Bryson Stott is heading to the All-Star Futures Game

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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)

Former Phillies first round pick, Bryson Stott, is getting some well-deserved recognition.

He becomes the latest Phillies prospect to be named to the Futures game, which runs in conjunction with the All-Star game every year. This year’s event will be held at Coors Field on July 11th. Designed to showcase the finest young talent brewing in the farm systems of major league teams, it’s always great to see talent from the Phils earning these kind of honours so early in their careers.

Bryson Stott has hit well throughout 2 levels this season. With the Jersey Shore BlueClaws, Stott slashed .288/.453/.548 in 22 games. He quickly got the call to Double-A Reading where his impact was soon felt.

That’s right. In his first home start, Stott casually had a 2-homer game. He’s been just as steady-handed as he was in High-A, slashing .278/.377/.478 for the Fightins.

Overall on the year, Stott is hitting .282 with a .922 OPS. He has 9 total home runs, 22 RBI, and 35 runs scored.

Since COVID prevented any Minor League Baseball in 2020, Stott will be the Phillies’ first representative to the Futures Game since Alec Bohm in 2019. Bohm, of course, finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 2020 with a .388 batting average in 44 games. Devin Williams would ultimately take the award home after posting a 0.33 ERA.

After starting the season hitting .203, Bohm has been hot in the month of June, hitting .329.

Before Bohm, the Phillies’ last representative to the Futures Game was Enyel De Los Santos in 2018. Enyel has struggled to find success in the majors with a 6.42 career ERA.

We should all be excited to see Stott get a shot in the Futures game. He sure is!

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