Baseball Rhys Hoskins impresses in HR Derby debut Representing the Phillies, Hoskins showed why he is one of the top young players in baseball by Evan Watson July 17, 2018 There’s no skill competition in any sport quite like the Home Run Derby. The best of the best came together in Washington for a spectacular display of power. One member of the Phillies had a night to remember. His name? Rhys Hoskins. If you are a Phillies fan, who wouldn’t want to watch Rhys Hoskins blast taters all night? Hoskins came in as the eight seed, with just 14 homers on the season. He was up against Brewers slugger Jesus Aguilar and his 24 home runs. Hoskins started rather slow, getting a feel for it. Then he figured things out, with a 463ft bomb the highlight of a 17 homer first round. It was plenty enough to upset a disappointing Aguilar performance. His 20 semi-final dingers were the most in Derby history, even if that record only held for a few minutes, as Kyle Schwarber bested him as time expired. I’d like to send my condolences to all of the balls that were harmed in the making of that Derby #OHMYGOODNESS — Rhys Hoskins (@rhyshoskins) July 17, 2018 Rhys Hoskins represented Philly well with 37 home runs, 2nd most by a member of the Phillies in a derby. His farthest home run was 466 feet and the hardest had an exit velocity of 108. According to ESPN, he is the first player in Derby history to have 20 home runs in the semifinals. For an eight seed, it was quite the show he put on. On another note, teammate Scott Kingery updated his followers with pictures of Rhys’ dogs ignoring the other contestants during a night of dog sitting. The eventual winner would be hometown hero Bryce Harper, who along with Hoskins put on an epic show. Maybe the night was one last play at convincing Manny Machado to travel with him and the Phillies after the All-Star Game. Post Views: 994 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Evan Watson Latest posts by Evan Watson (see all) Flyers Add Depth at the Deadline - February 25, 2020 Travis Konecny Represents Philadelphia in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game - January 23, 2020 Takeaways From the Flyers’ First Quarter Season - November 16, 2019 The Flyers’ Fun New Second Line Leads the Way - October 27, 2019 Related TopicsBaseballFeatureHome Run DerbyMLBMLB All Star GamePhiladelphia PhilliesRhys Hoskins Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Joe Quinones is the Definition of a Baseball Journeyman by Eli Fishman | posted on July 21, 2020 Podcasts More in Baseball New York Mets Acquire Outfielder Billy Hamilton The Mets have acquired Billy Hamilton in a trade with the San Fransisco Giants Cardinals, Brewers game postponed; potential COVID-19 outbreak As the bomb continues to tick, it has seemed as if baseball has just... You Know I’m Right, Episode 27: Brawls in Sports (Audio) Brawls in sports are on our minds lately. On the 27th episode of You... Developing: Two Phillies staff members test positive for COVID-19 All activity at Citizens Bank Park has been cancelled until further notice Patriots Walk Off With Sweep And Sixth Straight Win Is Manny Machado on his way to Philadelphia?