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Portrait of Aaron Altherr

Aaron Altherr RFPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
3 393 .215 .314 .368 .259 0.9
Birth Date1-14-1991
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age25 years, 10 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
-0.12014
1.42015
-0.32016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 PHI 23 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .005 -1.1 0.1 -0.1
2015 PHI 24 39 161 137 25 33 11 4 5 67 16 41 5 2 1 22 6 2 .241 .338 .489 .300 9.8 2.8 1.4
2016 PHI 25 57 227 198 23 40 6 0 4 58 23 69 6 0 0 23 7 2 .202 .304 .293 .235 -0.7 -2.3 -0.3
Career983933404873174912539112112145134.215.314.368.2598.00.60.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 PHL Rk 28 92 .242 .244 .327 .360 .000 .250 101 -1.5 2.3 -0.4 2.2 0.8 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.3
2010 WPT A- 28 104 .294 .252 .323 .373 .000 .329 102 3.7 2.9 -0.1 1.2 -0.4 6.1 0.8 6.1 0.8
2010 PHL Rk 27 121 .264 .244 .302 .364 .000 .370 104 0.5 4.4 0.4 -1.9 2.0 7.3 0.5 7.3 0.5
2011 LWD A 41 163 .211 .255 .327 .387 .000 .297 100 -8.6 4.7 0.4 0.7 3.8 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2011 WPT A- 71 295 .258 .253 .327 .360 .000 .301 96 -0.6 8.5 -1.7 7.1 4.7 10.9 1.8 10.9 1.8
2012 LWD A 110 471 .259 .255 .328 .383 .000 .310 96 -0.3 13.9 -2.3 18.8 3.5 14.8 3.4 14.8 3.4
2012 GER int 4 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLR A+ 123 527 .285 .251 .320 .362 .000 .360 99 14.3 15.5 -1.5 7.4 0.5 28.7 3.6 28.7 3.6
2014 PHI MLB 2 5 .005 .251 .304 .381 .000 .000 95 -1.2 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2014 CLR A+ 7 33 .278 .253 .319 .360 .000 .350 100 0.7 1.0 0 2.3 0.3 1.9 0.4 1.9 0.4
2014 REA AA 120 492 .242 .258 .323 .388 .000 .279 105 -9.1 13.5 0.3 2.5 -2.9 1.7 0.5 1.7 0.5
2015 PHI MLB 39 161 .300 .254 .314 .400 .000 .301 98 6.3 4.3 -0.9 2.8 0.0 9.8 1.4 9.8 1.4
2015 REA AA 60 260 .302 .256 .320 .372 .000 .332 106 11.1 7.0 -1.8 5.2 -0.4 16.0 2.3 16.0 2.3
2015 LEH AAA 51 229 .303 .254 .315 .369 .000 .338 99 10.3 6.3 -0.4 3.8 1.7 18.0 2.2 18.0 2.2
2016 PHI MLB 57 227 .235 .249 .317 .400 .264 .280 88 -5.7 6.4 -1.7 -2.4 0.3 -0.7 -0.3 -0.7 -0.3
2016 CLR A+ 2 9 .267 .269 .343 .396 .273 .500 104 0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2016 REA AA 3 13 .256 .265 .322 .392 .263 .375 126 0 0.4 -0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2016 LEH AAA 2 7 .196 .243 .304 .365 .245 .400 97 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2016 PHL Rk 6 23 .332 .276 .367 .407 .287 .385 96 1.6 0.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 1.6 0.1 1.6 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 PHL Rk 92 10 18 3 0 1 11 8 15 6 1 .214 .283 .286 .071 .242 1.2 2.2 0.3
2010 PHL Rk 121 12 35 6 1 1 15 3 22 10 3 .304 .333 .400 .096 .264 7.3 -1.9 0.5
2010 WPT A- 104 11 27 7 3 0 10 8 13 2 3 .287 .346 .426 .138 .294 6.1 1.2 0.8
2011 LWD A 163 20 31 6 0 1 15 11 47 12 0 .211 .272 .272 .061 .211 0.4 0.7 0.1
2011 WPT A- 295 41 70 12 2 5 31 13 52 25 4 .260 .302 .375 .115 .258 10.9 7.1 1.8
2012 LWD A 471 65 106 27 6 8 50 38 102 25 8 .252 .319 .402 .150 .259 14.8 18.8 3.4
2012 GER int 13 5 6 1 0 2 6 0 2 0 0 .545 .538 1.182 .636 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLR A+ 527 57 128 36 6 12 69 45 140 23 5 .275 .337 .455 .180 .285 28.7 7.4 3.6
2014 CLR A+ 33 6 7 1 2 0 2 5 8 1 0 .250 .364 .429 .179 .278 1.9 2.3 0.4
2014 REA AA 492 54 106 27 2 14 57 26 110 12 6 .236 .287 .399 .163 .242 1.7 2.5 0.5
2014 PHI MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .005 -1.1 0.1 -0.1
2015 REA AA 260 29 67 19 3 6 29 28 40 8 3 .293 .371 .480 .188 .302 16.0 5.2 2.3
2015 PHI MLB 161 25 33 11 4 5 22 16 41 6 2 .241 .338 .489 .248 .300 9.8 2.8 1.4
2015 LEH AAA 229 36 60 13 2 8 38 21 44 8 1 .294 .362 .495 .201 .303 18.0 3.8 2.2
2016 LEH AAA 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .143 .196 -0.5 0.2 -0.0
2016 REA AA 13 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 .300 .462 .300 .000 .256 0.5 -0.5 0.0
2016 CLR A+ 9 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .000 .267 0.7 -0.0 0.1
2016 PHI MLB 227 23 39 6 0 4 22 23 69 7 2 .197 .300 .288 .091 .235 -0.7 -2.4 -0.3
2016 PHL Rk 23 5 6 1 0 1 3 6 2 0 0 .375 .565 .625 .250 .332 1.6 -0.2 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2014 23 0.3913 0.3478 0.6250 0.4444 0.2857 0.7500 0.5000 0.3750 13 -0.002784
2015 636 0.4686 0.4104 0.7433 0.5973 0.2456 0.8596 0.4940 0.2567 325 -0.000643
2016 918 0.4749 0.4292 0.7107 0.6124 0.2635 0.8315 0.4567 0.2893 0 0.000000
Career15770.47110.42040.72260.60390.25660.84160.47240.2774131.2613-0.0003

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-30 2014-04-21 Minors 22 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2014-02-23 2014-03-08 Camp 13 0 - Wrist Soreness - -
2012-07-25 2012-08-17 Minors 23 21 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PHI $515,500
2015 PHI $
2014 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$515,500
1 yrTotal$515,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 54 dAll Bases Covered1 year/$0.5155M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5155M (2016). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Philadelphia 11/20/13. Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2009 (9-287) (Agua Fria HS, Avondale, Ari.). $0.15M signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball0.8out of baseball00.8

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .176 .271 .353 .235
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .367 .554 .330
18 Split (Multi) .095 .096 .201 .095
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .180 .276 .360 .239
31 vs R (2015) .276 .373 .563 .335
38 Split (2015) .096 .097 .203 .096
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 In 2014, Altherr was still very much a project, even at 23 in Double-A Reading. A wrist injury ate at his playing time early on, and his overall numbers were unimpressive at season's end, but his diligence and work ethic still earned him an espresso-size cup of coffee with the Phillies by the tail end of 2014. Then came a healthy 2015, and that diligent work began to manifest in drastically improved numbers. Altherr changed his approach to work deeper counts, quieted his hands in his stance and cleaned up his swing path, and a bump in walk rate and extra-base hits followed. Recalled to the big-league club when Maikel Franco hit the DL, Altherr's propensity for multi-baggers made itself visible from his first start onward. He'll still tend to swing a little long, given his size, and may be challenged to cover the inner part of the plate, but his mid- to outer-zone coverage is more than adequate. His athleticism makes him a fit for all three outfield positions, too, so 2016 figures to be the year he gets a good, long look in the majors.
2015 Sure, we all know that a $1 scratch-off lottery ticket is a terrible investment. But that's only because it probably won't win. If you had two, though, then it's only half as bad an investment, see? The best investment is lots of $1 scratch-off lottery tickets. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots. The Phillies have a gaggle of raw, toolsy outfielders scattered throughout the system, many of whom you'll get to read about in the next 40 minutes, one of whom is Altherr. He's got great size and plus speed and if you scratch at him your brain drops a little dopamine into your blood system, but thus far the numbers haven't lined up. He got two brief tastes of the majors, but he's nowhere near ready.
2013 Aaron Altherr, another high-upside, raw outfielder, sputtered in his first go in the Sally League in 2011, but bounced back with a solid second tour.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-11-10
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-11-10
What You Need to Know: Replay Don't LieNicolas Stellini2016-09-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 18th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-08-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 18Scooter Hotz2016-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: 17th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 17J.J. Jansons2016-07-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 17George Bissell2016-07-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 16th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-07-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: National League ProspectsJ.J. Jansons2016-03-15
Winter Is Leaving: Philadelphia PhilliesMichael Baumann2016-03-14
Fifth Column: Ranking the Year's Inside-The-Park Home RunsMichael Baumann2016-03-07
Fifth Column: PECOTA Picks Philies to Win NL EastMichael Baumann2016-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Outfielders, Part Two: 26-125Bret Sayre2016-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part Two: 41-100Greg Wellemeyer2016-02-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders, Part TwoScooter Hotz2016-02-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part Two: 31-75J.P. Breen2016-02-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessEarly ADP Analysis: OutfieldersGeorge Bissell2016-02-16
2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-01-05
2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-05
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 72: The Way Too Early Sleeper ShowGeorge Bissell2015-12-23
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 72: The Way Too Early Sleeper ShowMike Gianella2015-12-23
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 72: The Way Too Early Sleeper ShowBret Sayre2015-12-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Categorical Breakdowns: OBP: A Deeper DiveWilson Karaman2015-12-18
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 69: Freddie Freeman DiseaseGeorge Bissell2015-10-29
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 69: Freddie Freeman DiseaseMike Gianella2015-10-29
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 69: Freddie Freeman DiseaseBret Sayre2015-10-29
BP Unfiltered: Scouting Ichiro as a PitcherDan Rozenson2015-10-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessExpert FAAB Review: Week 24Mike Gianella2015-09-15
Expert FAAB Review: Week 21Mike Gianella2015-08-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21J.J. Jansons2015-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21Keith Cromer2015-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 18th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 17th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: August 7, 2015Craig Goldstein2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 16th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren HouseMatthew Trueblood2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren HouseMike Gianella2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren HouseMark Anderson2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren HouseSahadev Sharma2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren HouseChristopher Crawford2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren HouseGeorge Bissell2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly RumorDaniel Rathman2014-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 10-11, 2014Jeff Moore2014-10-13
Series Notes: Double-A Reading (Phillies) vs. Richmond (Giants)Jason Parks2014-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of November 6Jeff Moore2013-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of November 5Jeff Moore2013-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 29BP Prospect Staff2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 24Zach Mortimer2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Spring Training Scouting ReportsZach Mortimer2013-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Profile: Maikel FrancoHudson Belinsky2012-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Baseball is My Stereo: Lakewood v. Hickory Jason Parks2012-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 16Kevin Goldstein2012-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Phillies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Left FieldJason Parks2011-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 2Kevin Goldstein2011-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-25


