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4 Josh Phegley C

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
40%24%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
31412.23962440
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018OAK3993131921562700.255.344.204
2019OAK10631444751262156301.282.411.239

Player Updates

June 28, 2020 08:48 PM
Cubs' Josh Phegley: Makes 60-player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley will be a part of the Cubs' 60-man player pool this season.

Phegley gives the Cubs a veteran catching option behind starter Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini. MLB teams will also be able to travel with three-player "taxi squads" this season in addition to their regular 30-man rosters, and Phegley is a likely option for the taxi squad, giving the Cubs insurance behind the plate during road trips.

June 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Cubs' Josh Phegley: Option for taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley is an option for the Cubs' three-player "taxi squad" for road trips when the regular season begins next month, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

MLB teams will be afforded 30 players when the abbreviated season gets underway, along with three taxi squad players who can get added to the roster in case changes are needed while on the road. Chicago has Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini as options behind the plate, so Phegley may be squeezed out of a regular roster spot. However, the veteran gives the Cubs solid depth in case a need arises. By rule, a full three-player taxi squad will also be required to have at least one catcher, which lends credence to the notion that this is where Phegley will start the season.

March 9, 2020 11:00 PM
Cubs' Josh Phegley: Competing for 26th roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley is one of several candidates for the Cubs' final roster spot out of spring training, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Chicago manager David Ross could go a few different ways with the new 26th roster spot, and pegging Phegley as the third catcher is an option. The 32-year-old is having a nice spring with a 1.081 OPS and two home runs in eight games. Being a third catcher isn't particularly fantasy friendly, though Phegley did post new career highs with 12 home runs and 62 RBI in 106 games for Oakland last year, so he could produce if playing time comes his way.

February 24, 2020 10:16 PM
Cubs' Josh Phegley: Homers Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Monday's Cactus League win over the Mariners.

It's a nice highlight for Phegley, who is battling for a reserve roster spot this spring behind starting catcher Willson Contreras. Victor Caratini is also in the backstop mix, but because he plays some at first base as well, the Cubs could elect to use the new 26th roster spot on a third catcher like Phegley. Either way, he'll have limited fantasy value unless injuries open up regular playing time.

January 17, 2020 09:04 PM
Cubs' Josh Phegley: Inks minors deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Phegley will add organizational depth for the Cubs behind the dish, something that became a priority after Willson Contreras went down with an injury last season. Phegley appeared in 106 games last year for Oakland, hitting .239 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI.

December 2, 2019 08:28 PM
Josh Phegley: Sent packing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley was non-tendered by Oakland on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Phegley will head to free agency after slashing .239/.282/.411 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI over 106 games for the Athletics in 2019.

October 2, 2019 04:48 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Not in starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley is not in the starting lineup for the American League Wild Card Game against the Rays on Wednesday.

Phegley split time with rookie Sean Murphy over the season, so it isn't surprising to see Murphy get the nod Wednesday, especially given Phegley's .190 on-base percentage in his 13 games in September. Murphy will bat ninth while handling the catching duties.

September 22, 2019 12:24 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: On base thrice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles, a walk and a run in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

The backstop made his share of noise out of the bottom of the order in the big win, posting his first multi-hit outing since Aug. 26. Phegley has lost occasional playing time to rookie Sean Murphy in September, which may be playing a part in his struggles at the plate thus far this month. Even factoring in Saturday's strong effort, Phegley is hitting just .188 (6-for-32) since the calendar flipped from August, although he does have nine RBI thanks to some timely hitting.

September 15, 2019 11:08 AM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Goes yard in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.

Phegley cranked his go-ahead homer in the fourth inning off Rangers starter Mike Minor. The catcher is up to 12 homers, 59 RBI and 43 runs scored in a career-high 101 games this season. However, he's struggled in September, going 4-for-26 with two homers, six RBI and three runs scored in eight games while losing time behind the dish to Sean Murphy.

September 13, 2019 04:44 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Back on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley will sit Friday against Texas.

Phegley hits the bench for the third time in four games. Rookie Sean Murphy will get another start behind the plate.

September 11, 2019 04:20 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley will sit again Wednesday in Houston.

