Heat Check: Could super-utility power hitter in Lehigh Valley be the next call up for the Philadelphia Phillies?
Weston Wilson caught the attention of Phillies fans in Clearwater during Spring Training and has carried over a strong Spring into Triple-A with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
After slashing .289/.400/.526 (.926 OPS) with two homers, nine RBIs and two stolen bases in Clearwater, Wilson has racked up five home runs and three stolen bases for the IronPigs in 18 games.
He’s now hit two home runs in the past three games and has an OPS over 1.000 over his past 11 games. The best part about it, is the fact that Wilson is doing it from four different positions in Lehigh Valley, playing first and third base, shortstop, and left field.
Sounds like a player the Phillies could use sooner than later on their major league roster now doesn’t it?
Wilson joined the Phillies organization after spending the last seven seasons inside the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
More on Weston Wilson via MLB.com
[Wilson] appeared to be on the verge of reaching the Majors during a breakout 2021 season before a health issue derailed his path to the big leagues.
That season, Wilson had 16 home runs and a .902 OPS through 70 games for Triple-A Nashville when he experienced swelling in his arm. Doctors discovered a blood clot in his right shoulder and Wilson underwent season-ending thoracic outlet surgery. Though he returned to Nashville’s lineup in 2022, Wilson posted just 11 home runs and a .655 OPS over 118 games.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies are now 7-3 over their last 10 games and sit at 11-12 on the season. They have the day off today before opening up a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park against the Seattle Mariners.
Bailey Falter will get the start tomorrow at 6:40PM against RHP Logan Gilbert (1-1, 3.57 ERA).