Rhys Dean Hoskins (pronounced REES)… Married Jayme Bermudez (11/9/19)… 2011 graduate of Jesuit High School (CA), where he played baseball, football and basketball…Attended California State University, Sacramento… Named 2014 Western Athletic Conference player of the year during his junior season… Was honored with the first Champion of Spirit Award at the Greater Philadelphia Muscular Dystrophy Association Black-N-Blue Ball in 2019… Recipient of the Phillies Community Service Award and club nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award in 2018 and 2019… Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, reading and playing with his dog, Rookie (@thelifeofrookie on Instagram)… Signed by: Joey Davis.
Among all ML players, ranked 1st in pitches/PA (4.56) & pitches faced (3,218) and among all NL players was 1st in walks (116), T-5th in games (160) and 6th in times on base (256)...Was selected as the Phillies nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award for the second consecutive season...Had 116 walks; was just the 12th time in franchise history that a Phillie had more than 115 walks in a season... Was the youngest Phillie to ever finish a season with more than 115 walks...Became the first Phillie with a 25-HR/115-BB season since 2004 (Bobby Abreu)...With a .903 OPS, became one of only five players in franchise history to post a .900 OPS or higher through 1,000 career plate appearances, joining Chuck Klein (1.043), Ryan Howard (1.025), Dick Allen (.949) and Lefty O'Doul (.934)...Became the first player in franchise history with at least 60 HR and 145 walks through 1,000 career plate appearances...Made his second career Opening Day roster; slugged his first career grand slam (Luke Jackson) on 3/28 vs ATL (was also his first career Opening Day HR)...Was the first Phillie in franchise history to hit a grand slam on Opening Day at home...Hit his 60th career HR on 4/27 vs MIA in his 229th game; became the second-fastest Phillie ever to reach the 60-HR plateau behind Ryan Howard (209 G) and the fifth-fastest player in ML history, trailing only Aaron Judge (197 G), Gary Sanchez (201 G), Howard and Ryan Braun (212 G)...Had a career-high 4 hits on 5/7 at STL...Became the first Phillies player with 20 HR before the All-Star break since 2013 (Domonic Brown); was the 23rd time in franchise history a player did so... Was the first Phillie with at least 20 HR and 65 walks prior to the All-Star break since 2008 (Pat Burrell)...Had 59 RBI and 68 walks before the All-Star break; prior to him (2018-19), the last two Phillies players to record at least 50 RBI and 50 walks before the All-Star break in consecutive seasons were Jim Thome (2003-04) and Bobby Abreu (2003-06)...Hit his 75th career HR in his 308th game on 7/30 vs SF; became the third-fastest Phillie to hit 75 career HR, trailing only Ryan Howard (240 G) and Chuck Klein (278 G)...Batted leadoff for the first time in his career, 8/14 vs CHI...Was ejected on 8/31 vs NYM by home plate umpire Will Little (first career ejection).
Made his 1st Opening Day roster...Ranked 1st in the NL in pitches/PA (4.42), T-4th in GA RBI (29), 7th in walks (87) & XBH (72), T-7th in HR (34), T-8th in doubles (38) and 10th in RBI (96)...Was the Phillies nominee for the Hank Aaron Award and Roberto Clemente Award... His 34 HR were the most by a Phillie since 2009 (Ryan Howard - 45, Jayson Werth - 36 and Raúl Ibañez - 34)...18 of his 34 HR (52.9%) gave the Phillies a lead; was T-2nd in MLB with 18 go-ahead HR (most: OAK's Khris Davis, 21)... Had the most go-ahead homers by a Phillie in a season since 2009, when Ryan Howard had 18...Was the first Phillie to collect at least 95 RBI, 85 walks, 30 doubles and 30 home runs in a single season since 2004 (Bobby Abreu)...Was one of five players in MLB with at least 70 XBH and 85 BB (also: Alex Bregman, Jose Ramirez, Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt)...His 72 XBH were the most by a Phillie since 2010, when Jayson Werth had 75... His 11 HR in the 1st inning of games were the most by a Phillie since 2007 (Ryan Howard - 11)... Among all MLB left fielders, ranked 1st in HR (31), XBH (62) & walks (80), 3rd in runs (81), T-3rd in RBI (83), 4th in doubles (31) and 5th in TB (246)... Finished 3rd in the NL in HR (15) with two strikes, trailing only MIL's Jesus Aguilar (17) and COL's Nolan Arenado (16)... His .508 OBP was the highest by a Phillie in his first 15 games of a season since 2002 (Jeremy Giambi, .525 OBP in his first 15 G after being acquired from OAK in late May)...Was the first MLB player who has debuted since 1900 with at least 20 HR and 45 walks in his first 250 career PA...Reached 20 career HR in his 247th plate appearance, setting the franchise record for fewest career plate appearances to reach 20 homers...Walked in a career-best 6 straight games from 4/18-24...With his single in the 1st inning on 4/27 vs ATL, he reached base safely in 50 of his first 100 PA of the season...Became the first Phillie to post a .500 OBP or better through his first 100 PA of a season since 1989, when Von Hayes reached safely in 51 of his first 100 PA... His 24 BB were tied for the most by a Phillie by the end of April (since 1913) with Bobby Abreu's 24 BB before the end of April 2006...Was on the DL from 5/31 (retro to 5/30) to 6/8 with a fractured jaw...Homered in his first game back off the DL on 6/9 vs MIL...His 11 go-ahead home runs were the second-most by a Phillie before the end of June in a season since Ryan
