Scott M. Kingery (pronounced KING-urr-ee)… 2012 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School (AZ)… Attended the University of Arizona… 2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year… Named a 2015 First-Team All-American by Baseball America… Played in the 2006 Little League World Series… In 2019, hosted the 3rd annual Puppapalooza in benefit of the PSPCA… Hobbies: Reading, movies and hiking… Signed by: Brad Holland.
Began the season at the club’s alternate training site...Had two stints with the Phillies: 4/21-5/2 and 5/5-6/6...Was on the 7-day concussion IL, 5/17-6/6...Played 2nd base, 3rd base, LF, CF and RF for the Phillies...Was outrighted to Lehigh Valley (AAA), 6/7...Collected a walk-off triple against Rochester on 5/4 (11th inning)...Was placed on Lehigh Valley’s IL with right shoulder inflammation, 7/1...Had season-ending surgery in July to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Made his third career Opening Day roster...In the 11th inning on 8/28 vs ATL, slugged his first career walk-off HR (Mark Melancon)...On 8/28, became the first Phillies player to hit a walk-off HR on a 0-2 count since Chase Utley on 6/26/14 vs MIA...Was on the 10-day IL with back spasms, 8/31-9/13 l Posted a .481 SLG over his final 18 games (59 PA, 5 2B, 3 HR) after posting a .115 SLG in his first 18 games (65 PA, 0 XBH)...Made starts at 2nd base (25) and in CF (9).
Made his second career Opening Day roster...Was the only hitter in MLB with at least 57 XBH in 500 plate appearances or fewer... Collected a career-high 5 RBI on 4/16 vs NYM...Was on the IL with a right hamstring strain from 4/20-5/18; included rehab assignments to Lakewood (A), 5/13-15, and Reading (AA), 5/16-18...Made his first career start in CF, 5/19 vs COL...On 6/10 vs ARI, recorded his first career multi-HR game and had a career-high 3 XBH...His 17 XBH in June ranked T-5th in MLB; became the first Phillies player with 17 XBH in a calendar month since May 2013 (Domonic Brown, 17)...Started 4 straight games, 7/13-16, at different positions (LF on 7/13, 2nd base on 7/14, CF on 7/15 and SS on 7/16); was the first Phillies player to start 4 straight games at different positions since Cookie Rojas, 7/22-25/64 (2nd base-LF-SS-CF)... Hit his first career inside-the-park HR, 9/10 vs ATL (Max Fried)... Slugged 2 leadoff HR: 6/25 vs NYM (Walker Lockett) and 7/5 at NYM (Jacob deGrom)...Became the first Phillie with multiple HR at 3 different fielding positions in a season since Mariano Duncan in 1994 (4 HR at 2nd base, 2 HR at 3rd base and 2 HR at SS)... Made 115 starts: 57 in CF, 37 at 3rd base, 12 at SS, 6 at 2nd base and 3 in LF...Collected 57 XBH (34 2B, 4 3B, 19 HR) in 126 games and 500 PA after collecting 33 XBH in 147 games and 484 PA in 2018.
Among all NL rookies, ranked T-3rd in SB (10), 4th in doubles (23), 5th in hits (102) & runs (55), T-5th in multi-hit games (23), 6th in XBH (33), 7th in TB (153) and T-8th in walks (24)... The Phillies went 36-13 when he scored a run and 18-7 when he collected at least 1 RBI in a game... Made his ML debut as a starter at 3rd base on 3/30 at ATL and singled off Mike Foltynewicz for his first career hit...Collected 2 doubles on 3/31 at ATL, his first ML extra-base hits... Collected his first career walk and run on 4/5 vs MIA; made his first ML start in the outfield that same day (RF)... Became the first MLB player in the modern era (since 1900) to hit his first career home run, grand slam and walk-off RBI in 3 straight games (no order of achievements)... Notched his first ML RBI, 4/7 vs MIA... Hit his first career HR, 4/9 vs CIN (Cody Reed)...Slugged his first ML grand slam on 4/10 in the 8th inning vs CIN (Tanner Rainey)...Collected his first career walk-off RBI, 4/11 vs CIN (sac fly in 12th inning)... On 4/11 vs CIN, registered his first career OF assist; became first Phillie with an OF assist and walk-off RBI in the same game since Shane Victorino (9/3/06 vs ATL, gm 1)...Snapped a 167 at-bat homerless stretch with his HR in the 1st inning on 6/12 vs COL; also tied his career high with 4 RBI (other: 4/10 vs CIN)...Had the most hits (75) by a Phillies rookie prior to the All-Star break since 2001, when Jimmy Rollins had 98...Made his first professional pitching appearance on 8/16 vs NYM (gm 1)...Was one of two Phillies with at least 10 stolen bases and 20 doubles in their rookie season since 2004 (other: Odúbel Herrera in 2015)...Made 116 starts: 101 at shortstop, 8 at 3rd base, 3 in LF, 2 at 2nd base and 2 in RF.
Won the Paul Owens Award as the best player in the Phillies minor league system... Won the minor league Rawlings Gold Glove Award for 2nd base...Among all minor league players, ranked 4th in total bases (288), T-4th in runs (103) and T-9th in XBH (63)...Was the only player at the major or minor league level to have 25 HR and 25 SB...Was a non-roster invitee to ML spring training...Began the season with Reading (AA)... Did not make an error through his first 35 games of the season, 4/7-5/19, or in his final 47 games (including playoffs), 7/17-9/4...Was named Phillies Minor League Defender of the Month in April, and again in August...Named Eastern League Player of the Month and Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month for May (.325, 7 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 10 RBI)...Was promoted to Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 6/26...At the time of his promotion, led the EL in runs (62) & SLG % (.608), T-1st in HR (18), ranked 2nd in SB (19) and 7th in AVG (.313)...Played for Team USA in the All-Star Futures Game (0-1), 7/9 at Marlins Park...Had a 16-game hitting streak, 7/14-30 (.314, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 7 RBI)...Led the International League and set a Lehigh Valley record with a 23-game hitting streak, 8/2-25 (.320, 6 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 5 RBI)...Became the 1st player in Lehigh Valley history to lead off the game with an inside-the-park HR, 8/19 at Charlotte...Had the first 3 multi-HR games of his professional career...Combined, batted .304 (165-543), 29 2B, 8 3B, 26 HR, 65 RBI, 41 BB, 29 SB, .359 OBP, .889 OPS in 132 games between both levels...Following the season, was named by Baseball America as the 3rd-best prospect in the Phillies minor league system, 31st-best prospect in baseball and top 2nd base prospect.