The Phillies have two interesting middle infielders in their minor league system. The problem is one plays at AA and the other at Low A. They both should be in the same lineup some where soon.
Bryson Stott is hitting .420 (42 for 100) in 25 games in August for Reading and Luis Garcia is hitting .463 (19 for 41) with hits in his last 10 games for Clearwater. They are the potential future middle infielders for the Phillies for many years to come.
It is time the Phillies farm system starts producing players for major league roster. Rightfully, team President Dave Dombrowski has reassigned two weeks ago the Assistant General Manager with minor league oversight and the Farm Director.
Let’s start with playing the young players together now. Yes, Stott will be 24 years old on October 10th and and Garcia will be 21 years old on October 1st but ability not age is how talent should be judged.
Of course player control in important. Garcia has been in the Phillies system longer signing as an 17 year-old international free agent in 2018 and Stott was the team’s first round draft pick in 2019.
Both have shown in the month of August that they have the potential be impactful major league players. Sooner than later they should be playing on the same team in minor league system to find out just how good they will can playing together!
At the major league level the current Phillies middle infield of Didi Gregorius at short and Jean Segura at second are playing at baseball age 31. They are not the future. Bryson Stott and Luis Garcia are the future!
Both Stott and Garcia should be playing together in September. The Reading Fightin Phils have 17 games remaining in September. Just enough time to see what the Phillies have with Stott and Garcia playing “up the middle” in the same lineup.