Phil Gosselin

Phil Gosselin

34-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
 Free Agent  
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Phil Gosselin in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Braves in March of 2022. Waived by the Braves in July of 2022. Claimed off waivers by the Angels in July of 2022. Released by the Angels in August of 2022.
Parts ways with Halos
3BFree Agent  
September 6, 2022
The Angels released Gosselin on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Since Gosselin has more than three years of MLB service time, he was able to reject an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake upon clearing waivers last week and instead elected free agency. Gosselin will attempt to land a minor-league deal elsewhere during the final month of the season, though he could draw limited interest after slashing .149/.182/.176 in 77 plate appearances in the majors between stops with Atlanta and the Angels this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+33%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+43%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .668 256 26 4 25 2 .258 .324 .343
Since 2020vs Right .620 294 34 6 36 2 .232 .276 .344
2022vs Left .308 39 3 0 1 0 .154 .154 .154
2022vs Right .411 38 3 0 1 0 .143 .211 .200
2021vs Left .696 157 15 2 15 2 .275 .344 .352
2021vs Right .661 216 25 5 32 2 .251 .292 .369
2020vs Left .845 60 8 2 9 0 .288 .383 .462
2020vs Right .592 40 6 1 3 0 .211 .250 .342
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+53%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+46%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .671 280 29 5 36 2 .256 .314 .357
Since 2020Away .612 270 31 5 25 2 .231 .281 .331
2022Home .456 29 3 0 1 0 .214 .241 .214
2022Away .298 48 3 0 1 0 .109 .146 .152
2021Home .651 197 17 3 27 2 .247 .305 .346
2021Away .704 176 23 4 20 2 .276 .324 .380
2020Home .868 54 9 2 8 0 .313 .389 .479
2020Away .594 46 5 1 4 0 .190 .261 .333
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Stat Review
How does Phil Gosselin compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.08
 
BB Rate
2.6%
 
K Rate
31.2%
 
BABIP
.220
 
ISO
.027
 
AVG
.149
 
OBP
.182
 
SLG
.176
 
OPS
.357
 
wOBA
.164
 
Exit Velocity
86.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.0%
 
Barrels/PA
1.3%
 
Expected BA
.177
 
Expected SLG
.254
 
Sprint Speed
24.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
44.0%
 
Line Drive %
10.0%
 
Fly Ball %
46.0%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Phil Gosselin
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September 5, 2021
Erik Siegrist looks over an AL free-agent pool with slim pickings even after September callups, but turmoil in the Oakland bullpen could create save chances for an unlikely closer candidate.
MLB FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
September 2, 2021
Jason Shebilske analyzes the top waiver-wire options of the week, including Boston's Bobby Dalbec, who's been one of the hottest hitters in baseball recently.
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Targets
July 28, 2021
Kevin Payne looks over Wednesday's slate as Shohei Ohtani leads the charge for the Angels at home against the Rockies.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 30, 2021
Erik Siegrist looks over the available talent in the AL and notes that Alek Manoah more than lived up to the hype in his big-league debut.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Angels loss was Gosselin's gain in 2021, as he was able to utilize his defensive versatility and the lengthy absences of Anthony Rendon, Mike Trout and Justin Upton to log a career-high 373 plate appearances. In total, he earned over 20 starts at first base, third base and the outfield, and regularly hit third and fourth in the Angels depleted lineup. Despite all these positives, the story remained largely the same on Gosselin. He posted a .101 ISO and .297 wOBA. Though he graded out with 95th percentile sprint speed, he managed only four stolen bases on six attempts. His only truly notable skill was a relatively strong contact rate (21.7 K%), which helped him maintain a respectable - but empty - .261 average. Gosselin should have the chance to find a bench role with a team in 2022 - particularly if the National League adds a designated hitter - after being non-tendered by the Angels, but even with playing time Gosselin isn't likely to provide meaningful production in most league formats.
The suburban Philadelphia native won the hearts of Phillies fans with some timely hits early in his second season with the team, though his overall performances certainly weren't anything too special. His 94 wRC+, the product of a .250/.324/.402 slash line, was respectable enough and represented the second-highest mark of his eight-year career, though it wasn't enough to earn him an everyday role or to give him much fantasy value, especially as he homered just three times and didn't steal a single base. The late-career renaissance could keep Gosselin around in a bench role for a few more seasons, where his ability to fill in almost everywhere around the diamond certainly has value, but a team would likely be unhappy if they're stuck giving regular starts to a player who owns a career 81 wRC+.
Gosselin played all over the field for the Diamondbacks in a reserve role last season. His primary position was second base, where he played 35 games, but he also made 10 appearances at third, six at first and three in the outfield. His versatility as a backup is an asset to the Diamondbacks, but it doesn't matter much in fantasy if he's not playing close to every day. Gosselin logged 220 at-bats in 2016 and slashed .277/.324/.368. The 220 at-bats were more than double the 106 he received in 2015 with Atlanta and Arizona, so the uptick in opportunities was a pleasant surprise. However, following a trade to a Pirates organization that features a multitude of other options at each position he plays, Gosselin seems unlikely to match last season's playing time.
Gosselin was acquired from Atlanta in a June trade that sent veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo and pitching prospect Touki Toussaint to the Braves. He primarily played as a reserve infielder for the Diamondbacks, though he did make several appearances in the outfield. In his limited MLB experience over the past three seasons (261 total plate appearances), Gosselin has hit .288, so he has shown some promise at the plate. Playing time will be the key to his 2016 fantasy outlook. In a reserve role, Gosselin is of course limited, but if he is able to find his way into semi-regular playing time, Gosselin could be a decent option if he maintains his high average over more plate appearances. For now, he’s not really on the radar as a fantasy asset in most leagues.
Gosselin broke out at Triple-A Gwinnett last season, slashing .344/.379/.487 with five homers and six steals in 96 games, earning a promotion to the big club shortly after the All-Star break. He was used sparingly at first, but as he continued to hit in a limited role and Tommy La Stella continued to struggle, the decision was made to give Gosselin an audition in the starting role in September. While Gosselin failed to do much with the extending playing time, notching just three extra-base hits in the month, it looks like he may get an opportunity to start at second base to begin 2015, with La Stella since shipped to the Cubs. The 26-year-old Gosselin will likely prove little more than a placeholder for 20-year-old Jose Peraza, who's considered by many to be the long-term solution at second base for the Braves, and Gosselin's lack of a track record at the major league level will put him outside of fantasy consideration outside the deepest of leagues come draft day.
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Removed from 40-man roster
3BLos Angeles Angels  
August 25, 2022
Gosselin was designated for assignment by the Angels on Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Remains on bench
3BLos Angeles Angels  
August 13, 2022
Gosselin will sit Saturday against the Twins, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
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Takes seat Friday
3BLos Angeles Angels  
August 12, 2022
Gosselin isn't starting Friday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Loses hold of everyday role
3BLos Angeles Angels  
August 4, 2022
Gosselin is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Not in Wednesday's lineup
3BLos Angeles Angels  
August 3, 2022
Gosselin is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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