Bryson Stott is one step closer to making the Major League jump

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Phillies batting helmets sit on the wall during the MLB game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies on September 19, 2018, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Bryson Stott started his 2021 season off with a bang! Stott played 22 games with the Jersey Shore Blue Claws. He slashed .288/.453/.548 along with 5 home runs and 22 walks. In High-A ball, he has stayed to his description of being able to hit to all fields while having an advanced approach at the plate to see a lot of pitches. In college, he walked more times than he stuck out. That alone would immediately help the big club as they strike out 10+ times a night. He is now being moved up to Double-A Reading where he can continue his development into hopefully being ready to compete for the big club by next season.

What does the future hold for Bryson Stott?

With the move up to Double-A, what does the rest of the season hold for Bryson Stott? If he continues on this current path, he could find himself in Triple-A Leigh Valley by the end of the season. Another option could be that he could be a September call-up if he plays lights out the rest of this season.

As of right now, there is no pressure for Bryson Stott to get to the Major Leagues quickly due to the log jam at the middle infield positions. The Phillies No. 2 prospect is naturally a shortstop but has the ability to slide over to second base if needed. The Phillies knew that signing Didi Gregorius to a two-year contract would help Stott and his development. He would then not have to feel rushed throughout the minor leagues. However, Didi has been dealing with an elbow injury and was even struggling before he got injured. Next year could present a huge opportunity for Bryson Stott to be ready if Didi gets injured again, which seems likely.

Unlike the Phillies right now, Bryson Stott is at least giving us one reason to be optimistic about the future. He has been as advertised and can be a good homegrown talent that can help this team for years to come. For as much as we, Phillies fans complain about no depth in the minor leagues it seems like with Bryson Stott and with Mick Abel on the rise the Phillies could have two top prospects in baseball for the coming years.

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