The Phillies added three players to their 60-man pool Wednesday: shortstop Bryson Stott, right-handed pitcher Adonis Medina and corner infielder/outfielder Austin Listi.
All three will report to Lehigh Valley. It makes more players available to the Phillies for intrasquad games at their satellite site, and it gives these three players more live reps.
Stott is the most recognizable name of the three – he was the Phillies’ first-round pick (14th overall) out of UNLV in 2019. Stott, 22, hit .295/.391/.494 in 193 plate appearances at the lower levels of the minors with the Phils last summer. He was ranked the Phillies’ third-best prospect entering 2020 by both Baseball America and MLB.com, trailing Spencer Howard and Alec Bohm on both lists.
To be eligible to play in a major-league game in 2020, a player has to be on his team’s 60-man pool, but that doesn’t mean it’s likely we will see Stott debut this season.
Medina is a 23-year-old who made 21 starts at Double A Reading last year, going 7-7 with a 4.94 ERA. He was a Top 100 prospect at Baseball America before 2018 (ranked 84th) but has fallen out these last two seasons. BA had him fifth on the Phillies’ prospect list coming into this season.
Listi was a 17th-round pick in 2017 who will soon turn 27. He had a great season in 2018, hitting .312 with 18 homers, 84 RBI and a .915 OPS splitting time between High A Clearwater and Double A Reading. Last season, he hit .252 with 19 homers and 83 RBI splitting time between Double A and Triple A.