Phegley had been slightly ahead of Sean Murphy on the depth chart behind the plate in Oakland. Murphy gets his second straight start following his two-homer night Tuesday.

September 10, 2019 04:32 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Houston, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Phegley will head to the bench for the second game of the series, opening the door for Sean Murphy to draw the start behind the dish and hit eighth.

September 7, 2019 05:16 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley is not starting Saturday against the Tigers.

Phegley has carried a heavy load lately, starting 13 of 18 games prior to Saturday's contest. Sean Murphy will start behind the plate in his absence.

September 7, 2019 02:40 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Plates another pair
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley went 1-for-2 with a two-run double, a walk and a run in an extra-innings loss to the Tigers on Friday.

Phegley was productive once again in the loss, churning out multiple RBI for the second straight game courtesy of a timely two-bagger in the first. The backstop is coming off an August during which he hit an impressive .314, and the five runs he's already driven in over his first four games of September have pushed his career-best RBI total to 57.

September 6, 2019 05:00 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Homers Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's game against the Angels.

With Sean Murphy, one of the game's top offensive and defensive catching prospects, up in the majors, Phegley may start to lose some at-bats down the stretch.

September 6, 2019 04:44 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Losing time to top prospect
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley is not in Friday's lineup against the Tigers, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

With Sean Murphy, one of the game's top offensive and defensive catching prospects, up in the majors, Phegley may start to lose some at-bats down the stretch. Murphy will start for the second time in the last three games after hitting a home run in his big-league debut Wednesday.

September 6, 2019 01:28 AM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Smacks 11th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Angels.

Phegley took Jose Suarez deep in the seventh inning to record his 11th homer of the season. It was his first long ball since returning from the injured list Aug. 16, and he had also had gone hitless in his past 16-bats entering Thursday's contest. For the season, Phegley has maintained a .247/.290/.424 line across 311 plate appearances.

September 4, 2019 06:24 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

Phegley has gone hitless in his last five contests. Sean Murphy makes his first career start behind the plate Wednesday.

August 31, 2019 10:28 AM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Sitting out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley is not in Saturday's lineup against the Yankees.

Phegley will give way to Chris Herrmann behind the dish Saturday with the Athletics playing a day game after a night game. The backstop owns a .324/.385/.412 slash line over his past 10 games.

August 28, 2019 05:08 PM
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Day off Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phegley is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

Phegley had started seven of the last nine games behind the plate. Chris Herrmann will handle the catching duties on this occasion.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Tampa Bay1410 .071 .071 .071
vs Dunn (Career)000000
vs RHP219487 .266 .361 .219
Last 7 Games
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9/21TEX4120210
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9/27@SEA2000000
9/29@SEA4000100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHC0000000000------------
2019OAK10631444751262156301.239.282.4110.693
2018OAK3993131921562700.204.255.3440.599
2017OAK57149143031092601.201.255.3360.590
2016OAK2678112011051300.256.314.3720.686
2015OAK732252756934145100.249.300.4490.749
2014CHW1137483701100.216.210.5130.724
2013CHW65204144242254120.206.223.2990.522
Total3771100127250341605423222.227.269.3830.652
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHC000000000
2019OAK106180129526011
2018OAK39703220103
2017OAK571105010204
2016OAK26602910204
2015OAK7316110110305
2014CHW11201910000
2013CHW65706122006
Total37767142113414033
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2009AFX-Kannapolis52196274490933114011.225.277.408
2010R-Bristol White Sox5151310012400.200.333.267
2010AA-Birmingham Barons18727214021322200.292.316.431
2010AFA-Winston-Salem Dash258916263031272200.292.337.427
2011AA-Birmingham Barons943644388212750236112.242.292.368
2011AAA-Charlotte Knights2279919402681800.240.326.367
2012AAA-Charlotte Knights10239440105221648206030.267.306.373
2013AAA-Charlotte Knights6123139731811541153811.316.368.597
2014AAA-Charlotte Knights107419691153042375317201.275.331.530
2016AAA-Nashville5192610014600.316.435.368
2017AAA-Nashville Sounds8292920142500.310.382.483
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/225
Birthdate:
2/12/1988
Age:
32
Hometown:
Terre Haute, IN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
Indiana
MLB Experience:
7