Haseley should see plenty of action this season but is unlikely to serve as the Phillies' everyday center fielder, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Haseley is in a battle for playing time with Roman Quinn. Neither player was named the winner of that battle before spring training was paused back in March, and neither is likely to be considered the winner once play resumes. If the Phillies play the matchups, though, expect Haseley to start quite frequently, as he hits left-handed and is likely to get the nod against most right-handers.
Haseley is expected to be given the chance to prove he's worthy of an everyday role during a potential 2020 campaign, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The 2017 eighth overall pick made the jump to the majors last season despite playing just 18 games at the Triple-A level and held his own, posting a .266/.324/.396 slash line in 67 games -- passable marks for a player whose outfield defense graded out well by both DRS and UZR. A repeat of those numbers might not be enough to keep Haseley from losing time to speedy fourth outfielder Roman Quinn, but he could get the chance at the start of the season to prove he can ascend to another level at the plate.
Haseley (concussion) will start in center field and bat leadoff in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves.
Haseley will check back into the lineup for the first time in six days after clearing the concussion protocol. Given the brevity of his absence, Haseley should have plenty of time to pick up competitive at-bats and get himself ready for Opening Day. The 23-year-old is projected to begin the season in an everyday role while Andrew McCutchen (knee) remains on the injured list.
The Phillies placed Haseley in the concussion protocol Tuesday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Haseley was initially only revealed to have suffered a cut on his forehead when he exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays after going face-first into the outfield while attempting to make a diving catch. Evidently, Haseley's follow-up tests determined that he had gotten concussed on the play, so he'll likely remain out of the spring lineup for at least a few days.
Haseley left Tuesday's game against Toronto after injuring his face while diving for a ball in the outfield, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The nature and severity of Haseley's injury are not yet known. The 23-year-old lines up as the Phillies' Opening Day center fielder, though a significant absence this spring could change that.
General manager Matt Klentak said Wednesday that he expects Haseley to be the team's regular center fielder in 2020, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Roman Quinn was also mentioned as a possibility, though Quinn has missed a ton of time due to injury and struggled in his limited opportunities in 2019. Haseley also mostly struggled in his debut season, striking out in a quarter of his plate appearances and posting just a .531 OPS without the platoon edge. However, Haseley was a slight plus defensively, showed improvement in September, and his numbers at the upper levels of the minors suggest he has a better handle of the strike zone than he showed last season. Odubel Herrera was not mentioned by Klentak and does not seem to be in the Phillies' plans.
Haseley isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves.
Haseley went 0-for-2 at the dish in Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox, though he did reach base twice on a pair of walks. Scott Kingery draws the start in center field and will hit fifth Tuesday.
Haseley went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, a pair of walks and another run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Haseley gave the Phillies the lead with a 402-foot, two-run homer in the second inning off Julio Teheran. He also walked and scored again in the eighth. Through 52 games this season, the 23-year-old outfielder has tallied five home runs and four stolen bases while batting .268/.330/.421.
Haseley is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Braves.
He heads to the bench with lefty Dallas Keuchel starting for Atlanta. Sean Rodriguez gets the start at third base while Scott Kingery shifts to center field.
Haseley is not starting Tuesday against the Braves.
Haseley sits for just the third time in the last 20 games. His .271/.338/.390 slash line over that stretch is decent and has been enough to make him a near-everyday player when combined with some strong outfield defense. Scott Kingery starts in center field in his absence.
Haseley is not in Friday's lineup against the Mets.
He will head to the bench with lefty Steven Matz toeing the rubber for the Mets. Scott Kingery gets the start in center field while Maikel Franco starts at the hot corner.
Haseley is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Haseley will head to the bench Saturday with left-hander Steven Matz starting for the Mets. In his place, Scott Kingery is manning center field while Sean Rodriguez is starting at third base.
Haseley went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 12-3 win over the Pirates.
Haseley has driven in a pair of runs in back-to-back games, but his standing as the Phillies' regular No. 8 hitter probably makes it unwise to bank on the rookie seeing consistent run-producing opportunities. He nonetheless appears to be locked into an everyday role until Jay Bruce (arm) is ready to come off the 10-day injured list.
Haseley is not in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.
He sits with lefty Joey Lucchesi on the hill for the Padres. Scott Kingery will start in center field while Sean Rodriguez gets the start at third base, hitting eighth.
Haseley is not in the lineup Friday against the Padres.
Haseley retreats to the bench for the third time in five games for the series opener against the Padres. Roman Quinn is starting in center field, leading off.
Haseley is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Haseley will take a seat Tuesday against left-hander Jose Quintana. Roman Quinn will start in center field, batting eighth.
Haseley is not in Sunday's lineup against the Giants.
He takes a seat with lefty Conner Menez starting for the Giants. Roman Quinn will start in center field and hit ninth.
Haseley was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and will start Friday's game against the Giants in center field, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Haseley was demoted to Triple-A on Thursday, but since he's replacing an injured Jay Bruce (arm), he'll be allowed to rejoin the big-league squad for Friday's matchup. Haseley is slashing .274/.315/.452 with three homers and 12 RBI over 24 games with the Phillies this season.
Haseley was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday.
Jay Bruce (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list, so with the Phillies' outfield finally getting healthy, the rookie will head back to Triple-A, possibly until rosters expand in September. Haseley hit .274/.315/.452 with three home runs and an 18:3 K:BB in 24 games with the big club.
Haseley went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.
The Phillies' acquisition of Corey Dickerson from the Pirates last week looked like the death knell for Haseley's time as an everyday player, but the rookie has kept himself in the mix for starts with consecutive multi-hit performances. With Scott Kingery having since moved over to third base to replace the demoted Maikel Franco, Roman Quinn now represents Haseley's primary competition for regular starts in the Philadelphia outfield.
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