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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 1-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Mariners.
Phegley has been stellar in a part-time role for the A's, slashing .280/.333/.523 in 107 at-bats. He's also been an asset throwing out potential base robbers. Jul 3 - 12:50 AM

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Josh Phegley doubled in a pair of runs and smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Phegley let a run score on a passed ball in the game, but he certainly made up for it with his bat. The A's have received incredible production at the plate from their catchers this season, as Stephen Vogt is going to be an All-Star and Phegley is hitting .297/.350/.538 with four homers as his backup.
Jun 23 - 11:38 PM

Josh Phegley swatted his third home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

His solo blast off Padres starter Ian Kennedy in the sixth inning was the A's lone run in the contest. He has seen an uptick in playing time in recent weeks with Stephen Vogt playing more first base while Ike Davis was sidelined, and has more than held his own, slashing .286/.337/.488 with three long balls and nine RBI in 84 at-bats.
Jun 18 - 6:18 PM

Josh Phegley went 1-for-4 with a two-run triple in Thursday afternoon's win over the Tigers.

Regular catcher Stephen Vogt was manning first base in the afternoon contest and backup catcher Phegley made the most of the starting opportunity by hitting his first career triple in the second inning. The two-run three-bagger off Tigers starter Shane Greene increased the score to 3-0 in a game the A's would eventually win 7-5. In 60 at-bats this season, Phegley's hitting a respectable .283/.333/.400.
Jun 4 - 4:27 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jesse Hahn
3Jesse Chavez
4Kendall Graveman
5Jarrod Parker
6Chris Bassitt
7Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Drew Pomeranz
3Fernando Rodriguez
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Pat Venditte