Bryson Stott reaches base twice, NL Futures team beats AL Futures 8-3
The MLB Futures game took place yesterday, as the league’s best prospects squared off against each other in Denver to kick off All-Star festivities. Zack Wheeler and JT Realmuto will join the National League team tomorrow night for the All-Star game. Bryce Harper, was in the final player pool to be selected for the NL outfield, but didn’t make the final vote. Harper stated after, that he “probably wouldn’t have went anyways.”
Tonight, we will have the home run derby. Yesterday, the Phillies were represented in the Futures game by their No. 2 prospect, shortstop Bryson Stott.
Although Stott didn’t get a hit for the National League team last night, he still reached base twice and scored a run. He beat out a play at first base after hitting a ball back to the mound. AL pitcher Cole Ragans made an error and Stott reached base safely. In the fourth inning, Stott struck out swinging but reached first again on a wild pitch by Josh Winder.
Stott followed Alec Bohm, who was selected to participate in the Futures game in 2019, which was never played due to COVID-19. Bryson was drafted 14th overall in the first round of the 2019 draft by the Phillies and has continued to climb the ladder in the minor leagues. He has batted .278 with four home runs and an .855 OPS since joining the Fightin Phils on May 1st. Before that, Stott lit up Single-A ball, batting .288 with five home runs and a 1.001 OPS in 22 games earlier in the season.
The National League beat the American League 8-3 and were led by the Cubs’ No. 2 prospect Brennen Davis, who hit two home runs on the night.