Cooney: Altherr Has Power That You Put In Middle of Lineup
Aaron Altherr's impact on the Phillies lineup in just 5 games so far cannot be denied as the team has won three games during that stretch. With 2 Home Runs, 8 RBI and a .333 Batting Average he has been a major offensive boost to a lineup that has been anemic this season.
Phillies Beat Writer Kevin Cooney joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday and talked about Alterr's potential as an every day player:
"The one thing about Aaron Alter that they love was he has power that you can put in the middle of that lineup that if you put him in through a whole season maybe he got 25 home runs…Is he going to be an All-star? I don’t know but just a solid every day outfielder a guy who’s going to give you good defense and you know I think that’s underrated with this team…If you can throw next year a Starting outfield of Alter in left, Herrera in Center and Williams in Right, you’ve got a pretty solid core there and then you can start working on your other stuff."
Hear what Cooney had to say about why the Phillies didnt trade Hellickson along with his thoughts on when Phillies' fans can expect to see Jake Thompson and Nick Williams in the Majors