3 Under-the-radar prospect picks by Phillies farm director Preston Mattingly

Virginia pitcher Griff McGarry (25) throws a pitch against Mississippi St. in the second inning during game eight in the NCAA Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in Omaha, Neb.Miss St Virginia 009
Virginia pitcher Griff McGarry (25) throws a pitch against Mississippi St. in the second inning during game eight in the NCAA Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in Omaha, Neb.Miss St Virginia 009 /
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Who is Phillies prospect Logan O’Hoppe?

Logan O’Hoppe got our attention in 2021. As an Arizona Fall League standout alongside Bryson Stott, O’Hoppe was named MLB.com’s Phillies Breakout Prospect of 2021.

Like Stott, O’Hoppe skyrocketed through the system in 2021, going from High-A to Triple-A. Over 104 MiLB games total, he slashed .270/.331/.458 with a .789 OPS. His 106 hits included 19 doubles, a pair of triples, and 17 home runs.

Whereas baseball today has been criticized for players’ high strikeout rates and swing-for-fences mindset, O’Hoppe displayed impressive plate discipline, drawing 33 walks and only striking out 76 times.

When the minor-league season ended, O’Hoppe brought his dominance to the AFL, where he hit .299/.440/.519 with a .959 OPS. Over 22 games, he had 23 hits, including eight doubles and a trio of homers. Like Stott, he walked (21) more than he struck out (15).

As the Phillies’ #11 prospect and their top minor-league catcher, O’Hoppe is estimated to debut by 2023.

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