Only 35 Games Might Remain In J.T. Realmuto’s Phillies Career. Is Logan O’Hoppe Ready To Take Over?

J.T. Realmuto is nearing an end to his brief Phillies career. Only 35 games remain in the Phillies 2020 regular season. If they do not make the post season, he becomes a free agent at the end of the regular season. It appears he will sign with the highest bidder since he wants to be the highest paid catcher in baseball. That might not be with the Phillies!

Yesterday, we saw how important Realmuto is to the Phillies. His three-run homer was important in the Phillies 8-3 win over the Nationals. MLB leader in homers, Fernando Tatis, has hit 12 round trippers but in 33 more at bats than Realmuto. J.T.’s nine home runs leads all catchers in the MLB. The next highest catchers have hit only five long balls each so far this season.

Also yesterday, the heir apparent as the next great Phillies catcher, 20 year-old Logan O’Hoppe, showed he will soon be ready to take over. He hit a two-run homer and a double   in an intrasquad game at the Alternate camp in Allentown.

O’Hoppe is putting up some interesting numbers at the Alternative camp considering the highest level he has played was only in the NewYork-Penn League with Williamsport last season.  His two extra base hits yesterday came off a lefty and righty both of whom have already pitched with the Phillies in the MLB this season.

O’Hoppe has shown he is simply the best 20 year-old catcher in baseball right now!





About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here:
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2 Responses to Only 35 Games Might Remain In J.T. Realmuto’s Phillies Career. Is Logan O’Hoppe Ready To Take Over?

  1. Harvey says:

    Nice to see their is some catching potential in the system but hitting off pitchers that are at the training site might just be those pitchers are not the ones that need to be at the site. Just prospects that are their because the potential , and money gives the rights that other pitchers, players in the system are being deprived.
    Jacob Hernandez
    Luke Williams
    Bailey Falter
    David Parkinson
    Edgar Cabral
    Derrick Hall
    Josh Stephan

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