Jerad Eickhoff Out For 6-8 Weeks With Lat Injury

It has been less than a week since the Phillies made a major rotation upgrade, and already there are chinks in the solidified pitching staff. Eickhoff out 6 to 8 weeks w lat strain. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) March 16, 2018 This is a bigger blow for long term implications that it is for theContinue reading… Jerad Eickhoff Out For 6-8 Weeks With Lat Injury Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed:…

March 16, 2018

2017 Phillies Report Card: Jerad Eickhoff

October 4, 2017

Since his strong rookie season, Jerad Eickhoff’s stats are basically all trending down. His share of “automatic outs”, or strikeouts plus infield fly balls, has gone from 36.6% in 2015 to 33.3% in 2016 to 28.1% in 2017. It shouldn’t surprise you to know that his BABIP has increased every year as well. His walk rate is up, his swinging strike rate is down. There’s no other way to slice…


Jerad Eickhoff Update: Going One-for-Two

April 19, 2017

In my season preview for Jerad Eickhoff, I suggested that there were two things us amateur baseball analysts should watch for from him this season. From that piece: So, for Eickhoff, there are two things I’ll be watching for this season, especially early. One, will he start using his changeup more (and consequently, will it continue to get rocked)? He’s already shown the ability to be a solid middle-of-the-rotation pitcher,…


2016 Phillies Report Card: Jerad Eickhoff

I’m going to begin this report card of Phillies’ young right-hander Jerad Eickhoff with an instance of the semi-popular Baseball Twitter game, “Guess The Statlines”. This is more rhetorical than a genuine attempt to stump readers, because your first guess at each of the below statlines will likely be correct. Player A: 284.1 IP / 79 ERA- / 92 FIP- / 15.0 K-BB % / 48.7 GB % / 4.3 fWAR Player B: 248.1…

November 15, 2016

In June, Eickhoff Increasing Slider Usage and Effectiveness

Much has been made of the importance of furnishing Jerad Eickhoff’s arsenal with an offering that complements his existing fastball-curveball combination. After Eickhoff’s initial success in April that featured his curveball nearly every third pitch (4-for-48, .098 batting average and .244 slugging), hitters began to lay off his deuce and do damage against his fastballs. Only 26 at-bats in May ended in a curve. With a heater and a hook…

June 22, 2016

Exploiting Bottom of the Zone Amplifies Phils’ Dominant Curveballs

Last week I explored the Phillies’ pitching staff’s ability to make hitters chase pitches while keeping swing rates down on balls in the zone. The numbers are staggering, but how exactly are they doing it? The answer: their most potent weapon, the curveball, plays incredibly well off their location-based, non-overpowering fastballs. Exploiting the bottom-most edge of the strike zone makes a lot of sense given the current make-up of the…

June 8, 2016

Phillies Host Cubs: Series Preview

The Phillies welcome the Chicago Cubs into Citizens Bank Park for a 4-game weekend series, which was set to begin on Thursday night. I know this for two reasons. First, I know this because it’s on the official schedule. But I also have first-hand knowledge as well. You see, my wife and I were sitting […] Phillies Host Cubs: Series Preview Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: Powered by WPeMatico

September 11, 2015

Bad Bosox Sweep Worse Phillies

The Boston Red Sox are bad, but this weekend they welcomed the Philadelphia Phillies to town. The Phillies are worse, and that played out at Fenway Park as the host Bosox swept the 3-game series, wrapping it up with a 6-2 win on Sunday afternoon. Despite the sweep, the Red Sox remain in last place […] Bad Bosox Sweep Worse Phillies Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: Powered by WPeMatico

September 6, 2015

Series Preview: Phillies at Red Sox

The final Interleague series of the season for the Phillies (53-81) is taking place this weekend, as the Fightins travel north to historic Fenway Park in Boston for a 3-game set with the disappointing Red Sox (61-72) in a matchup of eastern last place teams. Unlike the Phils, who most picked for the NL East […] Series Preview: Phillies at Red Sox Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: Powered by…

September 4, 2015

Phillies Colon-ized by Mets

42-year old Bartolo Colon may not be in the running for the NL Cy Young Award in 2015. But the innings that he has eaten up for the NL East-leading New York Mets have been invaluable. On Monday night at Citi Field, Colon was sensational, shutting out the Phillies over 8 innings, pacing the home […] Phillies Colon-ized by Mets Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: Powered by WPeMatico

September 1, 2015