Philadelphia Phillies Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Phillies Lineup

14-5, in NL East

The NL East was expected to be a tough division in 2019, and it was. There isn't much sense that it will be any different in 2020. One team that spent some bucks to try to take the over the division has kind of fallen flat. The Phillies grabbed their own version of who might be the best player in the game, plus added some key pieces around him. However, it didn't equal success. Timeliness of the Phillies hits was a huge problem.

Philadelphia had trouble scoring runs when they needed them most. Add to that a penchant for giving up runs at all the wrong moments, and Philly ended up four games under .500. The batting order is still very solid. The Phillies will need to pitch to compete with Atlanta and Washington, and the Mets for that matter. They have an ace, but a big contract for a veteran did not lend the expected results. Philadelphia snagged another good pitcher from within the division, so expect improvements.

Phillies Starting Lineup

A. Nola , (R), SP
1. R. Hoskins , (R), 1B
2. S. Kingery , (R), 2B
3. J. Segura , (R), 3B
4. J. Realmuto , (R), C
5. A. Haseley , (L), CF
6. A. McCutchen , (R), LF
7. B. Harper , (L), RF
8. D. Gregorius , (L), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Aaron Nola A. Nola (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Aaron Nola A. Nola (R)
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Rhys Hoskins R. Hoskins (R)
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Scott Kingery S. Kingery (R)
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Jean Segura J. Segura (R)
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C J.T. Realmuto J. Realmuto (R)
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Adam Haseley A. Haseley (L)
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Andrew McCutchen A. McCutchen (R)
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Bryce Harper B. Harper (L)
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Didi Gregorius D. Gregorius (L)
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Philadelphia Phillies Pitching Analysis

Philadelphia is in the midst of trying to add a couple of pieces to really send a message to the rest of the National League. They have mainly been doing it with the bats, so they are going to rely on the same rotation from last season to get them over that hump. This starts with Aaron Nola, who is coming off a fantastic full season. He has emerged as one of the more dominant right-handers in baseball. Nola had over 220 strikeouts last season, and pitched over 200 innings. This was promising after a few early career injuries. Nola is expected to jump back a full run in the ERA department, but that is somewhat expected given how rare to have under a three ERA is these days. Everything else lines up as expected. Jake Arrieta was a bit of a wild card last season, mainly because he relied so much on batted ball luck at times. He is now a heavy sinker ball pitcher, and has gotten away from striking guys out. He had 138 strikeouts in 172 innings, and strikeout projections are pedestrian for him once again. We likely will never see prime Arrieta again, but he can be a good pitch to contact arm.

The Phillies might have one of the higher upside rotations in terms of backend guys. There are a lot of adjustments being made for Vince Velasquez, Nick Pivetta, and Zach Eflin. They have one very good off-speed pitch, and above average velocity numbers on their fastballs. These are two things that can start to lead to success. Pivetta and Eflin had awful early career numbers, but are starting to make a wave now. Velasquez has always flashed potential, but consistency has been the issue. All three sat with above average strikeout stuff last season, but the walks and blowup innings were there. Projections have Velasquez and Pivetta making another jump, but sample sizes might just be too small for Eflin’s success last season. Philadelphia might be in the mark to add a name come the deadline, especially with an injury or the backend not working out as advertised.