Phillies: Rhys Hoskins Improves in The Show Players League

Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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With the help of Bryce Harper, Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins improved to 5-3 in the MLB The Show Players League on Tuesday.

The MLB The Show Players League, benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs, continues on, with actual games on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia Phillies representative, first baseman Rhys Hoskins, played his next four games Tuesday evening, after splitting his first four games.

Hoskins faced Luke Jackson of the Atlanta Braves, Ryne Stanek of the Miami Marlins, Ty Buttrey of the Los Angeles Angels, and Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers.

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Each of the 30 teams has a representative taking part in a 29-game regular season slate, followed by postseason series starting April 30 to determine the champion. Each regular season game lasts three innings, with extra innings as needed.

Following Tuesday’s games, Hoskins has recorded the seventh-most hits (35), although he only has exactly half as much as the leader, the Tampa Bay Rays’ Blake Snell (70). Hoskins’ 12 home runs, four coming from Bryce Harper, are the third-most in the Players League, only bested by Joey Gallo (24) and Snell (21).

Phillies hitting leaders:

  • Hits: Bryce Harper (7)
  • Runs: J.T. Realmuto (6)
  • Doubles: Andrew McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper (2)
  • Home Runs: Bryce Harper (4)
  • RBI: Bryce Harper (8)
  • Walks: Scott Kingery (3)

Hoskins will next play later this week; for now, he currently ranks sixth in the overall standings, with the second-best record (5-3) among National League East teams (Jeff McNeil, New York Mets, 6-2).

Click through to see how Hoskins fared in his Games 5-8 MLB The Show Players League games. Click HERE for a recap of Games 1-4.