2) Phillies infielder Bryson Stott proved his cold spring was a fluke
Where would the Phillies be without Bryson Stott? On a team littered with all-star talent, especially offensively, that's not something I expected to say, but Stott's consistency has been key for a very inconsistent Phillies team.
The consistency was hard to see in Spring Training, as Stott slashed .211/.237/.368 with two home runs and four RBI. For a guy who's turned out to be a hit machine ever since Opening Day came along, seeing those spring stats is certainly surprising.
Stott has been a consistent presence in the lineup, playing in all but six games this season, and hitting at an elite clip.
Stott has had at least one hit in 65 of the 83 games he's played, including a hit in each of the first 17 games of the season. That set a Phillies record to begin a season.
Overall, he's slashing .301/.338/.422 with seven home runs and 33 RBI. He's tacked on 16 stolen bases in 17 tries and has a 108 OPS+. He's been everything Phillies fans could've possibly hoped for and more.
Stott ranks sixth in the National League with 100 hits and is tied (with Nick Castellanos) for fifth in the league in batting. Watching the former first-round pick blossom right in front of our eyes has been an awesome sight.