Phillies top two prospects promoted to Double-A Reading
Phillies top prospects Andrew Painter and Mick Abel have been promoted to Double-A Reading, according to Matt Gelb of The Athletic.
Andrew Painter is the #1 prospect in the whole Phillies organization at just 19 years old. He’s been an absolute star this year with Jersey Shore and Clearwater, tallying a 1.18 ERA in 17 starts, allowing just 42 hits and 10 earned runs in 75.1 innings while striking out 118 batters.
The 13th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft allowed four hits and a walk while striking out 8 Greensboro hitters on Saturday night. Since being promoted on June 6th, Painter has only allowed earned runs in two of his starts while dropping his ERA to a dominant 0.98.
Mick Abel, who turns 21 this week, is the 2nd ranked prospect in the Phillies organization and is 7-8 on the year with Jersey Shore with a 4.01 ERA. He’s tallied 85 innings pitched in 18 starts, allowing 75 hits and 35 earned runs. Abel hasn’t had a fantastic season, but the Phillies have used this season as more of a development year, broadening his pitch arsenal and trying to work him deeper into games while keeping his velocity up.
The Big 3 of Phillies pitchers are all now in Triple-A. Andrew Painter, Mick Abel, and Griff McGarry, also known as “The Untouchables”, are setting up for at least one to make their debut next season.