Altherr’s Hot Start Hides Underlying Weaknesses (and Improvements)

It is not a controversial statement to say that Aaron Altherr is headed for some regression. His BABIP (.392), HR/FB rate (35.6%),and ISO (.381) are way outside of expected norms. The good news is that he is batting .333/.434/.714, so any regression would take him from an MVP pace to just a really good baseball player. When a player goes on a hot streak, it has a tendency to cover...
Via Crashburn Alley
11 days ago

Aaron Altherr Is Breaking Out

Back in March, Jeff wrote a post entitled “Could Aaron Altherr Be Part of the Core?” Let’s start by just lifting a few paragraphs from that piece. Aaron Altherr has had a good spring. As should always go without saying, it’s a lot easier to have a good spring than to have a good summer. Worse players have posted better numbers, and we can seldom learn that much from these...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Aaron Altherr deserves to be an everyday starter

Last year, the door was open for Aaron Altherr to solidify his spot as a starting outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately for Altherr, a preseason wrist injury effectively ended his season before it could even begin. At 25 years old, a starting spot in the outfield was clearing his for the taking. Outfielders Peter Bourjos and Tyler Goeddel were the opening day starters...
Via isportsweb.com
April 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Could Aaron Altherr Be a Part of the Core?

It feels like things with the Phillies should be a little more settled than they are. That could just be my own impatience, but even on the pitching side, we have to see if Aaron Nola and Vince Velasquez can stay healthy. And as for the young position players, Odubel Herrera might be the lone sure thing, and he’s bizarre. Maikel Franco still needs to prove that he’s valuable...
Via Fangraphs
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Two Phillies honored with minor league Gold Glove Awards

Aaron Altherr, image- Jay Floyd On Monday, Minor League Baseball announced that right fielder Aaron Altherr and left fielder Cord Sandberg were honored as Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. Altherr split spent time this season with Double-A Reading as well as Triple-A Lehigh Valley before he was promoted to the majors.  He was perfect in 107 games in the field, recording 279...
Via Phillies Nation
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr hits inside-the-park grand slam (video)

The hits just keep coming for the Washington Nationals. The team’s nightmare 2015 season has been marred by disappointment, as the team many analysts picked to win the National League pennant currently sits 7.5 games back out of first place in the NL East. And judging by how Friday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies has been going, in addition to the Mets dominating...
Via The Sports Daily
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Altherr, Biddle impressive in Triple-A; Knapp & Dugan excelling in Reading

OF Aaron Altherr is hitting .305 since being promoted to Triple-A (Photo: Kevin Durso, Philliedelphia) With all of the trade rumors swirling around the Phillies, there may be some more opportunity for their young talent to either advance in the organization or get some time in the big leagues before...
Via Philliedelphia
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

OF Altherr promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

Altherr, image- Jay Floyd On Tuesday, outfielder Aaron Altherr was promoted from Double-A Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.  The news was initially broken on Twitter by Altherr’s father Frank late Monday night. In 60 games this year for the Fightins, the 24-year-old righty batter posted a .293/.371/.480 slash line with eight stolen bases. Last season, the six-foot-five 215-pounder...
Via Phillies Nation
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fightins Quotables: Nola, Lundquist, Altherr, Moore

Top Phillies draft pick Aaron Nola tossed a gem of an outing in Trenton on Friday night, in what will be the final appearance of his first pro season. Over five innings, the 21-year-old allowed just four hits and surrendered no runs while striking out two and walking none. He notched the win, as the Reading Fightins downed the Thunder by a score of 3-0. In 12 professional outings...
Via Phillies Nation
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014: #13 OF Aaron Altherr

Aaron Altherr with Lakewood in 2012, Image- Jay Floyd Aaron Altherr has long been praised for his on-field skills and this upcoming season may provide the evidence that many are looking for to see if he truly has what it takes to be a top prospect. A righty hitting outfielder that stands six-foot-five and weighs around 195 pounds, Altherr was selected by the Phillies in the 9th round...
Via Phillies Nation
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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