The Philadelphia Phillies seem to be having some luck when it comes to their infield prospects, as of late.
Making his MLB debut on April 19, Nick Maton has a .313 batting average through 83 at-bats, along with eight runs scored, 26 hits, eight RBI, as well as a pair of walks, home runs, and stolen bases each.
During Tuesday evening’s thrilling victory against the Miami Marlins, the 2017 seventh-round draft pick brought home the tying run with a clutch RBI single to right field in the bottom of the eighth. The Phillies would go onto score five more runs in the eventual 8-3 win.
Top Phillies hitting prospect Bryson Stott is looking good down in the minors.
Through 12 games and 52 plate appearances, the Las Vegas native is slashing .263/.462/.605 with five singles, one double, four home runs, five RBI, two stolen bases, 14 walks, and 16 strikeouts.
Stott already having four home runs in just a dozen games is a positive sign; he has homered in each of his last two games, including on Tuesday against the Winston-Salem Dash. The 23-year-old had just six home runs through 48 combined games between the GCL Phillies East and Williamsport Crosscutters affiliates back in his first professional season two years ago.
If Stott can keep things up and translate his success into the majors in the coming seasons, he and Maton could very well make up the long-term Phillies middle infield for years to come. The Phillies hoped once-highly touted prospect Scott Kingery would have solidified an everyday infield spot by this point, but as of now, that coming to fruition does not appear likely.