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All you need to know about the 3 Phillies Prospects Named to “Fall Stars” Game

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On October 13th, some of baseball’s brightest young stars headed to the desert for the annual Arizona Fall League. The AFL features both top-100 prospects and minor-leaguers who need more in-game action.

Phillies prospects, in particular, joined the Peoria Javelinas along with Pirates, Braves, Padres, and Mariners prospects. Three Phillies prospects will be heading to the AFL “Fall Stars” game as the season reaches the month mark.

Bryson Stott, Logan O’Hoppe, and Damon Jones will get the chance to shine among other prospects.

While we wait for the 15th Fall Stars game on Saturday, let’s take a look at the Phillies’ prospects headed there.

Bryson Stott, SS

Bryson Stott is the definitive best position prospect in the Phillies’ system. While scribes and scouts debate whether or not he’s the best prospect on the Phillies’ farm, there’s no debating what he’s done in the AFL.

All the former 1st-rounder has done is slash .299/.446/.403. He has more RBI than he does hits (21 to 20) and has walked more than struck out (20 to 12).

Overall, Stott looks like Mr. Consistentecy as he also hit .299 over 3 levels of the minors in 2021.

His evolution has left even Dave Dombrowski impressed.

Logan O’Hoppe, C

Last year, Logan O’Hoppe was a fringe prospect for the Phillies who hit a personal high in his hometown Yankee Stadium.

Now, O’Hoppe has been hitting new highs. During the regular season, he hit .270 with Jersey Shore and .296 with Double-A Reading. His efforts have landed him at #11 on MLB.com’s top-30 Phillies’ prospects list.

In the AFL, O’Hoppe has stood out as a hitter. He’s slashed .310/.445/.534, outshing even the Phillies’ best hitting prospect. He, like Stott, has walked more than struck out (17 to 10).

Damon Jones, LHP

Damon Jones first popped up on prospects lists during his season. He posted a 1.54 ERA in High-A Clearwater and a 0.82 ERA in notoriously hitter-friendly Double-A Reading.

The year off from the COVID-19 pandemic cost the young lefty. In Triple-A this season, Jones had a 5.44 ERA strickly as a reliever. He’s done well in the AFL, however. He’s allowed just 1 earned run in 9.1 IP. There is still the problem of walks running wild as he’s allowed 7 free passes.

If Jones hopes to find a home in the majors, his control is going to need to drastically get better.

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire

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Alec Kostival graduated from La Salle University with a degree in communication with a focus in mass media and journalism. He covered high school sports for the Chestnut Hill Local.  He has interned with the Reading Fightin Phils and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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