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Josh Phegley | Catcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox recalled C Josh Phegley from Triple-A Charlotte.
Phegley will serve as a third catcher for the White Sox in September. He's not a fantasy option. Sep 2 - 2:44 PM

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White Sox optioned C Josh Phegley, RHP Andre Rienzo and LHP Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Charlotte; reassigned INFs Andy Wilkins and RHPs Chris Beck and Cody Winiarski to minor league camp.

Tyler Flowers will be Chicago's Opening Day catcher, and Rule 5 pick Adrian Nieto, barring something unforeseen, appears ticketed for backup duty. If so, Nieto will make history and become the first catcher since Butch Wynegar in 1976 (and second overall) to leap from Class-A to the bigs. Rienzo and Surkamp will both be back with the Sox at some point in 2014.
Mar 19 - 12:22 PM

Josh Phegley belted his second homer of the Cactus League season as the White Sox and Indians played to a 2-2 draw on Friday.

He finished the afternoon 2-for-3, raising his spring average to .278 (5-for-18). He currently sits behind Tyler Flowers on the White Sox depth chart behind the plate, but can certainly flip that with an impressive showing this spring.
Mar 14 - 9:48 PM

Josh Phegley (flu) was scratched from Saturday's scheduled game against the Indians.

Saturday's contest ended up getting rained out, but Phegley didn't do any work on the side and is likely to be held out of Sunday's game as well. He's competing this spring with Tyler Flowers for the team's starting gig behind the dish.
Mar 1 - 3:28 PM

Josh Phegley (hand) went 0-for-3 with a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday against the Braves.

Phegley had a minor injury to his right index finger in the final game before the All-Star break, but was able to return without missing any time. He's batting .226 with three home runs and nine RBI in his first nine games since being called up by the White Sox.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Josh Phegley (hand) is in Friday's lineup.

Phegley left Sunday's game after taking a foul tip off his right index finger, but didn't miss any time and was able to return after the All-Star break. He's batting .241 (7-for 29) with three home runs in his first eight games with the White Sox.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 05:27:00 PM

X-rays to Josh Phegley's right hand were negative.

Phegley left Sunday's game after taking a foul tip off his right index finger, but the injury doesn't appear to be a major concern. He doesn't expect to miss any time and should return to the starting lineup following the All-Star break.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Josh Phegley left Sunday's game with a right hand injury.

Phegley took a foul tip off his right hand and was immediately removed from the game. He finished 2-for-4 with a double before exiting.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Josh Phegley delivered a go-ahead grand slam in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Tigers.

The White Sox were trailing 3-1 before Phegley took Anibal Sanchez deep to left field in the in the top of the sixth inning. The 25-year-old is the first White Sox player with three home runs in his first five career games since Magglio Ordonez in 1997. We expect him to get most of the playing time behind the plate over Tyler Flowers moving forward, so he's worth a look in deeper mixed leagues.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Josh Phegley homered in a second straight game Monday against the Cubs.

We bet you didn't know Yasiel Puig translates into Josh Phegley in English. With two homers and four RBI in three major league games, Phegley has quickly leapfrogged Tyler Flowers in the White Sox's plans. He won't play every day, but he should get as much time as he can handle while he's hot.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 12:57:00 AM

Josh Phegley had a memorable MLB debut, driving home a pair of runs in Friday's loss to the Rays.

Phegley got the White Sox on the board with an RBI single in the fifth inning, then added a sacrifice fly in the ninth, finishing the night 1-for-3. He’ll have to compete with Tyler Flowers for regular at-bats, but if he can win the starting job outright, there is plenty of offensive potential in his bat. He could make for a very interesting addition in two catcher formats.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Josh Phegley is batting eighth for the White Sox Friday in his major league debut.

The word is that Phegley will compete with Tyler Flowers for playing time, but he should get a good chance early on to see if he can run away with the job. The former sandwich round pick was batting .316/.368/.597 with 15 homers and 41 RBI at Triple-A before his recall Friday.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 03:22:00 PM

White Sox recalled C Josh Phegley from Triple-A Charlotte.

Phegley has had a breakout season at the plate at Charlotte, batting .316/.368/.597 with 15 homers and 41 RBI. He's expected to compete for playing time with Tyler Flowers and could wind up earning the regular gig behind the plate. Phegley is worth owning in deeper mixed formats.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that the White Sox will call up Josh Phegley prior to Friday's game in Tampa.

A former sandwich round pick, Phegley has been an offensive force at Triple-A Charlotte this season, batting .316/.368/.597 with 15 homers and 41 RBI. Hayes says that he will compete for playing time with Tyler Flowers, and with Flowers batting only .208 with eight homers and 22 RBI, there's a good chance Phegley will see plenty of playing time. He's certainly worth considering in two-catcher leagues.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 07:24:00 PM

Josh Phegley is batting .333/.400/.651 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI through 34 games at Triple-A Charlotte.

Phegley is having a breakout year offensively and currently leads the International League with a .651 slugging-percentage. The White Sox would ideally wait until mid-June to promote Phegley to avoid Super Two status, but they might not be able to resist calling him up for much longer with Tyler Flowers and Hector Gimenez struggling.
Thu, May 23, 2013 01:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
3Josh Phegley
4Kevan Smith
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Jose Abreu
3Rangel Ravelo
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Marcus Semien
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Dayan Viciedo
2John Danks
3J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Michael Taylor
DH1Andy Wilkins
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Hector Noesi
5Scott Carroll
6Francellis Montas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake Petricka
2Zach Putnam
3Zach Duke
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Nate Jones
7Maikel Cleto
8Scott Snodgress
9Eric Surkamp
10Chris Bassitt
11Onelki Garcia