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Josh Phegley | Catcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Phegley went 0-for-4 as the Athletics were shut out by the Giants in Friday's exhibition game.
The hitless night dropped Phegley to .222 (12-for-54) with two homers and 11 RBI in Cactus League play. He will serve as the primary backup to A's catcher Stephen Vogt this season, but will hold little fantasy value outside of AL-only formats. Apr 4 - 1:37 AM

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Josh Phegley went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Reds.

Phegley took Aroldis Chapman out to center, padding the Athletics' lead to 7-0 at the time. The 27-year-old now has two homers and eight RBI on the spring. Phegley will be backing up Stephen Vogt behind the plate for the A's this season.
Mar 21 - 7:06 PM

Josh Phegley led the Athletics offensive attack in Friday's 7-2 Cactus League victory over the Diamondbacks, going 3-for-4 with three RBI.

Phegley also scored a pair of runs in the contest. The 27-year-old came to the A's as part of the Jeff Samardzija deal with the White Sox and is expected to serve as the primary backup to starting catcher Stephen Vogt. His power potential could be useful in deeper AL-only formats that require two catchers.
Mar 6 - 8:32 PM

Athletics acquired C Josh Phegley, RHP Chris Bassitt, 1B Rangel Ravelo, and INF Marcus Semien from the White Sox for RHP Jeff Samardzija and RHP Michael Ynoa.

The White Sox have a long depth chart at catcher, so they felt comfortable throwing Phegley into this deal. The 26-year-old has not performed well at the major league level, though it could be argued he was never given much of a shot in Chicago. Phegley did bat .274/.331/.530 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI in 107 games this past season at Triple-A.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:55:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 02:44:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 12:22:00 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.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 09:48:00 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.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 03:28:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
3Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
CF1Sam Fuld
2Billy Burns
3Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Jesse Chavez
6Jarrod Parker
7A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Edward Mujica
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Angel Castro
10Arnold Leon
11Taylor Thompson