Rhys Hoskins

Position: 1B
Born: 03/17/93
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .289 with 29 home runs and 91 RBIs in 115 games at Lehigh Valley (Triple-A) with 24 doubles and a .581 slugging percentage.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Lehigh Valley on August 10, when OF Cameron Perkins was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 08/10/17

Debut Details
August 10, in a 10-0 loss to the Mets. The starting left fielder, he batted seventh and went 0-for-2 with a walk. In the second, facing right-handed starter Jacob DeGrom with two outs, he struck out looking. In the fifth, with one on and one out, he grounded into an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play. In the eighth, leading off against right-handed reliever Erik Goeddel, he drew a walk before being erased on the front end of a 6-4-3 double play.

Player Notes
Hoskins, who becomes the first player in MLB history with the first name Rhys (though with the popularity of the TV show "The Americans" you may see a slew of players with that name in the next generation or two), came into the season ranked by Baseball America as the Phillies' No. 6 prospect thanks to his power and lots of it. In 2016, he hit 38 home runs and drove in 116 for Reading (Double-A), hitting .281 in 135 games there and adding 26 doubles and leading the organization in OBA (.377). In 2015, between two Class A stops at Lakewood (Class A) and Clearwater (High A), he combined to hit .319 in 135 games, adding 17 home runs and 36 doubles while collecting 159 hits. His defense is adequate enough for a first baseman/left fielder and it will always be his plus power and steady bat that give him substantial playing time. He brings a career .532 SLG to his big league debut in 455 games, with a .287 average.