NBC Sports Philly Alumni Report: Rhys Hoskins - 2016

Hoskins has taken the Phillies by storm since his call-up in 2017

By Reading Fightin Phils | August 29, 2014 12:57 PM ET

Rhys Hoskins got his chance in the big leagues on August 10th and immediately started to set records. Hoskins became the fastest player to reach 9 home runs then 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. It took him 112 games to reach 16 career home runs whereas it took Barry Bonds 378 games, Hank Aaron 536 games and Babe Ruth 368 games.

Hoskins went to California State University, Sacramento and spent three years until being drafted in the 5th round by the Philadelphia Phillies. Hoskins, in three years combined; hit .319 with 25 home runs, 125 RBI and 49 doubles.

In 2016 Hoskins made his way to Baseballtown and had a breakout season. He set career highs in home runs, runs batted in, stolen bases and walks. Hoskins finished second in the Eastern League in HR (38), RBI (116), runs (95), BB (71) and slugging percentage (.591). He led the Eastern League in on base plus slugging percentage (.943).

Hoskins is off to a hot start once again in 2018. He leads the MLB in batting average (.429) and on base percentage (.553). He also has 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5 2B, 2 SB and 8 BB.

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