|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||21.00||.261||83.00||72.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta||7||2||0|| .286|| .429|| .286|
|vs Perez (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs LHP||15||5||1|| .412|| .533|| .333|
|Last 10 Games|
|Marlon Byrd goes yard, plates two runs in loss to Brewers |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/10/14) Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd was one of the few bright spots, as he clubbed his second home run of the season in his team's 6-2 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday.
Byrd took starter Marco Estrada deep for a solo home run in the second, and then drove in another run on an infield single in the sixth inning. He finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .263 (10 for 38) with two home runs and six RBI in his first 38 at-bats.
|Marlon Byrd goes hitless vs. Cubs Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd went 0 for 3 with a walk Saturday, striking out twice and leaving four on base in his team's 2-0 win over the Cubs.
Byrd homered on Opening Day and finished the team's Texas series 5 for 12, but he's 0 for 8 in two games against the Cubs, giving him a .238/.304/.381 line in 21 at-bats. He'll continue to serve as the Phillies' regular right fielder.
|Phillies might trade for a backup center fielder |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/28/14) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said depth in center field remains an area of need and added an addition would more than likely come through a trade rather than free agency, according to The Philadelphia Daily News.
John Mayberry is currently the only major-league player projected to back up center fielder Ben Revere. However, Amaro said new right fielder Marlon Byrd might see some time in center field this season.
|Marlon Byrd ready to prove skeptics wrong |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/23/14) Coming off one of the best seasons of his career at 35 years old, new Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd is going to face a lot of questions about whether or not he will be able to repeat his offensive success in 2014.
Byrd knows the skeptics will be out in full force after he served a 50-game suspension in 2012 for using a performance-enhancing substance.
"Everything last year until I retire will be looked at that way because I did test positive," he told MLB.com. "The guys that don’t like talking about it are the ones that were trying to cheat or trying to beat the system. I wasn’t. I was stupid. I took something. I didn’t do my due diligence. It’s as simple as that, so it’s easy for me to talk about it because I have nothing to hide."
|Marlon Byrd explains his breakout |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/14/13) Newly signed Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd, who broke out with 24 home runs in 2013 after hovering in the 7-12 range for most of his career, told the Philadelphia Inquirer he made an adjustment to his swing prior to the season.
"When I say it out loud, it sounds kind of silly," Byrd said. "My whole career, I've been taught to hit the top of the ball. When I started breaking down the swing, I realized when you hit the top of the ball, the ball goes down and it's a ground ball. If you can stay through the middle of the ball, you can get the ball in the air. That's what we worked on to try to drive the ball for more power."
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. thinks the explanation is valid, which is a big reason why he offered the 36-year-old a two-year, $16 million deal.
"We talked to our scouts about how his swing path and approach changed," Amaro said. "He's worked on it. I have to trust my scouts on it."
|Marlon Byrd may have had the unlikeliest 2013 of any player in baseball. Bouncing back from a disastrous 2012 in which he slumped his way out of two lineups before getting hit with a 50-game PED suspension, he put together the best season of his career. So naturally, Fantasy owners will be quick to label him a fluke, and they're probably right to do so. But before declaring a final verdict, let's take a moment to consider that he achieved those career numbers at Citi Field and PNC Park, two of the tougher places to hit home runs. Among players with at least 18 home runs, his were the seventh-longest of any player, ahead of Adam Dunn, Pedro Alvarez, Chris Davis and Jay Bruce. He wasn't just scraping the fence. He was killing the ball. And now, he's going to one of the easier places to hit home runs, having signed a two-year deal with the Phillies. Raul Ibanez had a similar breakthrough at a similar age, so it's not unthinkable for Byrd to pick up where he left off. But it is unlikely. Clearly, you shouldn't pin all your hopes and dreams to a player who offers so few assurances. Just don't be so quick to dismiss him as a fourth or fifth outfielder.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Tyler Chatwood|
|4/19/14||@ COL||8:10 pm||Jordan Lyles|
|4/20/14||@ COL||4:10 pm||Juan Nicasio|
|4/21/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Paul Maholm|
|4/22/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|4/23/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Zack Greinke|
|4/24/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Dan Haren|