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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Phillies Business

Jordan Dank, the outfielder formerly of the White Sox and brother of lefty stater John Danks, has been claimed.  Not sure why, but then again, I'm not sure about most of Amaro's roster decisions. Danks is 28 years old and over parts of the last 3 seasons in Chicago he's hit .227.629 in 180 games.  His defense grades out subpar, and obviously his stick does too.  Seems like a wasted...
Via We Should Be GM's
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
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15 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #158: Arismendy Alcantara | 2B/OF | CHC

Arismendy Alcantara isn’t a big guy. Listed at 5’10, 170 pounds he actually weighs a tough less than Jose Altuve (175 pounds) and a touch more than Ben Revere (165 pounds), but despite his stature Alcantara has some serious pop. In 70 games and 300 PA with the Cubs last season, Alcantara hit 10 HR. In 89 games and 366 PA at AAA prior to that, he also hit 10 HR. In 133 games...
Via Baseball Professor
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Statistical Saturday: AVG, OBP and SLG

Welcome readers of Baseball Essential, this is the start of a brand new segment we call “Statistical Saturdays”, in which we will discuss one or multiple Sabermetric statistics every Saturday in an attempt to convey their usefulness or, in some cases, even their worthlessness. This week Shawn Brody breaks down batting average and on base percentage, while Jon Becker takes on...
Via Baseball Essential
December 20, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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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

Ben Revere and baseball's undervaluing of speed

Ben Revere shows that speed is an often overlooked value
Via PhilsBaseball
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Hits Stand-Up, Inside-The-Park Home Run (Video)

Andrew McCutchen hit an inside-the-park homer against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, and it wasn’t even close to being contested. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ star outfielder launched one over the head of Phillies center fielder Ben Revere and high off the wall. By the time right fielder Grady Sizemore could even make a throw home, the speedy McCutchen was around third base...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere’s fielding flub led to an Andrew McCutchen inside the parker

I have no idea what Ben Revere was thinking when he was trying to field this ball off the bat of Andrew McCutchen in the 5th inning on Wednesday. Seriously, what the hell? He wasn’t going to catch the ball, given how high it was hit off the wall. If Revere played it off the wall, he would have held McCutchen to an easy double. McCutchen’s homer tied the game at three, and Russell...
Via Bloguin Best
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere’s fielding flub led to an Andrew McCutchen inside the parker

I have no idea what Ben Revere was thinking when he was trying to field this ball off the bat of Andrew McCutchen in the 5th inning on Wednesday. Seriously, what the hell? He wasn’t going to catch the ball, given how high it was hit off the wall. If Revere played it off the wall, he would have held McCutchen to an easy double. McCutchen’s homer tied the game at three, and Russell...
Via The Outside Corner
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Outslug Nats In 11 Innings

Opportunity lost. The Braves had already been pounded by the Marlins in Miami 11-4, a win and the Nats would increase their lead in the National League East to eight games over Atlanta. Washington took a 7-4 lead over Philadelphia to the ninth, with Rafael Soriano summoned to close things out. Stop, it’s all down hill from here. The Phillies rallied back from multiple five-run...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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