A FAN’S VIEW: SS Bryson Stott
Updated: Jun 17, 2020
An inside look at the Phillies top prospects.
(MLBPipeline lists the top 30 prospects on each team’s website. While biding time waiting for baseball to resume, Steve Potter will provide his views of these young players. A Clearwater resident, his passion is seeing and following these prospects in person. Normally, Spectrum Field and Carpenter Complex are his second homes. His 4th Annual Phillies Minor League Digest is on sale at www.amazon.com.)
SS Bryson Stott
Phillies # 3 prospect according to MLB.com … 22 years old … 2019 1st round selection out of UNLV
We were at Carpenter Complex watching GCL action on Roberts Field and saw Bryson’s first Professional AB. We also captured on video his first pro home run which he delivered in that very AB 😳. After four games in the GCL he was promoted to Williamsport where in his first AB as a CrossCutter he also hit a home run ... that’s quite a precedent to continue when he goes up to the next level of play. 🤔
Bryson also participated in 2019 Fall Instructs and we got more views of him in action. It’s evident that he’s well coached with good instincts both as a fielder and hitter. He seems like a very smart player, gets good reads off the bat defensively and offensively is what I term “patiently aggressive” - a trend I’ve seen in Phillies minor league hitters. It’s the ability to “box up” the strike zone and jump on pitches within areas of strength while showing discipline to not chase outside of that area. We’ve seen that in Bryson repeatedly this far.
Projection : Bryson is seemingly well received by his teammates by our observations, has leadership qualities in his approach and demeanor. Albeit a small sample size he’s got very good bat speed, quickness and generates easy power ( particularly to the pull side ) but also seems like a hitter who will consistently be a “tough out”. Defensively he’s steady, some have doubted arm strength however I’ve seen plenty of arm for the left side of the infield ... would be a plus arm as a second baseman. He’s got all the right stuff to climb the ladder quickly and be a big leaguer ...
Bryson Stott - Photo by Casey Burns