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2 Phillies prospects crack Baseball America’s 2022 Top 100 Prospects list

Two Phillies prospects have found their way onto Baseball America’s annual Top 100 Prospects list for the 2022 season, shortstop Bryson Stott, and pitcher Mick Abel.

Baseball America’s yearly list was posted Wednesday, and for the second year in a row, the Phillies have only two players in the Top 100. Bryson Stott, after his head-turning 2021 campaign, is ranked 67th on the list, while Mick Abel, the Phillies 2020 first-round pick, is sitting at the 51st spot.  

Baseball America’s Top 100 Phillies Prospects

Bryson Stott (67)

Bryson Stott’s 2021 season was one of the best seasons from a Phillies prospect that I can remember. Stott made his way through all three minor leagues, getting time in Jersey Shore, Reading, and Lehigh Valley. He slashed .299/.390/.486 throughout the three stops, with an OPS of .876. He also tallied125 hits in 418 at-bats, 71 runs, 49 RBIs, and 26 doubles. 

Stott also continued to dominate in the Arizona Fall League once the MiLB season was over. He hit .318/.445/.489 with a .934 OPS with the Peoria Javelinas, notching two HRs, 31 RBIs, 28 hits, and seven doubles. Stott also took home the Paul Owens Award in September, and was elected to the Arizona Fall League All-Star and MLB Futures Game.

As the 2021 season went on, Stott showed great flashes. This impressive play has left the Phillies organization feeling good about the young prospect. With his dominant play, the Phillies have the option of bringing Stott up to play SS for the 2022 season, and could attempt to get off of the bank-breaking contract of Didi Gregorious. 

Mick Abel (51)

Mick Abel climbed up Baseball America’s rankings in just one season. He went from 99 in 2021, to 51 in 2022. Abel was taken 15th overall in the 2020 Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, and got his first taste of minor league baseball last season. 

Abel was a part of the Clearwater Threshers all season, appearing in 14 games in Low-A. He finished the season with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 4.43. He threw 44.2 total innings, surrendering just 27 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 66 batters. 

Abel was a fastball-dominant pitcher throughout his outings in Clearwater, tallying a 13.9 SO/9 ratio. His fastball sat around 96 MPH throughout the season, and topped out around 98-99. Abel hasn’t lost any of the juice the Phillies saw from his Jesuit HS tape. At just 20-years-old, Abel won’t be seeing the majors for at least two years, but is something to look forward to down the road. 

Alongside Baseball America’s general MLB list, Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs also released their top prospect list for each team around the MLB on Saturday. Here are the Phillies’ Top 10 prospects from both lists. 

Baseball Prospectus Top 10

  1. Mick Abel
  2. Andrew Painter
  3. Bryson Stott
  4. Griff McGarry
  5. Johan Rojas
  6. Ethan Wilson
  7. Luis Garcia
  8. Logan O’Hoppe
  9. Matt Vierling
  10. Simon Muzziotti

FanGraphs Top 10

  1. Mick Abel
  2. Bryson Stott
  3. Johan Rohas
  4. Andrew Painter
  5. Matt Vierling
  6. Logan O’Hoppe
  7. Ethan Wilson
  8. Hans Crouse
  9. Luis Garcia
  10. Griff McGarry

To no surprise, Mick Abel and Bryson Stott are the headliners of both of lists after their dominant showings in 2021. Andrew Painter took the two spot on Baseball Prospectus’ list, the Phillies first-round pick in the 2021 Amateur Draft

Baseball season is right around the corner, but there is still no deal on a Collective Bargaining Agreement, so I guess baseball isn’t really around the corner. In the event things turn around for better, Bryson Stott and Mick Abel are two prospects to keep a close eye on.

Phillies Writer for The Liberty Line

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