Over the weekend, I shot video footage of some Double-A Reading players taking their pregame hacks.
Included in the clip in the video player below are outfielders Aaron Altherr and Cameron Perkins, first baseman Chris Serritella and catcher Tommy Joseph.
Altherr was the Phillies' 9th round draft pick in 2009. Through 19 games with Reading this year, the 23-year-old, who opened the season on the disabled list with a wrist injury, is batting .234 with two homers, 10 RBI and a stolen base.
Perkins had an outstanding start to his second full pro season. The 23-year-old was the Phillies' 6th round draft pick in 2012. In 33 games, Perkins sports a .338 average with two home runs, 18 RBI and four steals.
Serritella has a .250 average with two home runs and seven RBI in 22 games. The 24-year-old was the Phils' 4th round pick in 2012.
Joseph, acquired from the Giants in the Hunter Pence trade, sports a .282 average with five home runs and 19 RBI through 21 games. The 22-year-old missed time last year and this season with concussion concerns and is currently dealing with a left wrist injury after a hard slide into second base over the weekend.