Bryson Stott is refusing to play MLB The Show because according to the game, he weighs 300 pounds
Bryson Stott, the top position-player prospect in the whole Phillies organization, was a highly anticipated player coming into the 2022 season. After crushing a 1.001 OPS with Jersey Shore and slashing a line of .318/.445/.489 in the Arizona Fall League in 2021, it seemed like Stott’s time in the majors could’ve been right around the corner.
Stott dominated Spring Training, crushing .406/.513/.563 in 32 at-bats with 13 hits, 2 doubles, and 3 RBIs. Stott made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career, and it seemed like the Phillies infielder of the future was ready to go for the 2022 season. But with the emergence of Johan Camargo, consistent play of Alec Bohm, and Stott’s struggles at the plate, Stott was sent down to the minors after playing just 9 games in the pros.
Although it was tough to see Stott get sent down, getting the future of the infield everyday at-bats is the best-case scenario right now. Stott is hitting .304/.320/.609 in 6 games with Lehigh Valley, tallying 7 hits, 2 doubles, 1 HR, and 4 RBIs.
MLB The Show is the premiere baseball video game for any console, however Bryson Stott is currently refusing to play The Show. Here’s what Stott had to say, and why he’s currently protesting.
Bryson Stott is 6’3, 200 pounds. MLB The Show has him at THREE HUNDRED POUNDS.
Hear me out. A power-hitting, 300-pound shortstop may be what the Phillies need. The Phillies are currently 11-12, and a 300-pound Bryson Stott could make the difference. Cheesesteaks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we’ll be in business in three months.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies take on the Texas Rangers tomorrow night in a two-game series.