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Aaron Altherr giving Philly anything this year ? Do you see him claiming his starting job back in 2017 ?
(Ernesto from Reading, PA)
I haven't been following the Altherr news closely, haven't seen any recent updates. I think he does get another shot next season, but it really comes down to whether or not Nick Williams is a centerfielder or not. (George Bissell)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)The following names aren't necessarily exciting....but in what order would you rank Trayce Thompson, Travis Shaw, Patrick Kivlehan and Tyler Goeddel for a dynasty league? Would there be a standout if just looking for potential current year impact? Cheers
(markdavo4 from Australia)
In dynasty, Shaw, Kivlehan, Goeddel, and Thompson. For 2016 only Goeddel has an opportunity now that Aaron Altherr is out for most if not all of the season and could be the guy to take a big leap forward. (Mike Gianella)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these OFs for future: Eddie Rosario, Odubel Herrera, Aaron Altherr, Preston Tucker, Pete O'Brien.
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I'd go Rosario, Herrera, Tucker, Altherr, O'Brien. (Bret Sayre)
2015-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)You are a gentleman and a scholar for taking my question. Has Aaron Altherr turned tools into performance and become a future building block for the Phillies? Or is he a 5th OF/AAAA player having a really nice season? Thanks. I really appreciate the great work you do.
(R.J. from Charlotte)
Building block is definitely too strong. That being said, I think the assertion that the tools are starting to turn into tangible baseball skills is an apt one. I think he's a fourth outfielder, but fourth outfielders are valuable. And thanks for reading! (Christopher Crawford)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Altherr is 0-3. Should I be concerned? Also, who is Aaron Altherr?
(gerrybraun from San Diego)
He's a phillie so trade him. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Cleveland's Danny Salazar and Philly's Aaron Altherr the legitimate break-out players that they have suggested with their performances so far this season?
(El Bobbo from Canton, Mi)
I really like Salazar and think he has a chance to be legit. Ive never been high on Altherr and I'm just not buying it yet. I'll probably be late to the dance and forced to snuggle alone, but I've just never found Altherr to be the toolsy demon that some do. I don't see it even though I probably should. I guess he's just not my type. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Altherr has to be one of the few bright spots for the Phillies this year. His bat is still unknown, but his defensive ability should be understood by now. Is Altherr a solid defensive center fielder in MLB?
(Free_AEC from New Jersey)
I saw Altherr in Lakewood last year over a four-game look, and I know our Zach Mortimer has seen a lot of him over the last couple years. He probably ends up as a corner guy down the line. Mortimer saw him in camp and told me that he's still a bit raw with his route-running, but he thinks Altherr will be fine in RF in the long run. (Jason Cole)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell us about Aaron Altherr?
(Bobby from Philly)
Lots. Great size, but needs to grow into his body and add strength. Power potential in the swing, with a god hit tool. Loads of athleticism. I'm a fan. High ceiling. (Jason Parks)


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