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The Good Phil of the Week 9/16-9/22

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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: Adam Haseley

We’ve reached the part of the season where the Phillies are hanging in limbo. My personal desire to always look on the positive side of things keeps pointing out that there is still technically a chance to make the playoffs. And as bad as this week felt, they still went 3-3 with a series-win over the Braves. But a .500 record isn’t playoff-worthy. The reality is that they’re barely hanging on by their fingertips and the magic number continues to grow smaller every day. It’s the second part that makes this award difficult to choose this week.

Despite the mediocre record, there were many positives worth noting this week. Jason Vargas finally got his first win with the Phils, Zach Eflin had a fantastic outing against the Braves, J.T. Realmuto continued to add on to his Platinum Glove highlight reel, and Bryce Harper was fun to watch at the plate.

But the player that stood out the most this week was Adam Haseley. With his cool, calm and collected demeanor, it’s sometimes easy to forget that he was only drafted two years ago and started the 2019 season with Double-A Reading.

This week he went 7-for-21 (.333) with three doubles and one RBI. He’s now slashing a respectable .268/.332/.416 through 59 games with the Phillies. What’s been even more impressive has been his defense, which started out above average and has continued to develop as he’s gotten used to playing at the Major League level. Over the past few weeks, Haseley has flashed the leather and robbed multiple opponents of extra-base hits.

What TGP Says:

Justin Klugh- “In his last six games, Haseley is hitting .333 with three doubles. More good things from a hopefully important outfield piece of the Phillies’ future as he adjusts to the majors.”

Smarty- “Maybe not amazing with the bat, but the defense plays.”

Other Good Phils Receiving Votes:

Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, Zach Eflin, Jason Vargas

Season Totals

Major League:

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, 8/12-8/18, 8/19-8/25, 9/2-9/8

Roman Quinn: 7/29-8/4

Corey Dickerson: 8/26-9/1

Hector Neris: 9/9-9/15

Adam Haseley: 9/16-9/22

Minor League:

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, 8/19-8/25, 9/2-9/8

Adonis Medina: 7/29-8/4

Mickey Moniak: 8/5-8/11

Kendall Simmons: 8/12-8/18

Deivy Grullon: 8/26-9/1