Phillies Prospect Roundup: Stott and O’Hoppe Continue to Dominate the AFL, Erik Miller Wins Weekly Award
As we enter the final week of the season in the Arizona Fall League, Phillies prospects are getting their last reps before their offseason. Bryson Stott and Logan O’Hoppe, two Phillies prospects that have been tearing up the Arizona Fall League, continued to dominate in last night’s matchup vs the Mesa Solar Sox.
Logan O’Hoppe, the Phillies’ top catcher in their minor league system, struck his third home run last night, a two run shot to left field. This ball was absolutely crushed, a simple no doubter the minute it hit the bat.
O’Hoppe is hitting .306/.435/.542 in 20 games with the Javelinas, tallying 22 hits, 8 doubles, 3 home runs, and 17 RBIs. Logan O’Hoppe has also swiped 3 bags in 4 tries, showing off his speed on the base paths as well.
Bryson Stott is also continuing to stay hot in his Arizona Fall League run, crushing a two run double in last night’s game, bringing him up to 6 hits in his last 11 at-bats.
Stott is crushing .325/.458/.500 in 23 games with Peoria, with 26 hits, 6 doubles, 2 HRs, 26 RBIs, and an OPS of .958. Stott has also stolen 5 bases out of eight attempts this fall. The story of Bryson Stott throughout this AFL season is the signs of him being ready for the Majors on a consistent basis. He’s been crushing the baseball this fall, arguably one of the hottest hitters in all of the AFL. It all comes down to consistency in the MLB, and at this point in time, I think Stott is inching closer to being ready to be a starting middle infielder everyday for the Phillies.
Erik Miller, a LHP in the Phillies minor league system, was also named as a “Tuesday Top Offseason Prospect Performer” by the MLB for his performance in the AFL. Miller missed a hefty portion of the regular season due to an injury, but has been great in his innings throughout the AFL. Miller has held opponents to a .188 batting average in his time with the Javelinas. He threw two perfect innings yesterday, striking out four of the six batters on a 78% strike percentage that he faced in relief of Roansy Contreras.
O’Hoppe and Stott are back in action today with the Javelinas, taking on the Surprise Saguaros at Surprise Stadium, at 12:35 (AZ time). Zack Wheeler looks to take home the Cy Young award tonight, and Bryce Harper hopes to bring home his second NL MVP trophy of his career tomorrow night.
Ring it. Go Phils, and Go Javelinas.
Mandatory Credit: milb.com