Bryson Stott Starts In Futures Game – Phillies Nation


Bryson Stott started for the National League team in Sunday’s Futures Game. (Cheryl Pursell)

As the Philadelphia Phillies farm teams wrapped up their most recent streak, a former system top pick spent the weekend participating in the MLB All-Star festivities.

Infield hopeful Bryson Stott kicked off Sunday in the All-Star Futures Game, a showcase for some of the top minor league players to display their talents, at Coors Field, the site of Tuesday’s MLB All-Star game.

The 2019 first round missed the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils’ doubles schedule on Saturday and their final game of the week against the Harrisburg Senators on Sunday, but the team won two of three to clinch the series victory.

The Fightins now sit at 26-34 for the 2021 season; Lehigh Valley’s Triple-A IronPigs are 26-33; the BlueClaws High-A Jersey Shore are also 26-34; the Low-A Clearwater Threshers set the system’s best record at 31-28; the FCL Phillies were 3-5 on Monday.

Stott scores run in Futures game

Stott, a Fightins shortstop, started for the National League team’s second base in the Futures Game. He reached base twice and scored a point in an 8-3 victory over the American League Futures.

In the third inning, he touched on a mistake by Texas Rangers prospect Cole Ragans. Colorado Rockies first baseman Michael Toglia then brought Stott home with a home run.

Stott then went to first base on an unrecognized third strike, seeing no other at bat as he was replaced by Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Michael Busch.

Alexander launches IronPigs to win series

Tyler Alexander, 29, helped Lehigh Valley secure their first series victory since May 23 on Sunday with a six innings and one point performance in a 5-1 victory over the Worcester Red Sox.

The southpaw, who signed with the Phillies organization on July 4 after pitching with the Sussex County Miners in the independent Frontier League, allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out three batters on strike on his first start and second appearance as a member of the IronPigs.

Friscia rides a streak for BlueClaws

Jersey Shore’s Vito Friscia extended his batting streak to 11 games on Sunday. He had a hit in all six games of the last series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, including three on Saturday.

The 24-year-old had two singles and one homerun in Saturday’s game and doubled on Tuesday. He’s hit .444 / .522 .667 in those six games, playing first base and DH.

Friscia has rebounded in the system this season due to his primary receiving position. He spent time on the Fightins and IronPigs rosters when they needed a backup receiver in addition to the Jersey Shore one, but never appeared in a Double-A or Triple-A match. Now seeing consistent time for the BlueClaws, Friscia has had some success.

Abel shines again for Threshers

2020 No.1 pick Mick Abel put on another impressive performance for Clearwater on Friday, pitching five clean innings in a 4-3 loss to the Bradenton Marauders.

The game was at Bradenton, so Abel’s debut was visible on video; threshers have no video feed or broadcast. Fans were able to tune in and watch Abel hit eight batters using a mix of shots.

The 19-year-old has a 4.23 ERA in 12 starts in his first season of professional baseball.

Farm Notes

  • Outfielder Adam Haseley (groin) begins a rehab mission with the FCL Phillies on Monday, starting and playing on the right ground.
  • Hope southpaw Erik Miller continued his rehabilitation mission for the FCL Phillies on Friday, pitching three innings without a hitting. His fastball sat at around 95-97 mph. The fourth round of 2019 will work to build up its innings and pitch count.
  • Reading’s Josh Stephen was named Northeast’s Double-A Player of the Week after reaching 0.500 with three doubles and two homers in his last six games.


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