controversial and only roughly accurate. Because the general population does not have access to the HitF/X data that teams have access to, defensive metrics are generally a “best guess” at defensive value. It’s not great because of the data set, but I firmly believe that the framework...
Via Batting Leadoff
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies avoid arbitration with outfielders Brown, Revere

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Outfielders Domonic Brown and Ben Revere have agreed to one-year deals with the Philadelphia Phillies, avoiding arbitration. Brown will earn $2.5 million, an increase from $550,000, and Revere $4.1 million, up from $1.95 million. Brown hit .235 in a career-high 144 games for the Phillies last season with a career-best 22 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 63...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Avoid Arbitration With Revere & Brown, Claim Jordan Danks

The Phillies were able to avoid arbitration with a couple of outfielders Friday. Jim Salisbury from CSN.Com is reporting that the Phillies agreed to terms with centerfielder Ben Revere, and left fielder/right fielder Domonic Brown. Both Brown and Revere agreed to one-year deals. The contract numbers for Revere are currently unknown. Domonic Brown will make $2.5 million. Revere...
Via Phillies Nation
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown Receives a Nice Raise; Revere Also Avoids Arbitration

View image | Earlier this week, both Ben Revere and Domonic Brown filed for salary arbitration.'s Jim Salisbury reports that both Brown and Revere have reached one-year agreements with the Phillies. The Phillies will avoid arbitration with Revere and Brown. Don't have numbers yet but they have agreed...
Via Philliedelphia
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Next for the Reeling Phillies?

The Phillies season ended with a 72-89 record for the second s traight year. October has been all about watching the playoffs instead of playing in them. Something has to be done to turn this around, but what exactly is it?      It’s time to sweep up that dusty corner that no one has wanted to touch. Those little dust bunnies are actually million dollar...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Revere, Domonic Brown file for salary arbitration

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Two unsigned Phillies under Phillies control both took a step towards contracts for 2015 today when they filed for arbitration. Outfielder Ben Revere, who is eligible for his second year of arbitration, and Domonic Brown, eligible for the first time, both filed today. Austin Laymance of
Via Philliedelphia
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Pick Herrera Staying Hot in Venezuela; Franco Sixth in OPS

With the departure of Marlon Byrd in the rear view mirror, the 2015 outfield for the Phillies looks to be a combination of Domonic Brown, Ben Revere, Darin Ruf, Grady Sizemore and maybe even Jeff Franceour. The one dark horse to get some increased playing time would be Rule 5...
Via Philliedelphia
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Could Send Ben Revere To The Chicago Cubs For Starter Travis Wood

The Phillies began their tear-down of their existing roster by sending Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a three-team trade with the San Diego Padres, pending Matt Kemp's physical. The Phillies need to acquire a starting pitcher or two before next season begins and the team...
Via Philliedelphia
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brown, Bastardo, Revere Remain without Tender Offers

#456996938 / With the deadline ticking closer for the Phillies to tender offers to Domonic Brown, Antonio Bastardo and Ben Revere, it seems they could be delaying the process for other reasons. Of course, that's just speculation, but the Phillies could very well be looking into potential trades involving...
Via Philliedelphia
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tender Offers Expected for Trio of Phils

#455655562 / While fans are likely still reeling from Ruben Amaro's comments regarding Yasmany Tomas, the Phillies have to take care of some odds and ends before 11:59pm tonight. Antonio Bastardo, Domonic Brown and Ben Revere are all eligible for salary arbitration and are expected to receive offers from...
Via Philliedelphia
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top Moments: #4 Ben Revere’s First Home Run

We are continuing with our 2014 Top Moments countdown, this time taking a look back at Ben Revere‘s first MLB home run. PHOTO: AP Ben Revere had over 1,400 major league at-bats coming into the game against the Rockies on May 27. There were 23,159 in paid attendance that night at Citizens Bank Park, but an hour-and-22 minute rain delay subsequently caused the stadium to be nearly...
Via Phillies Nation
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline: Revere a DH, Phillies GM?

What team would Ben Revere flourish on with his throwing problem, when the Philadelphia Phillies replace him? Or is his offense a livable trade-off? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Today’s Market.  Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion...
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Trading No-Arm Revere, Phillies?

On the surface, finding a center fielder with average throwing ability should be easy for the Philadelphia Phillies after a change away from Ben Revere. Is that your thinking too? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Alternatives. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking...
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A Lil' Something Special About Ben Revere

The last Philadelphia Phillies players to qualify for the batting title and hit over .300 on the season were Chase Utley (.332) and Aaron Roward (.309) back in 2007.  Fast forward seven years later and now we see Ben Revere on the verge of breaking the dry spell.  He's currently sitting on a .309 batting average (good for 4th in the NL) with 9 games remaining in the 2014 season...
Via We Should Be GM's
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
Via The Outside Corner
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Phils Finding Varying Degrees of Success on Contenders

With the Phillies firmly out the playoff race and few stories of interests to watch for outside of Ken Giles’ dominance, Ben Revere’s outside shot at the Phils’ first batting title since Richie Ashburn, and Ryan Howard having the worst 100 RBI season in the history of  baseball, attention has turned squarely to the playoff races. A few are in hand (the Nats, Orioles, and Angels...
Via Phillies Nation
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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