Phillies select SS Bryson Stott No. 14 Overall in 2019 MLB Draft
The Philadelphia Phillies have selected UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott with the 14th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
“We selected a dynamic middle infielder who can play exceptional defense, hit for average and hit for power,” Almaraz said in a press release. “He is a leader, has tremendous intangibles and we expect great things from him.”
The junior had a tremendous season hitting .356 with 20 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 36 RBI, 65 runs, 55 walks, 16 stolen bases, a .486 on-base percentage and a .599 slugging percentage in 58 games during his junior season. As a sophomore, Stott led UNLV with 28 multi-hit games this season and last year, during his sophomore campaign, he led the nation with 30 doubles.
ESPN’s Keith Law ranked Stott as the 13th-best prospect in the 2019 class, praising his production at the plate.
Along with the No. 14 pick, the Phillies will select again in the third round tomorrow with the 91st overall pick.