Once again, Scott Kingery is the darling of spring training. He has three home runs in six games with a .333 batting average and 1.308 OPS. Kingery has dazzled at the plate and on the field, making tremendous defensive plays.
The Phillies are preparing Kingery for the majors this spring, getting him to play as many positions as possible. He has already spent time at shortstop and center field this spring with plans to get him time at third base as well. The hope is that if he can play more positions, getting him more playing time should be much easier.
Kingery will almost certainly start the year in Triple-A, both for developmental reasons and to delay his major-league service clock. However, he can be in the majors as soon as April 13 and still have his free agency delayed until 2024. Kingery has remained optimistic about the situation, and if he continues to have a strong spring, he should be in the majors early on.