Scott Kingery has long been one of the Phillies most highly touted prospect since he was picked in the second round of the 2015 draft. His minor league production has not disappointed thus far, as he was honored withe Paul Owens award for best position player in the Phillies’ Minor League system. Kingery is ranked third in the Phillies farm system, and one of the best second base prospects in all of baseball.
However, he is stuck behind one of the few bright spots over the last few years in Cesar Hernandez.
After the Freddy Galvis trade, it seems the Phillies will stick with Hernandez for at least another year and Kingery may struggle to find his niche. However, he was one of eight prospects invited to Spring Training, at the very least giving him an opportunity to make the team. His minor league stats show nothing but promise, as he totaled an average of .304 between AA and AAA along with 26 HR’s.
He couples this with a stellar glove and above average speed. Kingery will undoubtedly make it very difficult for the Phillies to keep him off the major league roster.