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Phillies select Bryson Stott in first round of June 2019 Draft

June 3, 2019

The Phillies have selected Bryson Stott, a 21-year-old shortstop from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in the first round (No. 14 overall) of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, Johnny Almaraz, Director of Amateur Scouting, announced tonight. Stott batted .356 with 20 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 36 RBI,

The Phillies have selected Bryson Stott, a 21-year-old shortstop from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in the first round (No. 14 overall) of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, Johnny Almaraz, Director of Amateur Scouting, announced tonight.

Stott batted .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. He led UNLV with 28 multi-hit games this season and last year, during his sophomore campaign, he led the nation with 30 doubles.

A 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Las Vegas, Nev., Stott was selected as a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, which recognizes the nation’s top collegiate shortstop. He was also named the Mountain West’s Tony Gwynn Co-Player of the Year and selected as a Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Stott batted .340 with 61 doubles, seven triples, 15 home runs, 97 RBI, 157 runs, 109 walks, 34 stolen bases, a .433 on-base percentage and a .515 slugging percentage in 171 games over his three-year collegiate career.

“We selected a dynamic middle infielder who can play exceptional defense, hit for average and hit for power,” Almaraz said. “He is a leader, has tremendous intangibles and we expect great things from him.”

Stott, a left-handed hitter, is the first collegiate shortstop selected by the Phillies in the first round since the first amateur draft was held in 1965.

The Phillies’ next selection in the draft will be in the third round with the 91st overall pick tomorrow.