Philadelphia Phillies Weekly Awards: April 9-April 15

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Apr 5, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 5, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 5, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 5, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Most Valuable Position Player: Runner-Up

Maikel Franco

This was a difficult decision this week as very few players lived up to actual expectations. However, Franco had an excellent week in the power department.

Although going just 5 for 21, the young righty blasted two home runs and drove in seven runs. This week brings Franco’s batting average up to just .195 on the season, but at least it’s a move in the right direction.

Most Valuable Pitcher: Runner Up

Jerad Eickhoff

It seems as if there may be a pattern developing here. Eickhoff, last week’s MVP, had another solid start once again this week.

Eickhoff went seven strong innings allowing just one earned run and striking out seven. The 26-year-old’s earned run average now sits at 1.98 on the season while his WHIP comes in at an impressive .095.

Hector Neris could have also earned the runner-up position thanks to his five strikeouts over just 4.1 innings pitched. Keep an eye out for him later in the month.

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