By: Noah Wright
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins will likely be placed on The DL after fouling a pitch off his chin, resulting in a broken jaw in Monday’s game. It is unknown the exact amount of time Hoskins will spend on The DL. Hoskins came to The Show with a bang last year, blasting 18 homeruns in his first 212 PA’s, and batting .259/.396/.618 playing both LF and 1B. The slugger however has not found that success with the bat this year; as he is batting just .233/.363/.415 with 6 home runs and 28 RBI’s in 216 PA’s. While he’s never been known so much for his glove, Hoskins is also underperforming in the grass. The former first base prospect has -9 DRS, -1.2 defensive WAR, and a -1.3 UZR. However, Hoskins is producing an above average 115 wRC+, and had an excellent April, batting .303/.457/.528 with 4 homeruns and 19 RBI’s.
Hoskins’ injury could open up more playing time for Nick Williams, who was sharing time in RF with fellow outfielder Aaron Altherr. But, Williams has been struggling at the plate; as he’s batted just .229/.308/.410 in 117 PA’s. The Phils could also use rookie Scott Kingery could also see a handful of playing time in the grass, but has also been struggling in the batters box.