The Eastern League has announced that Reading Fightin Phils outfielder Adam Haseley has been named Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of July 9th through July 15th. The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies first round pick is receiving the award for the first time this season.
Haseley has already made an impact with the Fightin Phils after just having been called up to Double-A on July 11th and making his Double-A debut the following day. The 22-year old hit .385 with one double, two home runs, three runs batted in, five runs scored, two walks and a .923 slugging percentage in four games this past week. Haseley led the Eastern League in slugging percentage (.923) and home runs (2) this past week.
The Orlando, Florida native homered twice against the Baysox in just his second game with the Fightin Phils, including hitting his first home run of the night – a solo shot – in the bottom of the first inning. He followed up with a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning.
The Phillies took Haseley with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 Draft out of the University of Virginia. Last season he played at three different levels, starting in the Gulf Coast League before proceeding to Williamsport and then on to Lakewood in the South Atlantic League. Between the three stops he produced a slash line of .284/.357/.405 with three home runs and 28 RBI. He opened this season with High-A Clearwater and hit 5-38-.300/.343/.415 in 79 games with the Threshers prior to being promoted to Reading.