The Arizona Fall League (AFL) is owned and operated by MLB and many of the league's top prospects participate. The Fall League consists of six teams divided up in the East and West divisions. Currently, seven Philadelphia Phillies are assigned to Peoria Javelina's headlined by Bryson Stott.
Here at Inside the Phillies we ranked Stott as the number two prospect in the Phillies' system. It is very possible he makes his MLB debut next season, and if his hot start in the Fall League is any indication, he is on the right path.
On Wednesday, Stott made his AFL debut by going 2-for-2 with 3 walks, a single, and a 392-foot double that hit the outfield wall.
And on Thursday, Stott continued to shine, going 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two RBI.
With the Phillies in potential need for a shortstop next season after Didi Gregorius was told he wasn't guaranteed the starting role, Stott could play a large part in 2022. While he likely won't be on the Opening Day roster, he could figure into Philadelphia's plans next season.
Stott was placed in the Fall League to help further his development in order to help him reach his full potential. At 24-years-old, Stott is just about major league ready, especially after his 2021 MiLB season. He hit a combined .299/.390/.486, but his time at Lehigh Valley was especially impressive. In just 10 games with the Iron Pigs, he slashed .303/.439/.486 with three home runs.
The shortstop is becoming a complete player and he has a plan at the plate. He is once again proving that no level is too big for him.
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