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Phillies Prospects Shine in Fall Stars Game, Mostly

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Representing the West team in the Fall Stars Game, the Phillies prospects put up a decent showing. Unfortunately, the West fell to the East 6-5 on Saturday. JJ Bleday of the Marlins powered the East’s offense going 2-3 with 3 RBIs. He earned Fall Stars Game MVP for his performance.

But how did the Phillies’ prospects do? Let’s take a look.

Bryson Stott

The Phillies’ number 2 overall prospect kept impressing Saturday night. In the top of the first inning, Stott started off the scoring for the West squad. With runners on 1st and 2nd, Stott hit a line drive through the right side of the infield and legged out an RBI double.

With 104.8 MPH exit velocity, Stott absolutely smoked that baseball.

While that was Stott’s only highlight of the night, he’s killed the AFL. He’s hit .320 with a .450 OBP and has had 24 RBIs in 21 games. His performance has sparked talk of him being the Phillies’ everyday shortstop for the 2022 season.

Damon Jones

The Phillies’ lefty pitching prospect came ready to play on Saturday night. While he only faced 2 batters, he flashed a wipeout breaking pitch, dazzling scouts.

He got the Cubs’ Andy Wever to fly out and, more impressively, struck out Cleveland Guardians’ #12 prospect Jose Tena. Tena has hit .415 in the AFL this season.

Jones has posted 0.96 ERA in the AFL. He has continued to struggle with walks.

Logan O’Hoppe

O’Hoppe started the game as the West team’s catcher. The number #11 Phillies’ prospect, according to MLB.com, looked a bit overmatched against the better pitchers in the AFL. He struck out in both of his 2 at bats.

To be fair, the umpire behind the plate was very generous to pitchers throughout the night, routinely calling balls outside the zone strikes.

O’Hoppe was excited to play in the game. Sporting a Good Vibes Only shirt, he’s been showing only good vibes in the AFL with a .955 OPS at the dish.

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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