What a way to introduce yourself to the fans of your new team. Bryson Stott homered in his first two at bats last night. It was his first appearance in Reading after his call up from Jersey Shore.
Stott now has seven homers on the season to lead the entire Phillies minor league system. He hit five homers Lakewood to start the season.
Last night was the start of the second quarter of minor league baseball. Stott looks like the Reading ball park suits him just fine. A left handed bat who hits to all field homered to left and center last night. He could put up some big long ball numbers if he stays in Reading.
Down in Clearwater, catcher Abrahan Gutierrez doubled to drive-in the first run in the Threshers 2-1 win over the Tampa Tarpons. He went 2 for 4 in the game and threw out a runner trying to steal third base.
Gutierrez is now hitting .315 with a .831 OPS to lead the Threshers among active players all catchers in the Phillies minor league system. He has a real chance to be a starting major league catcher.
Look for Stott and Gutierrez to move up to the next level even later this season. Stott looks to be the Phillies shortstop of the future. We believe Gutierrez along with Logan O’Hoppe have the highest upside of the Phillies minor league catching prospects.