I spent the morning at the Carpenter Complex watching the workouts of the Phillies minor league system. One player who caught my attention was catcher Logan O’Hoppe. No matter he just turned 19-years-old and was a 23rd round draft pick last June. This guy just looks like he is a top prospect.
O’Hoppe is listed at 6’2″ 185 lbs. from Long Island New York. He looks like a Buster Posey type to me. That would work. Remember the Phillies have control of J.T. Realmuto for only the next two seasons.
An organization can never have enough catching. In today’s workout O’Hoppe was matched up in a hitting group with Mitchell Edwards from Australia and Bruce Wang from mainland China.Hard to believe but these three guys might be the best young catchers in three different continents, North America, Australia and Asia.
I do not know if the three will wind up on the same team this season though they were kept together in workouts today. They would seem to fit in the New York-Penn League with Williamsport.