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MLB Pipeline announced their 2021 All-Arizona Fall League team on Nov. 22, with prospect Bryson Stott representing the Philadelphia Phillies at shortstop.

The Phillies' no. 2 ranked prospect reached base safely in all 26 AFL games he played in. He hit to the tune of .318/.445/.489, with two home runs, 31 RBI, 24 walks, five stolen bases, and just 14 strikeouts in 119 plate appearances. MLB Pipeline writer Sam Dykstra noted that Stott's ability to reach base was "taking strike-zone discipline to a whole new level."

In 112 games between Jersey Shore, Reading, and Lehigh Valley in 2021, Stott batted .299 with a .876 OPS, 16 home runs, 49 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 65 walks in 487 plate appearances.


In addition to being named to the All-AFL team, the no. 97 ranked MLB prospect was also selected to the Fall Stars Game, along with Phillies' prospects Logan O'Hoppe and Damon Jones.

Stott's successful Fall campaign and showing across the minor leagues in 2021 has certainly put him on Philadelphia's radar, and just may hinder President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski and the front office from pursuing a top free agent shortstop in the historic class this winter.

It's undetermined when the 24-year-old would make his major league debut with Philadelphia, but Dombrowski, the Phillies' new Director of Player Development Preston Mattingly, and those working with Stott directly believe he is close to being ready. While it's unlikely he's their Opening Day shortstop, he should be seeing some big league action at some point in 2022.

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