In one of our biggest celebrations of the Philadelphia Phillies, every week the members of The Good Phight will be issuing one of baseball’s greatest achievements to date: The Good Phil of the Week Award. One MLB player and one MiLB player will receive the award each week and will be able to boast to their teammates that they are, in fact, a Good Phil. This week’s award is presented for the games from 5/27-6/2.
Major League Good Phil of the Week: Bryce Harper
I have a feeling when the dust settles at the end of Bryce Harper’s 13-year contract no one will have as many Good Phil titles as him. Part of that will be because of the sheer length of time he’s going to be with the team, but a lot of that is because when Bryce Harper is hot, almost no one in baseball is better. In six games this week, Bryce had ten hits (including five doubles), two home runs and nine RBIs. He raised his batting average twenty points just in the Cardinals series alone, and 16 points over the full course of the week. His slugging percentage also increased from .449 to .486. Overall, this was an exceptional week for Bryce Harper.
What TGP Says:
Justin Klugh: “People are so ready for this deal to be a bust and we’re in month 2 of 156. Too bad he’s doing his job, knocking in nine runs in the last seven days.”
Alex Carr: “The dude raised his average by 20 points in the span of a series.”
EvanWins: “Hitting consistently for extra bases; hitting righties and lefties; providing top notch defense.”
Other Good Phils getting votes:
Kingery (3), Nola (3), Hoskins (2), McCutchen (2), Pivetta (2), Hammer, Segura, Alvarez
Minor League Good Phil of the Week: Adam Haseley
Just like Bryce, this one should come as no surprise. The eighth-overall draft pick from the 2017 draft, Haseley earned his first career AAA call-up this week and started off his IronPigs career with a bang. In five games since joining Lehigh Valley, he has six hits and four RBIs. He’s slashing .300/.364/.450 through those games. He also went 4-for-8 in two games with Reading before his promotion, with three extra-base hits including a solo home run.
What TGP Says:
Cormican: “Haseley’s been torrid all May, but this past week, he was especially good, earning a promo to LHV and debuting there with a milti-XBH night.”
Alex Carr: “Self explanatory”
Justin Klugh: “Given the Phillies’ new needs in the outfield, if he’s not careful, he’s going to double his way right onto the big league roster.”
Other Minor League Good Phils getting votes:
Deivy Grullon, Alec Bohm