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Phil Gosselin | Second Baseman | #15

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (0) / ATL
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Phil Gosselin had himself a day against the A's on Wednesday, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and five RBI.
Gosselin's biggest hit of the contest came in the fifth inning. In that frame, he stepped up with the bases loaded and cleared them with a three-run triple. He would tack on a two-run double an inning later. Between the Braves and Diamondbacks last season, the 27-year-old second baseman slashed .311/.373/.500 with three homers and 15 RBI across 106 at-bats. He should see his fair share of playing time in 2016, though Jean Segura, Nick Ahmed and Chris Owings also figure to draw at-bats in the logjam at second base. Mar 30 - 6:51 PM

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Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Wednesday that Phil Gosselin is in the running for the club's starting second base job.

But it's a crowded race, with Jean Segura, Nick Ahmed, and Chris Owings all expected to draw starts at the position this spring in Cactus League play. Gosselin impressed Hale last year after being acquired from the Braves in the Bronson Arroyo trade, slashing .303/.382/.545 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 24 games. His minor league numbers suggest he was playing way over his head. A utility role is more fitting.
Mar 2 - 7:33 PM

Phil Gosselin went 2-for-4 and clubbed a three-run homer Monday versus the Giants.

Gosselin has started five games since his Aug. 31 addition to the Diamondbacks roster and gone 7-for-23 with two homers, two doubles and eight RBI. He'll continue to steal time away from Chris Owings and Jake Lamb this month.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Phil Gosselin doubled in a run and launched a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Gosselin was hitless in his Diamondbacks debut Monday, but he made up for it and then some with a big showing in his second game with the Snakes. His blast off Miguel Castro in the seventh inning went an estimated 441 feet. It looks like Gosselin could get a decent look at second base this month, making him worth a look in NL-only formats.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 07:25:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated INF Phil Gosselin from the 60-day disabled list.

Gosselin will be making his Diamondbacks debut after being acquired from the Braves in June. He had surgery on his left thumb back in May.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 04:49:00 PM

Phil Gosselin (thumb) will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

Gosselin had surgery on his left thumb back in May but is finally ready to return after completing a rehab assignment. He'll be making his Diamondbacks debut after being acquired from the Braves in June.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 08:48:00 AM

Diamondbacks transferred INF Phil Gosselin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for starter Zack Godley, who will make his major league debut on Thursday against the Brewers. Gosselin underwent surgery in mid-May to repair an avulsion fracture in his left thumb and remains sidelined indefinitely. He was acquired from the Braves in last month's Bronson Arroyo trade.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 02:58:00 PM

Diamondbacks acquired INF Phil Gosselin from the Braves for RHPs Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint.

Gosselin underwent surgery in mid-May for an avulsion fracture in his left thumb and still has about a month of rehab left. The 26-year-old utility infielder owns a .281/.321/.345 career batting line in 70 games at the major league level and might not have a spot on the Diamondbacks' active roster when his health returns. This trade was all about dumping Bronson Arroyo's salary.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 12:05:00 AM

Braves placed INF Phil Gosselin on the 15-day disabled list with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb.

He'll undergo surgery on Wednesday and be sidelined 6-8 weeks. Adonis Garcia has taken Gosselin's spot on the roster.
Mon, May 18, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Phil Gosselin will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Rays.

Gosselin suffered a left thumb sprain when he landed awkwardly while trying to field a grounder in Sunday's series finale at Marlins Park. The exact severity of the injury is unknown. An update is expected Monday night. Pedro Ciriaco and Alberto Callaspo will hold down the hot corner for Atlanta until Chris Johnson (hand) returns.
Mon, May 18, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Phil Gosselin departed Sunday's game against the Marlins with a left thumb sprain.

Gosselin landed awkwardly while attempting to field a grounder. The Braves might provide more on his status after the game.
Sun, May 17, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Phil Gosselin had a go-ahead two-run single in a 5-3 win over the Mets on Friday night.

It was Gosselin's lone hit in five at-bats Friday, but he delivered at the right time with a bases-loaded single off Rafael Montero with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. He also stole a base in the frame. While Gosselin made the start at second base Friday, Jace Peterson appears to be the preferred option at the position. Gosselin is not going to be fantasy relevant on the bench.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 12:29:00 AM

Phil Gosselin went 0-for-4 while seeing time in left field, at third base and at first base in Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Gosselin is known as a second baseman, but he's spent most of the spring playing third, short and the outfield as he attempts to make the Braves as a utilityman. He's hitting .216 with no extra-base hits in 37 at-bats, so that's not helping.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Phil Gosselin went 3-for-4 and scored a run in Wednesday's victory against the Nationals.

Gosselin was the only Brave to register multiple hits on the evening. He has multiple hits in three out of his last four ballgames, in fact, and is slashing a respectable .309/.343/.381 in 103 plate appearances this season -- certainly an upgrade over Dan Uggla.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 09:55:00 PM

Phil Gosselin went 3-for-4 as the Braves defeated the Marlins on Sunday.

Gosselin has been a tremendous bright spot in the Braves lineup in his limited action, slashing .333/.357/.407 with a homer and two RBI. He's certainly worth utilizing in NL-only formats.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
3Michael Freeman
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Patrick Corbin
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Robbie Ray
5Archie Bradley
6Zack Godley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tyler Clippard
2Daniel Hudson
3Randall Delgado
4Josh Collmenter
5Jake Barrett
6Silvino Bracho
7Andrew Chafin
8Enrique Burgos
9Dominic Leone
10Zac Curtis