On Friday afternoon, the Phillies announced their organizational awards for the month for April. Second baseman Josh Tobias was named Hitter of the Month, Ben Lively earned Pitcher of the Month and second baseman Scott Kingery was tabbed as the Defender of the Month.
Tobias, 23, was selected in 10th round of the 2015 draft by the Phillies. After hitting .321 in 61 games with Short Season Williamsport, Tobias began 2016 in Lakewood and hasn't skipped a beat. Hit .348 average is good for 6th in the South Atlantic League, his on-base percentage (.459) and RBI's (20) rank 3rd and his OPS (.987) places 4th. Tobias has hit eight doubles, a triple, two home runs and scored 12 runs. He's also shown good plate discipline, walking 14 times to just 12 strikeouts in 89 at-bats. In the month of April, he slashed .347/.462/.560 with two homers and 19 RBI's.