With Odubel Herrera now a fixture and future All-Star Phillies centerfielder. He went 4 for 4 to raise his average to .339 in last night’s win over the Braves.
So who is the next fixture in the Phillies outfield?
Our choice is Dylan Cozens. He has hit five homers in his last six games at AA and is emerging as a future super star.
We have watched Cozens since he arrived at the Carpenter Complex as an 18-year-old, second round draft pick, back in 2012. He was always exciting to watch because he had all the tools. It was just a matter of polishing them all up.
Over his last six games he is coming of age. Turning just 22-years-old on May 31st, the “Cuz” has just finished putting on his most outstanding power display ever. He completely stunned the Trenton Thunder play-by-play announcers yesterday when he went yard to left. Watch HERE.
Cozens has hit ten homers in 33 games for Reading. At this pace he would be approaching Ryan Howard’s Reading home run mark when he hit 37 homers in 102 games back in 2004. Howard went on to hit 9 more in 29 at AAA and then 2 as a Phillies September call-up that year.
Cozens has stolen 9 of 10 bases and has yet to be charged with an error in the outfield for Reading.
He looks like he is a lock to be the Phillies minor league system’s Player of the Month for May. But even better some year soon Dylan Cozens is going to be the Phillies “Mr. October!”