Almost out of nowhere two Phillies catching prospects have put on notice they are major league prospects. Austin Bossart at AA Reading and Rodolfo Duran at low A, Lakewood have moved up the Phillies minor league catching prospect list at a rapid pace the last few weeks.
Bossart has hit .363 in his last ten games going into Tuesday night’a action for Reading. He has come up with the big hits close and late to walk off the last two wins for the Fightin Phils. He is the only Reading hitter to have walk-off hits this season. Watch HERE. He has hit three homers in only 22 games.
Behind the plate in 22 games, Bossart has played errorless ball and has thrown out 9 of 30 base stealing attempts.
The young, 20-year-old Duran has hit .333 (9 for 27 with two homers) for Lakewood over his last eight games going into Tuesday’s action. Watch HERE.
Behind the plate ,Duran has thrown out almost fifty percent of base stealing attempts, (20 for 41). He has committed only one error in 36 games this season.
Most importantly, Duran is the No 1 catcher for the Lakewood pitching staff which has the lowest earned run average in minor league baseball. This means he likely has one of lowest catcher’s ERA in minor league baseball as well.
Two names to remember in the Phillies minor league system for the rest of the season are catchers Austin Bossart at Reading and Rodolfo Duran at Lakewood.