Phillies Prospect Report: Cole Irvin rising in the organization
By Josh Starr
Trending Up: Austin Listi, 1B, Reading
Listi tore the cover off the ball in the early going this year, eventually earning himself a promotion from Clearwater to Reading.
In 58 games for the Threshers, Listi hit .344 with 9 home runs and 45 RBI with .453 OBP.
On June 18, he got the call to AA, and through 14 games he’s is hitting .340 with four home runs and 17 RBI.
In Reading, his strikeout numbers have increased, averaging a strikeout per game after going down 42 times in 58 games in Clearwater.
It’s not too concerning and with the better competition, more strikeouts are expected. What’s encouraging is that he has kept up his average since his promotion.
He seems to have fit right in at the higher level and continues to get on base.
Hopefully, Listi maintains his power numbers in AA. If he is able to do that, the Phillies will have a pretty good prospect on their hands.