The Phillies rising star on learning to love yoga and why mobility is so important
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins struck the MLB like a bolt of lightning as a rookie in 2017. The Sacramento, California native hit 18 home runs and amassed 39 RBIs (runs batted in), more than any other player in baseball history through their first 34 career games.
After that debut, Hoskins applied his learnings to his offseason training program, which includes two to three days of yoga per week, lateral speed work, and hiking. It’s already paying off: Through 10 games, Hoskins is ranked first in the MLB with a .375 batting average. The 25-year-old’s interests surpass the field, as well. The baseball star has worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association since high school, and he partnered with Philadelphia’s chapter to donate $100 per home run to their cause this season.
After a stretch of tough years for Phillies fans—the team hasn’t had a winning record since 2011—the future is looking very bright in Philadelphia. Furthermore sat down with Hoskins to talk about fueling for tough workouts, how to build mental strength, and his visit to the Great Wall of China.
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