3 Phillies move up the rankings on MLB Pipeline’s most recent Top 100 Prospects list
MLB Pipeline released their latest Top 100 Prospects list and three Phillies players remained on the league-wide rankings.
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Andrew Painter: #55
The best prospect in the whole Phillies organization, RHP Andrew Painter, comes in at #55 on MLB Pipeline’s list, making a huge jump from his previous spot of #67. Painter was a force down with the Clearwater Threshers, tallying a 1.40 ERA in 9 starts. He’s thrown 38.2 total innings and has allowed just six earned runs while striking out 69 batters. Painter has thrown 15 total games in his minor league career and has allowed just one home run.
The RHP was promoted to High-A Jersey Shore back at the beginning of June and has thrown just two games there due to a mid-season inning limit. While in Jersey Shore, Painter has a 5.40 ERA in 5 innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out 6.
Painter, 19, was drafted with the 13th pick in the 2021 Amateur Draft from Calvary Christian HS.
Mick Abel: #57
Mick Abel comes in just two spots after Andrew Painter, making the jump from 69 to 57.
Abel has been in High-A with Jersey Shore throughout the whole 2022 season. Through his first 13 starts, he’s logged a 3.82 ERA in 61.1 IP, allowing 26 earned runs, 4 HRs, and 73 strikeouts. Abel has tallied a 1.288 WHIP with Jersey Shore while holding a 10.7 SO/9 ratio.
Abel, who was drafted in 2020 with the 15th overall pick, made his most recent start back on Friday. The 20-year-old went six innings, allowing just 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 4. He struggled with command a bit, but overall, it was a good outing for the Phils prospect.
Logan O’Hoppe: #91
The top Phillies catching prospect in the organization, Logan O’Hoppe, is the last Phillie on the list, making the jump from 98 to 91.
O’Hoppe has put the league on notice in 2022, slashing .273/.381/.531 in Double-A. He’s played 59 games with Reading this season, crushing 14 HRs, 39 RBIs, 10 doubles, and 57 total hits, good for an OPS of .912.
The catchers’ breakout year came in 2021 in the Arizona Fall League. 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, and home runs, and finished second in OPS.
Although O’Hoppe has impressed, expect to hear his name a lot over the next few weeks, as a possible big-name prospect that could be on the trade block for a starter or a reliever.
Up Next for the Phillies
The team lines up against the Nationals once again tonight at 7:05 EST, looking for a series win with Aaron Nola on the mound.
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Mandatory Credit: Cheryl Pursell