Phillies’ Logan O’Hoppe is dominating the Arizona Fall League
While Zack Wheeler and Bryce Harper are waiting to hear the results of the MLB Awards, the young Phillies’ prospects are continuing to dominate the Arizona Fall League for the Peoria Javelinas. Former 23rd round pick Logan O’Hoppe is heating up for the Javelinas and is showing signs of major league potential each game he plays.
The right-handed catcher is the 11th ranked prospect in the Phillies organization and currently leads all Fall League catchers with 14 RBIs. O’Hoppe is hitting .310/.455/.534 in 58 at-bats with the Javelinas, with 18 hits, 2 home runs, 14 RBIs, and 7 doubles. He also leads all catchers in stolen bases, with 3 bags taken out of 4 attempts.
Logan O’Hoppe also has a .130 SO%, good for third-best in the whole AFL, and best among AFL catchers. “To be honest with you, I just got sick and tired of striking out,“ the Phillies prospect said earlier this week. And that’s showing, with his elite approach at the plate as of recent, and his low strikeout rate. The Phillies have had multiple issues in the past of rushing their prospects up to the big leagues and poor development, but it looks like O’Hoppe is on the right track at this point in time.
O’Hoppe played 102 minor league games last season (86 with the Claws, 13 in Reading, and 6 with Lehigh Valley). He totaled the season with a .270 batting average, an OPS of .789, hitting 17 HRs and 58 RBIs. The Javelinas are back in action right now as we speak, taking on the Mesa Solar Sox.
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