Phillies Power Rankings Roundup: Week 21

By The Guru
Monday, August 22, 2016

Season Trend

Below is a graph of where the Phillies have ranked over the course of the season.

And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Phillies this week:

ESPN

Phillies ranked 21st - "Sometimes they're lights-out, and at other times they get lit up. Although the Phillies' pitching staff is tied for the league lead in team shutouts, with 11, it ranks second-worst in the National League in doubles and home runs allowed."

Sports Illustrated

Phillies ranked 21st - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.

USA Today

Phillies ranked 21st - "Just five wins away from matching 2015 victory total."

Bleacher Report

Phillies ranked 23rd - "Following series losses to the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals last week, the Philadelphia Phillies drop into the bottom third of the rankings after entering the week with a solid 8-5 record in the month of August.

The Phillies were surprise contenders early on, and they've played some quality baseball all year, but this remains a rebuilding team more focused on developing its young talent than anything else.

Jake Thompson will be a big one to watch over the season's final weeks.

The right-hander has been hit hard so far with an 8.79 ERA and 1.605 WHIP, but he has a legitimate No. 2-starter ceiling and little left to prove in the minors.

He'll be pitching for a spot in the 2017 rotation down the stretch."

Reddit

Phillies ranked 21st - "Missin you, Chase."

Average ranking is 21.4 --> See where that puts the Phillies in our weekly Power Rankings!

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