Aaron Altherr, Outfield, Philadelphia Phillies, #23
Date of Birth: 1/14/1991
Birthplace: Landstuhl, Germany
Aaron Altherr, outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, was drafted by the Phillies in 2009. He played in the Phillies' minor league system from 2009 through most of 2014, joining the Phillies for 2 games in 2014.
Altherr played in 39 games with the Phillies in 2015. He hit his first major league home run on August 19th. A month later, on September 25th, he hit an inside-the-park grand slam. He hit a second home run in the same game. He finished with 33 hits, 11 doubles, 4 triples, 5 home runs, 22 RBIs, and a .241 batting average. He also played in 111 games in the minors.
In 2016, Altherr played in 57 games with the Phillies, He had 40 hits, 23 RBIs, and a .202 batting average. Defensively, he played 20 games in left field, 10 games in center field, and 42 games in right field.
Altherr's father was a professional soccer player in Germany.