MLB

#49
Ben Lively
ERA S K
4.26 0 52
Team: PhiladelphiaHt / Wt: 6-4 / 190 NFBC ADP: 696.82
Position: RPBorn: 3/5/1992 Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Reds (2013)


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Sep. 29 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET22:25 ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST9:55 PM VEN6:25 UAE (+1)9:25 PM CT-Ben Lively improved to 4-7, allowing two runs on six hits in 6.0 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 6-2 on Friday. Lively struck out one, ending the game with a 4.26 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively closed his rookie season by ending a three-start winless stretch in which the right-hander went 0-2 with a 6.19 ERA.
Sep. 23 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Ben Lively fell to 3-7, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Atlanta Braves 7-2 on Friday. Lively struck out four, ending the game with a 4.35 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 17 12:46 AM PT1:46 AM MT2:46 AM CT3:46 AM ET3:46 ET7:46 GMT15:46 12:46 AM MST2:46 AM EST3:16 AM VEN11:46 UAE2:46 AM CT-Ben Lively allowed two runs on two hits in 3.0 innings as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Saturday. Lively struck out two, ending the game with a 3.94 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively's night ended early when rain caused a long delay midway through the third inning. The 25-year-old entered Saturday's matchup 2-1 with a solid 2.57 ERA over a string of three consecutive quality starts.
Sep. 10 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Ben Lively fell to 3-6, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 8.0 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Sunday. Lively struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The rookie recorded his first career complete game. Lively has a 2.57 ERA in his last three starts, pitching a combined 21 innings.
Sep. 5 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET22:50 ET2:50 GMT10:50 7:50 PM MST9:50 PM EST10:20 PM VEN6:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Lively improved to 3-5, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 9-1 on Tuesday. Lively struck out four, ending the game with a 3.92 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He also hit a home run.
Aug. 31 7:40 PM PT8:40 PM MT9:40 PM CT10:40 PM ET22:40 ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST10:10 PM VEN6:40 UAE (+1)9:40 PM CT-Ben Lively improved to 2-5, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Thursday. Lively struck out five, ending the game with a 4.22 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 27 11:14 PM PT12:14 AM MT1:14 AM CT2:14 AM ET2:14 ET6:14 GMT14:14 11:14 PM MST1:14 AM EST1:44 AM VEN10:14 UAE1:14 AM CT-Ben Lively fell to 1-5, allowing six runs on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Chicago Cubs 17-2 on Saturday. Lively struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.36 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively held the Giants to two runs over six innings Sunday in his first start back from the minors, but found Chicago's powerful lineup to be a far tougher test as he served up four homers. With a matchup with Miami and Giancarlo Stanton next on the docket, the rookie isn't looking like a great fantasy bet.
Aug. 21 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Ben Lively allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Sunday. Lively struck out four, ending the game with a 3.70 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively was, called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make the start, is 0-4 in seven starts since winning his major league debut against the Giants on June 3. However, he's given up no more than three runs in seven of his eight outings, so Lively should be in line for at least one more turn in the rotation and possibly more.
July 5 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET23:27 ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST10:57 PM VEN7:27 UAE (+1)10:27 PM CT-Ben Lively fell to 1-4, allowing four runs - two earned - on five hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Wednesday. Lively struck out four, ending the game with a 3.80 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively was pulled for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the fourth inning throwing 52 of his 84 pitches for strikes. He's still looking for his first win since his MLB debut on June 3.
June 30 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Ben Lively fell to 1-3, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks in 6.1 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the New York Mets 2-1 on Friday. Lively struck out two, ending the game with a 3.72 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively walked four of his first nine batters and received two visits to the mound from pitching coach Bob McClure before there was an out in the bottom of the second. But the right-hander got two early double plays and settled down nicely to work 6 1/3 effective innings.
June 25 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Ben Lively fell to 1-2, allowing five runs - four earned - on seven hits in 5.1 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-2 on Saturday. Lively did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
June 18 5:37 PM PT6:37 PM MT7:37 PM CT8:37 PM ET20:37 ET0:37 GMT8:37 5:37 PM MST7:37 PM EST8:07 PM VEN4:37 UAE (+1)7:37 PM CT-Ben Lively allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Sunday. Lively struck out six, ending the game with a 3.33 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively became the first Phillies pitcher since Brandon Duckworth in 2001 to start his career with four consecutive quality starts.
June 14 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET0:15 ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST11:45 PM VEN8:15 UAE11:15 PM CT-Ben Lively allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday. Lively struck out two, ending the game with a 3.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively notched his third quality start in as many outings and has pitched seven innings in each game.
June 9 9:44 AM PT10:44 AM MT11:44 AM CT12:44 PM ET12:44 ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST12:14 PM VEN20:44 UAE11:44 AM CT-Ben Lively fell to 1-1, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Thursday. Lively struck out three, ending the game with a 2.57 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lively may be someone you want to add right away. He's had solid seven-inning outings in both of his major league starts since being called up from Triple-A, where he went 6-1 with a 2.40 ERA this year. Last season, he was a combined 18-5 with a 2.69 ERA in the minors.
June 3 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET19:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)6:27 PM CT-Lively allowed one run on four hits and three walks in 7.0 innings to defeat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 in his major league debut Saturday.
Analysis: A former fourth-round draft pick of Cincinnati in 2013, the 25-year-old earned the promotion after going 6-1 with a 2.40 ERA in nine Triple-A starts this season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2017 Phi 4 7 0 - 0 15 15 1 88.2 90 45 42 13 24 1 52 1.29 4.26
Career 4 7 0 - 0 15 15 1 88.2 90 45 42 13 24 1 52 1.29 4.26

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Phi 15 26 2 6 0 0 2 8 0 9 0 0 .231 .231 .462
Career 15 26 2 6 0 0 2 8 0 9 0 0 .231 .231 .462


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 859 94 86 91.4 60.88
Curveball 290 80 71 75.6 20.55
Slider 180 85 79 82 12.76
Changeup 82 88 83 85.1 5.81


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