Another Phillies player cracks the MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospects list, bringing total to two players
The Philadelphia Phillies now have two prospects on the MLB Pipeline Top 100 list. Bryson Stott has now cracked the Top 100, at number 100 on the list. The only other player that The Phillies had on the list before Stott moved up was Mick Abel, their 2020 first round pick, who checked in at number 66 overall.
Bryson Stott played most of this year at the Double A level, where he slashed .296/.363/.481 with 10 home runs, 21 doubles, and 35 RBI. It’s no secret that the Phillies have struggled defensively and re-signing Didi Gregorius to a two year contract before the start of the season did not work out as planned. On the year, Gregorius is slashing .219/.277/.383/.660 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI. In comparison, last year Gregorius slashed .284/.339/.488/.827 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in a shortened 60 game season.
Point being, Stott continuing to progress his game through the minor leagues is a great sign for the Phillies, who will certainly need some help at shortstop within the next year or two. Questions are beginning to pile up for the Phillies in regards to their future, but expect Stott to be a big part of the conversations moving forward.
The Phillies have a day off before opening at series at home against the Chicago Cubs tomorrow night. They are currently 4.5 games back of the NL East leading Atlanta Braves and 2.5 games out of a crowded race for the second and final NL Wild Card spot.