Logan O’Hoppe cracks MLB’s Top 100 Prospect List, joining two other Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies now have three prospects ranked in the MLB’s Top 100 prospect list.
22-year old catcher Logan O’Hoppe continues to dominate in minor league ball and is now the 100th ranked prospect in Major League Baseball. O’Hoppe is slashing .283/.401/.578 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI with Double A Reading in 2022. He will join the Phillies’ two top prospects in Andrew Painter and Mick Abel, who are on the list already ranking No. 69 (nice) and No. 71 respectively.
Logan O’Hoppe and his rise through the Phillies minor league system via MLB.com:
O’Hoppe has put in a lot of work to refine his approach from the right side of the plate. He trimmed his strikeout rate down considerably in 2021 (17.4 percent), then walked more than he struck out in the AFL. All of that has allowed him to tap into his raw power more consistently and it’s easy to think he could top 20 homers annually in the future. He’s already proven to be a very capable defender, one who receives and blocks well and whose arm plays up because of his quick release and accuracy.
The Phillies are looking pretty stacked at the catcher position throughout the minor and major leagues.
- JT Realmuto, Garrett Stubbs
- Danny Sands, Rafael Marchan (AAA)
- Logan O’Hoppe (AA)
As we approach the MLB Trade Deadline, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a few names on the catchers list get dealt. Ideally, everyone would be available outside of O’Hoppe.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Fightins remained red hot yesterday, taking both games in a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals. Aaron Nola will take the mound looking to keep things rolling for the Phillies later this afternoon. On the season, Philly is now 35-31, 2.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in second place and 8 games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets.