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.
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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.