Skip to main content

Phillies select SS Bryson Stott with first round pick

Bryson Stott, image- UNLVRebels.com
With the 14th overall selection in the 2019 MLB amateur draft, the Phillies selected lefty batting shortstop Bryson Stott.

Stott, a UNLV junior, is listed at six-foot-three and 200 pounds.  In 58 games this year in the college season, he posted a .356 average with 10 home runs, 36 RBI and 16 steals. Additionally, he boasted a .486 on base percentage.

Plate discipline is said to be a feature quality for the talented youngster, who can work the count and hit to all fields.  

Defensively, Stott is said to possess outstanding range and has a strong arm.  He has the skills to stay on the left side of the infield.

The selection of Stott marks the fifth straight year the Phils have selected an offensive player with their top pick.

A native of Las Vegas, Stott's father Derek played football at UNLV in the late '80's and early '90's.

The Phillies were represented in New Jersey at the MLB draft by former pitcher Tommy Greene.

The team does not possess a second round pick this year, as it was forfeited when they signed Bryce Harper.   

The Phillies' next pick in the draft will come in the third round at 91st overall.

Rounds three through 10 of the draft will take place on Tuesday beginning at 1 PM Eastern.

Videos of Stott can be seen in the embedded media players below. 



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Frosty Phillies Favorites: 2021 Edition w/ DJ Stewart

Season's greetings to all of you! It's that time of the year to celebrate and enjoy the holiday season. Every year at Christmas time, I survey a group of Phillies prospects about what they get excited for during the holidays.  This year, we focus on just one up and coming player, corner infielder DJ Stewart. The 22-year-old righty batter had a solid season in 2021. In 94 games combined with Class A Clearwater and Class A Advanced Jersey Shore, Stewart notched a .265 batting average with 14 home runs, 42 RBI and five stolen bases.  Recently, I talked with DJ to gain his feedback on all of his holiday favorites. Read ahead for that interview... -What's your favorite Christmas movie? My favorite is This Christmas.  My Mother and I would watch it together every Christmas, so it just stuck with me. -What is your favorite Christmas song and which version is best? This Christmas by Chris Brown.  It's the final song of my favorite Christmas movie. -What's your favorit

Biddle slated to make Reading return on Saturday

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd After a miserable stretch of starts in June, lefty pitcher Jesse Biddle was placed on Double-A Reading's temporary inactive list. On Saturday, he'll make his long awaited return to the FirstEnergy Stadium mound when he starts the first game of the Fightins' scheduled double header against Binghamton. The 22-year-old posted a 0-4 record with a 12.64 ERA in four June starts. It was clear that there was something quite wrong with Biddle, who had missed a start in late May after being pelted with hail and suffering a concussion. A mixture of feelings including confusion and anger were firmly settling in while Biddle's efforts on the mound were not. The Phils saw a need for the Philadelphia native and Germantown Friends School product to take a break. Exams discovered lasting impact on Biddle stemming from the concussion and time off was required. "For me it was an important time not only to take a mental break and to go down

Frosty Phillies Favorites: 2020 Christmas Favorites Survey

Season's greetings to all!  It's that time of the year to celebrate and enjoy the holiday season.  Every year at Christmas time, I survey a group of Phillies prospects about what they get excited for during the holidays.  This year I included a throwback Phils name as well. Individuals taking part in this year's 11th annual Christmas favorites survey include former Phillies All-Star and coach Mickey Morandini as well as pitching prospects Dominic Pipkin , Erik Miller and Ben Brown along with corner infielder Matt Kroon. Inquiries and responses regarding each player's holly jolly favorites lie ahead...   -What's your favorite Christmas song and which version? Morandini- All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey. Pipkin- Blue Christmas by Elvis.  It's just unbeatable.   Miller- I don't like Christmas music, to be honest. Kroon- I am a big fan of the original Jingle Bells. It reminds me of being a kid again. It reminds me of all the holiday act