UPDATES & NEWS
Ian Desmond went 2-for-6 with a solo home run against the Braves on Friday.
Although Desmond is not hitting for good average this season (.237 BA), he has been a major contributor in the power categories, now sitting with 14 home runs and 45 RBI through his first 274 at-bats while adding in five stolen bases. His increased strikeout rate is something fantasy owners will want to continue to monitor (30.1 percent K Rate), but in all he is one of the better players to roster at his position moving forward. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Odubel Herrera will bat leadoff for the Phillies on Sunday.
The Phillies like his bat, which is why they made him a Rule 5 pick from Texas. He figures to play all three outfield positions as well as second base this spring. He will likely be a bench player out of camp if he can hit this spring. He did show some power development in the Venezuelan Winter League, but it remains to be seen if that is something that moves forward for him or not. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson