A few stars of the future for the Philadelphia Phillies will suit up Sunday and participate in the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game.
MLB announced the participants Friday, and four prospects for the Phillies made the cut: outfielder Gabriel Rincones Jr., right-handed pitcher Christian McGowan, second baseman Oliver Dunn and right-handed pitcher Andrew Baker.
Joining those four on the roster is Marty Malloy, who manages the Scottsdale Scorpions in the AFL after leading the Clearwater Threshers for the Phillies.
In the announcement, it was noted that McGowan won't participate in the event after being voted in by AFL staff, farm directors, and MLB.com writers.
The Phillies drafted the righty in the seventh round of the 2021 draft, and he was coming off of Tommy John surgery in 2022. Across four levels in 2023, he had a 3.86 ERA with 10 walks and 28 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings.
The 23-year-old has appeared in four games in the AFL, going 1-1 with a 3.71 ERA. The 14th-ranked prospect in the system has a WHIP of 1.647, giving up seven walks and 21 hits across 17 innings.
Dunn, an unranked prospect in the team's farm system, was coming off a 21-home run campaign for Double-A Reading, where he hit .271 with 78 RBI, 16 stolen bases, 82 walks, and 139 strikeouts in 119 games.
According to Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, and Sam Dykstra of MLB.com, Dunn led the whole Phillies organization with his 148 wRC+ in the regular season, and he hasn’t disappointed in the Arizona Fall League since his arrival.
The 26-year-old, originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the 11th round of the 2019 draft, has excelled in the AFL this season. He has hit .362/.470/.652 with six doubles, four triples, and two home runs in 83 plate appearances across 18 games. The left-handed hitter has also worked 14 walks and stolen 12 bases without getting caught.
It's not all about offense and speed, though. Dunn, who got his first career walk-off during the AFL, has been flashing his defensive skills too:
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