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Phil Gosselin | Second Baseman | #17

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Phil Gosselin hit a grand slam off Zach Stewart to lead the Pirates to a 6-5 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
It was Gosselin's first spring homer, but he's batting .394 with a .970 OPS. He played left field today, while Adam Frazier was at second. It'll be interesting to see which one of those two emerges as Josh Harrison's primary backup, since Harrison would seem to be a lot more vulnerable to losing playing time than any of the outfielders. Mar 15 - 4:11 PM

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Starting at shortstop, Phil Gosselin went 3-for-3 against the Orioles on Friday.

Gosselin hasn't played shortstop in a regular-season game since 2014, but the Pirates want to see if he's up for it. He figures to make their squad as a bench player, but fantasy value will only come if Josh Harrison is traded.
Mar 3 - 5:06 PM

Pirates acquired INF Phil Gosselin from the Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Frank Duncan.

Gosselin had been designated for assignment. A career .283/.331/.385 hitter over parts of four seasons in the big leagues, Gosselin offers defensive versatility and will compete for a bench spot in Pittsburgh.
Feb 10 - 12:46 PM

Diamondbacks designated INF Phil Gosselin for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for infielder Daniel Descalso, who was signed to a one-year, $1.35 million free agent contract on Tuesday. Gosselin, 28, batted just .277/.324/.368 with two home runs and three stolen bases in 122 games last season for the Diamondbacks. He is not a fantasy-relevant player.
Feb 7 - 6:01 PM

Phil Gosselin hit a pinch-hit walkoff RBI single Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 3-2 defeat of the Padres.

Tuffy Gosewich cranked a two-out double off Brad Hand and Gosselin promptly drove Gosewich in as the Diamondbacks closed out the 2016 season with a sweep of San Diego. Gosselin finishes with a .277/.324/.368 batting line and 13 RBI in 122 games played.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 06:26:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 06:51:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 07:33:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Phil Gosselin
4Gift Ngoepe
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Antonio Bastardo
6Trevor Williams
7Wade LeBlanc
8Johnny Barbato