Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Season Recap: Rhys Hoskins

Rhys Hoskins was a freak. He arrived on August 10th and destroyed everything thrown his way for two months.

In the coming days, we're going to recap every player who spent a part of  2017 with the Philadelphia Phillies. The previous post looked at relief pitcher Pat Neshak. We even have a landing post with a link to each player's season.

Hoskins played well enough that MLB Network's hosts had him as a top 10 left fielder today. In 212 plate appearances, he bashed 18 home runs, drove in 48 runs and batted .259/.396/.618. He had a .416 WOBA. That he crushed the ball is something everyone knows.

When you dig in to his minor league numbers, you see some very promising trends. Over the past three years, his walk rate went from 10.5 to 12.1 to 13.5 percent. That's a track record of knowing the strike zone. And his knowledge is improving.

Hoskins was a huge highlight of the Phillies season and fans are ready for an encore in 2018.