Hoskins hit a decent .241/.371/.483 in 12 Grapefruit League games before play was suspended, but he also struck out at a 40 percent clip.
The slugger owns a career 23.4 percent strikeout rate in 363 big-league games, a perfectly respectable mark for a power hitter, so it's possible his spring struggles in that area were nothing more than a small-sample blip. Either way, Hoskins faces some questions about his value this season, as his slugging percentage dropped from .496 to .454 last year despite league-wide power increasing. His expected slugging percentage according to Statcast came to just .426, suggesting that even his mediocre showing was an overachievement.
Hoskins won't start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk in the afternoon contest. The Phillies' loss in that game eliminated them from playoff contention, so Hoskins will sit in favor of Logan Morrison for the nightcap.
Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Tuesday against the Braves.
Hoskins took Dallas Keuchel deep in the fourth inning for his 29th home run of the season. While he's still hitting just .239, Hoskins is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak. Hoskins has chipped in 83 runs and 83 RBI across 148 contests this season.
Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in a 7-1 victory against the Reds on Monday.
The 26-year-old started breaking out of his slump last week, and now he's going deep again. Hoskins only had two homers in all of August, so it's a great sign he's already matched that by Sept. 2. He needs a few more long balls to record his second straight 30-homer season. Hoskins is batting .241 with 27 home runs, 78 RBI, 76 runs and a stolen base in 477 at-bats this season.
Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a triple, double, walk, RBI and two runs Wednesday in the Phillies' 12-3 win over the Pirates.
Hoskins is batting just .174 with five home runs since the All-Star break, but his performance Wednesday inspires some optimism about his prospects heading into the final month of the season. Per the Associated Press, Hoskins said that he estimated he swung at "80 percent" effort Wednesday in an attempt to gain better control of the barrel of his bat, and for at least one night, the change in approach paid dividends. Hoskins will look to carry over that success into the weekend series with the Mets, when he'll be scheduled to face a trio of tough starting pitchers in Zack Wheeler, Steven Matz and Marcus Stroman.
Hoskins went 0-for-3 with three walks and two runs Saturday in the Phillies' 9-3 win over the Marlins.
Hoskins has now drawn multiple walks in four consecutive games and has come around to score seven times over that stretch. While Hoskins' patient approach at the plate lately has helped the Phillies from a real-life standpoint, he hasn't been nearly as useful of an asset in traditional 5x5 fantasy leagues. Hoskins is batting a lowly .116 in August with one home run and three RBI in 21 games.
Hoskins (hand) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Hoskins was hit by a pitch on his right hand Thursday, but X-rays were negative and he is ready to return to action after missing just one start. The 26-year-old will slot in atop the order against right-hander Dinelson Lamet, and it looks like the leadoff spot will be his regular batting-order position for now with Bryce Harper moving down to the two hole.
Hoskins (hand) is not in Friday's lineup against the Padres.
Hoskins was hit by a pitch on his right hand Thursday against the Cubs and ultimately remained in the game, but he'll apparently need at least one day on the bench after receiving X-rays following Thursday's game. Logan Morrison will handle the duties at first base, batting sixth.
Hoskins was sent for X-rays on his right hand following Thursday's game against the Cubs, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Hoskins was struck by a pitch on his hand during Thursday's matchup, though he managed to remain in the game. He was optimistic about his chances of playing Friday, though the team has yet to announce his test results.
Hoskins is starting at first base and leading off Wednesday against the Cubs, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Hoskins, who is hitting just .114 with a .518 OPS in 12 games this month, will jump to the top of the order for the first time in his big-league career as manager Gabe Kapler looks to get him going at the dish. J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper will follow the 26-year-old in the lineup Wednesday.
Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Braves.
Hoskins tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the seventh inning, clubbing a two-run homer to extend his team's lead to four. The 26-year-old has now hit safely in five of his last six contests, registering three extra-base hits and five RBI during that stretch. He's now slashing .260/.397/.520 with 22 home runs and 66 RBI over 104 games this season.
Hoskins went 2-for-5 with two walks and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Tigers in 15 innings.
Hoskins turned in his second game-winning hit in as many days, with his base knock in the top of the 15th allowing Scott Kingery to score the go-ahead run. With only two long balls thus far in July, Hoskins hasn't quite lived up to expectations in the power department, but he's been a premium asset in leagues that count on-base percentage as a category. He's posted a 16:15 BB:K in 17 games this month, aiding him to a .434 OBP.
Hoskins went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs Saturday in the Phillies' 4-3 loss to the Nationals.
After reaching base three times, Hoskins now carries a .404 OBP into Sunday's series finale, when he'll again be occupying the cleanup spot for the Phillies, per Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic. Though the Phillies are just 3-5 through the first eight games of July, Hoskins hasn't been at fault for the team's struggles. Over that stretch, he's mashed six doubles and a home run to go with a 10:7 BB:K.
Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 9-6 loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
The 26-year-old only has one multi-hit contest in his last 16 games, but he does have five homers during that stretch. Behind 19 homers and 61 walks, Hoskins has a healthy .928 OPS. He is also batting .265 with 37 extra-base hits, 54 RBI, 43 runs and one steal in 291 at-bats this year.
Hoskins went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Hoskins registered a pair of extra-base hits, but he was unable to help his team to victory Friday evening in a low-scoring affair. After going 0-for-8 over his last two contests, Hoskins appeared to be seeing the ball well at the plate in the series opener.
Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a walk, a homer and a pair of RBI in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Hoskins hadn't homered in his previous 13 games, posting an unimpressive .661 OPS over that stretch. He launched his 14th homer of the season in the ninth inning off of Greg Holland, but it was only enough to bring the Phillies within six. The first baseman has been known to hit his homers in bunches, so don't be surprised if he hits another bomb or two in the next few games.
Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and a walk in a 7-2 victory over the Brewers on Saturday.
The 26-year-old waited 15 games between homers No. 11 and 12, which he hit Friday night, but he didn't have to wait long at all for his 13th blast of the season. Hoskins is 5-for-8 with two home runs and three RBI in the weekend series against the Brewers. Hoskins also has at least one RBI in four straight games. He is hitting .270 with 24 extra-base hits, 41 RBI, 31 runs and one steal in 185 at-bats this season.
Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 6-4 win over the Brewers.
His seventh-inning shot off Freddy Peralta capped the Phillies' rally from an early 4-2 deficit. The homer was Hoskins' first since May 7 and his 12th of the year, and the 26-year-old is slashing .260/.390/.519 through 50 games with 39 RBI and 29 runs.
Hoskins went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and three runs scored Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Hoskins had already had a productive night by doubling and scoring two runs when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning. However, he capped off his performance by lifting his 11th home run of the season over the left-field fence to give the Phillies an 11-1 lead. Hoskins continues to swing a hot bat, pairing a .302/.425/.651 line with elite power and counting stat production in the early going.
Hoskins went 1-for-2 with a double, two RBI and two walks Sunday against the Nationals.
Hoskins tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the sixth inning on a double to left field, giving the Phillies a 7-1 lead, which stuck as the final score. He's now hit safely in eight straight contests, slugging three homers and driving in 11 runs over that stretch.
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