Andrew Painter looks RIPPED in a new picture of the Phillies’ #1 prospect
Andrew Painter, the top prospect in the entire Phillies organization, has put on some serious muscle since he last threw in August.
The #5 prospect in all of baseball was posed up in a picture that was posted on Twitter just a little bit ago, and Painter looks absolutely shredded.
Transformation of Andrew Painter
Painter’s rise up the ranks was meteoric last season. His video game numbers have been talked about at length, but we’re going to talk about them just a little more!
Along the way from Single-A Clearwater to Double-A Reading, Painter posted the following:
- 26 games started, and 1 complete game
- 6-2 Win-Loss record
- 109 Innings Pitched
- 1.48 ERA
- 0.88 WHIP
- 13.7 Strikeouts per 9 Innings
There’s more, but I think you get the point. This 19-year-old dominated every level of professional baseball he was exposed to, and they could not find the minor leaguer who was capable of even making him look human.
It’s said that AA is often the hardest leap for pitchers–and prospects generally–to make before the jump to the majors. Well, Painter dominated in AA too. His numbers were marginally less videogame-like at that level. And by that point, he had already thrown nearly 100 innings. Something he had not done in his life up to that point.
Andrew Painter will get his chance to show his skills at Major League Spring Training, as he’s one of 21 players that received a formal invitation to participate with the Major League ballclub in Clearwater.