|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||8.00||.247||33.00||20.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||2||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Haren (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||78||17||2|| .259|| .308|| .218|
|Last 10 Games|
|Erik Kratz delivers off bench Sunday|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Phillies catcher Erik Kratz came off the bench Sunday against the Reds and hit a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning off Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman. Kratz entered the game in the third inning after Carlos Ruiz exited with a hamstring injury, which could land him on the disabled list.
Kratz finished 1 for 3, raising his season average to .198. He has three home runs.
|Erik Kratz draws start Thursday|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/2/13) Phillies catcher Erik Kratz is in the team's starting lineup Thursday.
Kratz has seen reduced playing time now that Carlos Ruiz has returned from his suspension. He'll bat eighth against the Marlins Alex Sanabia. Ruiz should return to the lineup Friday.
|Erik Kratz's homer leads the way|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/22/13) Phillies catcher Erik Kratz came through in the late stages of Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals.
Kratz took reliever Mitchell Boggs deep in the eighth inning for a three-run home run to break the game open. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBI in a 7-3 victory. The 32-year-old has gone 5 for 11 with four RBI in his last three games.
Kratz is hitting .214/.211/.357 with two home runs and seven RBI in 56 at-bats.
|Erik Kratz snaps hitless streak|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/18/13) Phillies catcher Erik Kratz snapped a five-game hitless streak Thursday against St. Louis with his first two-hit game of the season. Kratz went 2 for 4 in the game with one RBI in a 4-3 loss. He added a strikeout, giving him 12 in 49 at bats. Kratz is still waiting for his first walk of the season.
Kratz is batting .180 with a .466 on-base plus slugging percentage. He has started 12 of 16 games, as the Phillies continue to await Carlos Ruiz's activation from a 25-game suspension.
|Erik Kratz flashes his power|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/13) Phillies catcher Erik Kratz has struggled in the early going this season, but he showed his power Friday against the Royals.
Kratz batted just 1 for 4 in the game, but slugged his first home run of the season, a solo shot off Royals starter Wade Davis in the second inning. He finished the game with an RBI and a run scored, both via the longball.
Katz raised his batting average to .188, and he has two RBI in four games. He has started every game for the Phillies.
Your home-plate collision of the night
Tyler Moore of the Nationals and Erik Kratz of the Phillies had a spirited encounter at home plate on Friday night.
Hit Parade for Week 9
Which hitters should you be considering for upcoming Fantasy Week 9? Our Scott White takes a close look at all of the streaks and matchups to help optimize your lineups.
Erik Kratz delivers off bench Sunday
Phillies reach Chapman for two HRs in ninth, stun Reds
Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
|With Carlos Ruiz serving a PED suspension for the season's first 25 games, a Fantasy owner could fill the hole with Ruiz' direct replacement, Erik Kratz, who hit .248 with nine home runs in 141 at-bats for the Phillies last season. Kratz, 32, has shown flashes of power in the minors, with four seasons of double-digit home runs since 2007, despite only getting more than 353 at-bats once. And he won't kill you with his average, which could float around .250. As a cheap source of power who will play a lot over the season's first month, Kratz can be rostered in NL-only leagues, with the understanding that he's waiver wire material come May. (Updated 1/4/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/16/13||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Hiroki Kuroda|
|5/25/13||@ WAS||7:15 pm||Dan Haren|
|5/26/13||@ WAS||1:35 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
|5/27/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|5/28/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Ryan Dempster|
|5/29/13||BOS||7:05 pm||John Lackey|
|5/30/13||BOS||7:05 pm||Jon Lester|