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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. 



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