After a slow first day at the plate, Bryson Stott officially announced his presence with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, slapping his first two doubles of the minor league season.
The Iron Pigs would end up losing 15-6, but there were still a few standout performances to highlight. So here’s everything you missed from Phillies Farm:
Triple-A: SS Bryson Stott – 2 for 4, 2 2B, R, RBI, K
It’s obviously not the most ideal scenario, but Bryson Stott will be looking to make the most of his time in Triple-A. He will serve as the leading lead hitter for the Affiliates, where he would likely project into the majors as well, should his development continue smoothly.
After an 0-for-4 performance in last night’s game where he pulled out two strikes, Stott came back strong on Thursday. Hoping that he can take advantage of this momentum until a return to the big club.
Double-A: C Logan O’Hoppe – 2 for 5, 2B, 3B, R, K
Although he still hasn’t gotten off to the hottest start, O’Hoppe continues to show strong plate discipline in 2022. He’s riding on base at a .354 clip and now owns a .736 OPS on the season.
He smoked two baseballs for a double and a triple on Thursday night, and is sure to start eventually.
High-A: DE Carlos De La Cruz – 2 for 3, 2B, K
An outfielder’s six-foot-eight skyscraper wins the crown again for Jersey Shore.
De La Cruz boasts an OPS of 1.375 heading into his 2022 campaign. There’s so much to love about the big-bodied outfielder, but he’s remarkably raw. Swing-and-miss issues, contact quality issues and many other question marks surround his future as a prospect.
He’s still only 22, but at his size, the time to take that big leap forward would be now.
Single-A: INF Hao-Yu Lee – 2 for 4, 2B, RBI
The 19-year-old infielder turned on the jets early in his minor league campaign.
He’s leading a six-game hitting streak, in which he’s 9 for 26, but most of those hits have come in singles. Yet such a streak shows how serious his talent for contact is. He is hitting .270 on the young season.
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Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs vs. SWB RailRiders: L 15-6
C Donny Sands – 1 for 3, R, 2 BB, K
1B Darick Hall – 1 for 5, HR, R, 3 RBI
Reading Fightin’ Phillies vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats: W 5-1
RHP Noah Skirrow – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
RHP McKinley Moore – 2.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
Jersey Shore BlueClaws vs. Aberdeen IronBirds: L 4-0
LHP Jhordany Mezquita – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
RHP Aidan Anderson – 2.0 IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
Clearwater Threshers vs. Fort Myers Mighty Mussels – L 3-2
INF Kendall Simmons – 1 for 5, 2B, RBI, 2K
RHP Cam Wynne – 3.0 IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
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