Shortstop Bryson Stott headlines the group of nine players promoted from the Reading Fightin Phils to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs Wednesday.
Stott, the Phillies’ first-round pick in the 2019 draft, is joined by right-handed pitchers Francisco Morales, Brian Marconi, Hans Crouse and David Paulino, left-hander Kyle Dohy, catcher Logan O’Hoppe, infielder Dalton Guthrie and outfielder Simon Muzziotti.
Reading finished its season with a 4-0 win at Binghamton Sunday. The IronPigs have 10 more games. They began a five-game series at Buffalo Wednesday, then return home to play a five-game series against Worcester that starts Sept. 29.
Stott is the Phillies’ No. 2 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. He recently was named this season’s Paul Owens Award winner as the top position player in the Philadelphia farm system. He also was Reading’s MVP in 2021 after hitting .301 with 10 home runs, 36 RBIs and an .848 OPS in 80 games for the Fightins.
Crouse and Morales also rank among the top five Phillies prospects, according to MLB Pipeline. Crouse tossed six shutout innings and earned the victory in Reading’s season finale. He went 2-2 with a 2.73 ERA in six starts for the Fightins after being acquired from Texas in July. Morales went 4-13 with a 6.94 ERA in 22 games for Reading, striking out 110 in 83 innings.
Marconi, selected as Reading’s Pitcher of the Year, went 1-2 with a 15 saves and a 2.27 ERA in 34 games for the Fightins.
Paulino pitched just one game for Reading, allowing an earned run in six innings. He has spent the rest of 2021 with Lehigh Valley. Dohy went 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in 26 games for Reading. He also has pitched in eight games with the IronPigs this season.
Guthrie also split his season between Reading and Lehigh Valley. He most recently was with the Fightins on a rehab assignment.
O’Hoppe hit .296 with three homers and seven RBIs in 13 games with Reading after being promoted from High Single-A Jersey Shore last month. Muzziotti, whose minor league season was cut short by visa issues, has played in just 12 games this season, including four last week with Reading.
Source: Berkshire mont