Most Valuable Position Player
Altherr is making the most of Howie Kendrick’s absence. The 26-year old hit .429 on the week with four doubles while stealing two bases in the process. Altherr is making a case for himself to remain in the lineup once Kendrick’s DL stint is over.
This is Altherr’s first MVPP award of the season.
Most Valuable Pitcher
The 30-year-old right-hander put up another tremendous start this week striking out five batters over seven innings while only giving up two runs on three hits.
Hellickson is now 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA and 0.71 WHIP on the season. His stock is high, and the Phillies cannot wait until the deadline to deal him. Obviously, April 23rd is a little too soon to find a suitor, but if Hellickson continues to throw at this pace, the move needs to happen sooner rather than later.
This is Hellickson’s second MVP award of the season.