Making bold predictions for the 2022 Philadelphia Phillies
The 2022 Philadelphia Phillies have some serious potential. They look like the team that will finally end the decade-long postseason drought, the second-longest in the Majors.
The lineup is stacked, the starting rotation is… something. The bullpen? We’ll see. But despite Zack Wheeler not getting to start Opening Day and Mickey Moniak sustaining an unfortunate injury right before things get real, it feels like this is going to be a good year.
Here are five bold predictions for the Phillies
1. Bryson Stott will win Rookie of the Year
How incredible would this be? Bryson Stott is already having a storybook year, rising from High-A to Triple-A in 2021, impressing in the Arizona Fall League, and then coming to Spring Training and rising to Dave Dombrowski’s challenge to earn a big-league roster spot. Less than three years after he was the Phillies’ first-round pick, he’s their starting third baseman on Opening Day.