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.
Major League Good Phil of the Week: Bryce Harper
Let’s not pretend like this week for the Phillies was good. It wasn’t. But we have to have a winner.
Bryce hit three home runs this week and had his first two-homer game in a Phillies uniform. He had seven RBIs on the week. He played the villain card brilliantly on Friday night in San Francisco, launching two home runs (one all the way into the Cove) and silencing the Giants fans, quite literally.
Other Good Phils Receiving Votes:
Scott Kingery, Corey Dickerson
Minor League Good Phil of the Week: Mickey Moniak
This wasn’t an easy choice this week, but unlike the major league award it’s because there were so many players who could have been the winner.
Mickey Moniak went 7-for-27 this week with six extra-base hits, including three home runs. He collected ten RBIs.
He was instrumental in both Tuesday and Saturday’s comeback wins, helping the Fightins to a season-high six-game winning streak. He’s now slashing .300/.317/.675 in the month of August with eight extra-base hits and 14 RBIs. He’s slashing .269/.343/.526 in the second half of the season, with seven homers, 28 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 41 games.
Other Minor League Good Phils Receiving Votes:
I decided to write a little bit about each of the nominees this week, because I think we all deserve a little bit of positivity that we aren’t going to get from the major league team.
Alec Bohm- There’s no stopping Alec Bohm. Seriously, don’t bother trying. Two more home runs this week brings his 2019 season total to 19, twelve of which have been in the six-ish weeks since his promotion to Reading.
Spencer Howard- In his start for Reading on Friday, Howard threw six innings and allowed no runs on three hits. He struck out eight. He now has a 1.82 ERA on the season over three levels. More importantly, he has a 0.93 ERA since returning from his rehab stint in the Gulf Coast League. Over 29.0 innings (six starts) in that span he has allowed three earned runs on 13 hits and four walks. He’s struck out 40.
Kyle Glogoski- Continuing the trend of pitching success at the minor league level, in his start for Clearwater on Saturday, Glogoski allowed no runs on three hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked one. He now has a 1.58 ERA between Lakewood and Clearwater.
Bryson Stott- Stott had his first professional multi-homer game on Sunday and boosted his OPS to .870 with the Crosscutters.
Bryce Harper: 5/27-6/2, 7/15/7/21, 8/5-8/11
Jay Bruce: 6/3-6/9, 7/1-7/7
Scott Kingery: 6/10-6/16
Chase Utley: 6/17-6/23
Aaron Nola: 6/24-6/30, 7/1-7/7
Maikel Franco: 7/8-7/14
J.T. Realmuto: 7/22-7/28
Roman Quinn: 7/29-8/4
Adam Haseley: 5/27-6/2
Kyle Glogoski: 6/3-6/9, 6/17-6/23
Damon Jones: 6/10-6/16
Alec Bohm: 6/17-6/23, 6/24-6/30, 7/1-7/7
Bryson Stott: 7/8-7/14
Spencer Howard: 7/15/7/21, 7/22-7/28
Adonis Medina: 7/29-8/4
Mickey Moniak: 8/5-8/11