Logan O’Hoppe selected as the Phillies 2021 Breakout Prospect from MLB.com
The Philadelphia Phillies had multiple standout performances from their minor league players in 2021. Bryson Stott was clearly the best prospect throughout the whole Phillies organization, but expected that to the case, even more so after dominating the Arizona Fall League.
What we didn’t know, is how good of a season Logan O’Hoppe would have throughout the minors and fall ball. MLB.com has released their “2021 Breakout Prospect” list for each team, and Logan O’Hoppe took home the recognition for the Phillies.
Logan O’Hoppe lit up the minor leagues throughout the 2021 season. He slashed a line of .270/.331/.458 throughout all three levels, with 17 total HRs, 58 RBIs, and an OPS of .789. O’Hoppe was dominant behind the plate as well, holding a .992 fielding percentage, and caught runners stealing 25% of the time. He caught over 650 innings behind the plate in 2021 and committed just six errors.
O’Hoppe also had a fantastic stint in the AFL, putting Phillies fans in a state of hope for the future. O’Hoppe slashed a line of .299/.440/.519 in 22 games, with 3 HRs, 17 RBIs, 32 total hits with 8 doubles, 3 stolen bases, and an OPS of .960. O’Hoppe led all AFL catchers in walks, stolen bases, home runs, and finished second in OPS.
O’Hoppe took home the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award after his standout season in the AFL, and he talked about how he keeps his focus throughout the year, and how so many people have helped him get to where he is.
“That’s something I try to take pride in and really focus on during the year, but I think it came from being surrounded by good people when I was younger, back on Long Island…..Fortunately, there are some good people over there. And that really helped me along the way. That’s just to name a few. There are tons that I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded with, but I’d say the people around me have definitely helped me at that.”
After his standout season in the Phillies minor league system, Logan O’Hoppe has already turned his mind to the 2022 season. He won’t be ready for the majors just yet, partially due to JT Realmuto holding down the backstop, but keep an eye out for O’Hoppe, as he will continue to turn heads down in the minors and maybe land himself on the MLB roster behind the best catcher in baseball in the near future.
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