Back with the Lakewood BlueClaws this season, Aaron Altherr is proving that he belongs in the Class A South Atlantic League. Through 41 games with Lakewood last season, the Phillies' 9th round draft selection from 2009 posted a .211 batting average with 6 doubles, 1 HR, 15 RBI and 12 steals. He was then demoted to short-season Williamsport. Thus far in 2012, through 27 games, the 21-year-old is sporting a .292 batting average with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 14 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Ranked over the off-season as PhilliesNation's #25 prospect, and even higher by some other outlets, Altherr has certainly shown flashes of serious skill and earned recognition for his tools on the field.
Recently, I spoke with Aaron about his improvements this year, his manager Mickey Morandini and more. Check out the media player below to hear that full interview.
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