Does Hoskins Still Play For The Phillies?
Rhys Hoskins is still with the Philadelphia Phillies. After being drafted by the Phillies in the 2014 MLB draft, Hoskins has been with the team since 2017.
With six hits in as many games to start the season, Hoskins is hitting .417 for the season. Except for a six-game period during which he launched six home runs, he cooled off for the balance of April.
Against the Rockies on April 24 and the Cardinals on April 26, respectively, he hit two home runs out of the park. Hoskins batted .231 for the month and finished with eight home runs and 14 RBIs.
Despite a .302 batting average and three home runs in May, Hoskins had six multi-hit games and 17 RBI.
Despite this, Hoskins was as hot as he was chilly in June. For the entire month, it was either everything or nothing.
Even though Hoskins hit six home runs and drove in 13, his batting average was dismal. 135 with a.582 OPS.
During July, Hoskins was back to his best form. Six home runs, 19 RBI, and 17 walks were all he had to show for his efforts. An average of.300 was achieved during the month, and his OPS was 1.163%.
Even though he was frequently mentioned as a possible trade candidate, Hoskins decided to stay with the Phillies and had a strong August.
Hoskins was out for two weeks with a core issue after hitting 5-for-9 in a two-game series against the Washington Nationals on August 4 and 5.
In his first game back, on August 22 against the Padres, he went 2-for-2 with a home run.
Hoskins was unable to play again after a third home run in three days against the Rays. A tear in Hoskins’ abdomen necessitated surgery on August 31, ending his season.
A .247 average, 29 doubles, 27 homers, a.530 slugging percentage, and an OPS of .830 rounded out Hoskins’ season statistics.
Hoskins’ .995 fielding percentage is deceiving because he committed only four errors in the field.
At times, he appeared to be out of sorts, missing balls that didn’t count as errors, but which more competent defense players fielded neatly.
This was evident. Hoskins had a disappointing dWAR of -1.2 during the season.
Hoskins’ typical power and ability to draw walks were evident. However, his batting average and defensive flaws were less than acceptable. At the time of his suspension, Hoskins was the Phillies’ leading home run hitter.