Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
4 days ago

Hellickson "has the best chance" to be the Phillies Opening Day starter according to manager Pete Mackanin, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mackanin added that the decision wasn't set in stone since "anything can happen in the spring," but given the fact that Hellickson garnered the Opening Day start last season and the fact that he's one of the most experienced members of Philadelphia's rotation certainly helps his cause. The 29-year-old posted a 3.71 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP with the Phillies last season, and will look to build upon that against the Reds on the season's first day if he ultimately does get the nod.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
3 months ago

Hellickson accepted the Phillies' qualifying offer Monday, meaning he will return to the team on a one-year, $17.2 million contract, Today's Knuckleball's Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

The draft pick that would have been attached to him in free agency would have no doubt hurt his value, but this still comes as a bit of a surprise, as most thought he could receive a three or four year deal as one of the top starting pitchers in a weak free agent class. The belief is that Hellickson won't face this same dilemma next winter, as the qualifying offer system is expected to be nixed by next year and he is expected to be traded this summer, which would also make him ineligible for a qualifying offer. Hellickson is a No. 4 starter in real life terms. He can be expected to offer an ERA around 4.00 with a WHIP around 1.25 while striking out around 150 batters in 2017.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
4 months ago

The Phillies have extended a qualifying offer to Hellickson, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hellickson has seven days to accept or reject the qualifying offer of $17.2 million for the 2017 season. He is expected to reject it to look for a multi-year deal in a weak free agent market for starting pitchers. The Phillies will receive a compensation pick in the 2017 draft if Hellickson rejects the offer and signs with another club.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
4 months ago

Hellickson became a free agent Thursday, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hellickson is expected to get a $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Phillies by Monday's deadline. He is likely to decline that offer in order to pursue a long-term deal in a thin pitching market this offseason. He was 12-10 with a 3.71 ERA and a 154:45 K:BB in 189 innings this past season.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
5 months ago

Hellickson left Thursday's game against the Braves in the fourth inning after spraining his right knee, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hellickson had given up one hit to go along with four strike outs before his exit. He knee immediately something wrong following his last pitch and called for a trainer. It was the veteran's final start of the season, so he is fortunate to have avoided a more serious knee injury.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
5 months ago

Hellickson exited Thursday's matchup against the Braves in the fourth inning due to an undisclosed injury, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hellickson left the game after pitching 3.1 innings. He had only given up one hit to go along with four strike outs at the time of his exit. It is unclear what type of injury he sustained, but he immediately knew something was wrong and called for a team trainer. This was his final start of the season.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
5 months ago

Hellickson allowed six runs on seven hits over 4.1 innings in a 10-5 loss to the Mets on Friday. He struck out one and walked three.

EDGE Analysis

Hellickson entered the fifth inning with a 3-1 lead, but things fell apart after that. The six runs were the most he has allowed since June 10. The Mets have also had his number. He is 1-3 with a 7.77 ERA in five starts against them this season.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
5 months ago

Hellickson picked up his 12th win of the season Saturday with a three-hit shutout against the Marlins. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

EDGE Analysis

Hellickson has owned the Marlins this season. He was 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in six starts against them. He is scheduled to face the Mets in New York in his next start.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
5 months ago

Hellickson (11-9) earned the win on Monday by allowing just an unearned run over 6.1 innings against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The Monday start was a return to form for Hellickson, who had allowed four or more runs in three straight games. The veteran righty has a 3.76 ERA in 172.1 innings -- his best ERA since the 2012 season. Hellickson makes his next start Saturday against the Marlins.

Jeremy Hellickson
SP PHI
6 months ago

Hellickson (10-9) took the loss in Wednesday's 6-0 defeat in Miami, surrendering four runs (three earned) on nine hits while not issuing a walk and striking out one over six innings.

EDGE Analysis

Facing a Marlins team possessing one of the lowest strikeout rates in the league (19.8 percent), the lack of punch outs were expected, but the 29-year old hurler appears to be wearing down, as this makes three straight outings where he's allowed at least four runs. Hellickson's name was being thrown around in late August as a potential trade candidate, but over the past month we are likely seeing why his name is still stitched on the back of the same jersey.