In a recent blog we talked about several free agent international players who have caught our attention. We would be remissed if we did not mention two drafted players who surged to the top of the Phillies prospect list last week: shortstop Bryson Stott and catcher Logan O’Hoppe.
Stott was the Phillies first round 2019 draft pick. He has homered twice since joining the Crosscutters a week ago including one on Sunday against State College. Watch his long balls HERE and HERE. Stott has gone 7 for 23 for a 1.081 OPS in seven games in the NY-Penn League.
After a slow start this season, the 19-year-old Logan O’Hoppe is coming into his own. He was an 18th round draft pick in 2018 from Long Island N.Y. In his last nine games, he is hitting .382 with three homers, two triples and four doubles. In Sunday’s game he was a homer short of the cycle with a triple, double and single. Read about both Stott and O’Hoppe HERE.
It looks like Bryce Harper in right field could be the only position players not homegrown in the Phillies starting lineup at some point during the length his 13-year contract with the likes of Stott at short and O’Hoppe catching. Factor in a future lineup of Jhailyn Ortiz in left, Adam Haseley in center, Alec Bohm at third, Scott Kingery at second and Rhys Hoskins at first, you will be talking about a pretty good homegrown Phillies position lineup in a couple of years.