Howard's 12 in his MVP season of 2006...Hit his 30th career HR, 6/27 vs NYY, in his 119th game, becoming the fastest Phillie ever to reach 30 career HR (next two fastest: Hall of Famer Chuck Klein in 132 games and Ryan Howard in 134 games)...On 7/3 vs BAL, collected his 100th and 101st career RBI in his 124th game; it marked the fewest games to start a career with the Phillies to reach 100 RBI (since 1920,
when RBI became an official stat), surpassing Chuck Klein (143 G, 1929)... Reached base safely in a career-high 21 consecutive games, 7/10-8/4, posting a .427 OBP in that span... His 20 go-ahead RBI prior to the All-Star break were the most by a Phillie since 2011 (Ryan Howard, 23)... Competed in the Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on 7/16; defeated MIL's Jesus Aguilar, 17-12, in the first round before falling in the semifinals to CHI's Kyle Schwarber, 21-20... Became the first player in HR Derby history to hit 20 HR in the semifinals and his 37 total HR were the second-most HR by a Phillie in Derby history, trailing only Bobby Abreu in 2005 (41)... Logged his third career multi-HR game, 7/26 at CIN; also had a career-high 3 XBH in that game...Drew his 100th career walk, 8/4 vs MIA, in his 151st career game, becoming the fastest Phillie to reach 100 career walks in the modern era (previous: Don Hurst, 170 games, 1928-29)...Tied his career high with 3 walks on 8/7 at ARI... On 9/9 at NYM, slugged his 30th HR of the season; at 25 years, 176 days old on that date, became the youngest Phillie to hit his 30th home run in a single season since 1998 (Scott Rolen, 23 years old)... On 9/19 vs NYM, slugged the 50th HR of his career, doing so in his 192nd career game; became the second-fastest Phillie to 50 HR (fastest: Ryan Howard, 182 games) and the
seventh-fastest in MLB history...Made 149 starts: 133 in LF, 12 at 1st base and 4 as the designated hitter...Homered in both games of a doubleheader twice; was the first Phillie to do that in one season since Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt in 1983...Among all MLB players in their first 100 career games at Citizens Bank Park, had the most RBI (86) and second-most HR (27), trailing only Ryan Howard (31)...His .938 OPS (648 PA) was the second-best mark among all Phillies through the first 150 games of a career (dating to 1900), trailing only Hall of Famer Chuck Klein (1.041 OPS)... Became the first Phillie to slug at least 10 home runs with two strikes in back-to-back seasons since 2009-10 (Jayson Werth, 16 and 13, respectively)...Following the season, was part of the MLB Japan All-Star Series (.167, 2 HR, 3 RBI in 5 games).
Finished 4th in NL Rookie of the Year voting despite not making his ML debut until 8/10... Among NL rookies, finished 5th in walks (37), 6th in HR (18) and 9th in RBI (48)... His combined 139 RBI between MLB and MiLB were the most among all professional players and he finished 3rd in HR (47) behind Giancarlo Stanton (59) and Aaron Judge (52)... Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Named Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month for April (.338 AVG, 5 2B, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 11 BB)... Led the International League in RBI (91), OPS (.966), OBP (.385) & SLG % (.581), ranked 2nd in runs (78) & XBH (57), 3rd in HR (29) & total bases (233) and 7th in AVG (.284) & walks (64)... Named the IL MVP and Rookie of the Year... Selected as an IL midseason and postseason All-Star, his third straight season with an All-Star selection (Eastern League in 2016, South Atlantic League in 2015)... Started at 1st base for Team USA in the All-Star Futures Game (1-2), 7/9 at Marlins Park... Set Lehigh Valley's single-season HR record... Reached base safely in 101 of 115 triple-A games (88%), including 23 straight games, 4/8-5/2... Had 4 multi-HR games with Lehigh Valley... Played LF in his fi nal 3 games with the IronPigs, the first such games of his pro career... Had his contract selected on 8/10 and made his ML debut that night vs NYM in a start in LF (0-2, BB)... At the time of his promotion, ranked 1st in the IL in HR (29), RBI (91), SLG % (.581), XBH (57), runs (78) & total bases (233), T-1st in walks (64), 2nd in games (115) and 4th in OBP (.385)... After making his ML debut on 8/10, led all NL rookies in HR (18), RBI (48), walks (35), OBP (.396), runs (37), SLG % (.618), XBH (25) and TB (105)... His 18 HR were the most by any player in MLB history who made his season debut 8/1 or later; previous record was held by Hall of Famer Ted Williams (13 in 1953)... Won the NL Rookie of the Month Award for August (.304, 2 2B, 11 HR, 25 RBI, 12 BB, .402 OBP, .747 SLG %, 1.149 OPS); led all MLB rookies in August in HR (11) and RBI (25)... His 11 HR in August were the most by a rookie in a calendar month in Phillies history... His 25 RBI in August were the most by a Phillies rookie in any month since 1971, when Willie Montanez had 29 RBI in June of that year... Became the 1st Phillie ever to reach 40 career RBI in 40 or fewer games and fi rst MLB player since 2001 (Albert Pujols in 36 G)... Collected his 1st ML hit (single off Chris Flexen) and RBI, 8/13 vs NYM... Hit his first two career HR, 8/14 at SD, becoming the first Phillie to hit his first two career HR in one game since 8/21/96 (Scott Rolen at LAD)... Became the 1st Phillie since 1913 with 4 HR in his first 10 career games and just the second MLB player to do so in 2017 (LAD's Cody Bellinger, 4)... Reached base safely in 19 straight games, 8/17-9/5 (.494 OBP, 25 H, 14 BB, HBP)... Recorded his first career OF assist, 8/17 at SF... Had a 13-game hitting streak, 8/19-31 (.367 AVG, 8 HR, 20 RBI), which tied for the longest among NL rookies... Tied a Phillies record by homering in 5 straight games, 8/23-27; became the 5th Phillie (only rookie) in club history to do it and first since 2008, when Chase Utley did it twice... Started a 7-4-3 triple play, 8/27 vs CHI, becoming the fi rst Phillies OF to do that since 10/2/64 at CIN (LF Alex Johnson to Bobby Wine to Tony Taylor to Vic Power)... Collected his 25th RBI in his 19th career game, 8/28 vs ATL, 2nd-fewest games needed to reach 25 RBI among players who made their ML debut since RBI became an official statistic in 1920, behind CHI's Mandy Brooks (17 G)... Clubbed his 18th career HR in his 34th game, 9/14 vs MIA, the fastest player to reach that many home runs in terms of games played in MLB history... Became the first Phillies rookie to ever have multiple 3-game HR streaks in a season, and he did so in his first 16 ML games... Made 50 ML starts: 29 in LF and 21 at 1st base... Walked twice on the last day of the season, his 50th career game, giving him the most walks (39) by a Phillies player in his first 50 career games since 1928 (Don Hurst, 41 BB); the last MLB player with at least 39 walks in his fi rst 50 career games was CLE's Carlos Santana, 2010-11 (also 39 BB)... Had 23 RBI in September, 2nd-most among all NL players... From 8/14 through the end of the season, among all MLB hitters, ranked 1st in pitches/PA (4.63) & pitches seen (907), T-1st in RBI (47), 2nd in HR (18), 3rd in walks (32), 4th in OPS (1.071), 5th in SLG % (.662) and T-5th in TB (104).
Spent the entire season with Reading (AA)... Won Eastern League Rookie of the Year... Received the Paul Owens Award (along with Dylan Cozens) as the best players in the Phillies minor league system... Selected as an EL midseason and postseason All-Star... Finished 2nd among all minor league players in HR (38), 3rd in RBI (116) & total bases (282) and was T-9th in XBH (65) & runs (95)... Led the EL in OPS (.943), was T-1st in SF (9), 2nd in HR, RBI, XBH, SLG % (.566), runs, total bases, walks (71) & games (135), T-4th in OBP (.377) and 5th in hits (140) & AB (498)... Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for June (.351, 13 HR, 33 RBI) and was twice named Minor League Player of the Week: 5/16-22 and 6/6-12... Selected as EL Player of the Month for June and Player of the Week, 6/6-12... Named a Baseball America Double-A All-Star and Minor League All-Star... Averaged 1 HR/13.11 AB... Had a 19-game hitting streak, 4/10-5/2 (.293, 22-75, 5 HR, 18 RBI)... Had 3 multi-HR games: 6/4, 7/5 and 8/4... Played for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League.
Led the Phillies minor league system in hits (159), 2B (36), HR (17), total bases (258), runs (86) and games (135), T-1st in RBI (90) and ranked 2nd in AVG (.319)... Began the season with Lakewood (A)... Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for May (.342, 23 RBI, 18 R, 11 XBH)... Selected as a South Atlantic League midseason All-Star... Batted .363 (33-91) with RISP before being promoted to Clearwater (A) on 6/25... Reached base safely in 57 of 67 games with Clearwater (.394 OBP)... Named Florida State League Player of the Week, 8/17-23.
Began his pro career with Williamsport (A)... T-4th in New York-Penn League in games (70) and T-6th in HR (9) and RBI (40)... Participated in Florida Instructional League.