This was my point as well. Sure, he feels like a nice trade piece, but in reality, he's probably not valuable at all on the trade market.I'd be surprised if Hoskins is traded since it will be hard to come up with a match. What team needs a bad defensive 1b/DH type and has bullpen pieces to give back and wants acquire a player like that that has only 1 year of arbitration eligibility left? Right now that team doesn't exist.
Think he can be a solid to above average contributor for some years once he gets settled in. Maybe not a star but can do more than enough on a contending team. Keep in mind this is his 1st full year above AA. He started last year in high A, then moved to AA and AAA during the year.Is Stott the guy you want being your fulltime SS?
The player that Stott reminds me of is Dansby Swanson from the Braves. Swanson isn’t the flashiest player, not clearing the 100 wRC+ hurdle but once in his career. What he does do is stay on the field, giving the team solid, but not spectacular, defense at the shortstop position, and not requiring the team to make a huge financial outlay at that spot. He’s just giving them solid production across the board. 2021 was his best season, hitting .248/.311/.449, swatting 27 home runs and registering 3.2 fWAR on the season. It’s a good season on a team that needed it.
Ask yourself: if Bryson Stott were able to give numbers like this, maybe not as much power, maybe a bit better on base ability, would you take it? Of course you would! It’s not superstar level good, but it’s also extremely productive.
As the third-base coach waved home the eventual winning run Friday night, he yelled at him, “You’re going to be out!”
“That’s a first,” third-base coach Dusty Wathan said. “But he’s safe now.”
Wathan knew the rule. He had to send Hoskins, and he yelled at him to keep running no matter how dumb it looked.
Intelligent play by Phillies 3b coach Dusty Wathan last night who sent Hoskins home from 2nd on a single even though he knew the throw would beat him because he knew interference would be called.
you are most likely right. lolHoskins can use a day off but in the middle of a hot streak? Strange.
Harper will just PH a 3R HR. No worries.
you are most likely right. lol
Man- it has to be frustrating as hell to have your team going through an insanely good couple of weeks and while catching a few games on the Met's, not enough and to have the Braves just keep winning too.
It's all part of Fauci's plan to get drafted and play for the Phillies! Call up Sister Mary!!!!Thanks to Fauci,Mark Appel,the No.1 pick overall in the 2013 MLB draft,will be in uniform tonight at Petco Park.
Appel got there only because set up man,well vaccinated Connor Brogdon,has again caught COVID.
Should they shut Bryce down, get the elbow fixed, and hope with that surgery he’s back for the start of 2023 playing RF? Even if he’s back for August, I don’t think the Phils will be in it by then.
Have many Phillies been hit by pitches this year? It's ridiculous for the Mets. Pitchers are complaining that gripping the ball has become more difficult without sticky substances, but who knows what the issue is.He was just ripping at the plate this year.
As for his Snell thing - he's really surprised me as a good guy since we signed him. I really thought he was a jackass but he's not.
Have many Phillies been hit by pitches this year? It's ridiculous for the Mets. Pitchers are complaining that gripping the ball has become more difficult without sticky substances, but who knows what the issue is.
I don’t think trading Hoskins is smart. I do agree with the others. Maybe add Gibson as the SP.Good points - and from that, maybe be sellers at the deadline? Trade Realmuto, DD, Hoskins, maybe a SP. I think they can get a pretty good haul. They have catching talent in the minors.
Plenty of guys can hit 35 HRs and bat .240 in the world. He's got value and we could get a pretty good return for him. Plus I think this is his last year of arb so he's going to get much more expensive soon. Move one of our 6 other DH/1B guys there and get a guy who can actually play OF.I don’t think trading Hoskins is smart. I do agree with the others. Maybe add Gibson as the SP.
Reread your first two sentences, but from the lense of the buyer, not the seller. I think Hoskins has a lot less value than you think he does.Plenty of guys can hit 35 HRs and bat .240 in the world. He's got value and we could get a pretty good return for him. Plus I think this is his last year of arb so he's going to get much more expensive soon. Move one of our 6 other DH/1B guys there and get a guy who can actually play OF.
I was thinking Gibson too.
I see Hoskins as a poor defensive 1B who hits like every other 1B in the majors. We might get a 2nd tier prospect for him. We might get a decent reliever. Bu are we getting a difference maker? I highly doubt it.Really? And yeah I see your point on the contradiction.