Bryson Stott is the Phuture Phillies’ Readers’ Top Pick.
Bryson Jeremy Stott was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. His parents are Derek and Shana Stott. He has two siblings, Brennen and Breauna Stott. His father played football at UNLV from 1988-91.
2013-2016: Stott graduated from Desert Oasis High School in 2016. He lettered all four years in baseball. His teams made four straight playoff appearances, including a 2015 conference title and a combined record of 80-58. He earned 2016 Southern Nevada Player of the Year honors and was All-Southern Nevada First Team. He was selected to the 2016 Nevada Preps All-State Team. He earned all-league first-team honors three straight years (2014-16) and All-Sunset Region recognition four consecutive years. He hit above .336 in three of four seasons, which included a senior season with a .410 average, 17 doubles, and three home runs. He led the 2016 squad in hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, total bases, and slugging percentage. He was named the American Legion’s 2016 Gold Player of the Year. He led the Las Vegas Aces to the 2016 Nevada State American Legion Tournament title with a .692 average, nine hits, seven runs, and five RBI which led to his being voted the Most Outstanding Player.
2017: Stott was named to Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman All-American Team. He was voted Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year and All-Conference Second Team. He started all 54 starts at shortstop. He batted .294/.359/.379, with 63 hits, 14 of which went for extra bases (11 doubles, two triples, and one home run), 29 RBI, 22 walks, 4 stolen bases, and 31 runs scored.
He went on to play in 71 games for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the college summer Northwoods League where he hit .352/.442/.451/.893 in 342 plate appearances. He had 100 hits, 72 runs scored, 17 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HRs, 51 RBI, 26 stolen bases in 29 attempts, 49 walks (14.3%), and 30 strikeouts (8.8%).
2018: Named to Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game/Rawlings’ All-America Third Teams. He was named to the Mountain West’s All-Conference First Team and selected the Mountain West’s Player of the Week once. He was ranked in the top 100 of nine NCAA statistical categories including No. 1 with 30 doubles, No. 15 in hits (92), No. 18 in toughest to strikeout (14.0), No. 19 in hits per game (1.56), No. 42 in runs (61), No. 45 in total bases (140), and No. 53 in both batting average (.365) and runs per game (1.03). He tied UNLV’s single-season record for doubles with 30, led the Rebels in batting average, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, hit-by-pitch (five), on-base percentage (.442), stolen bases (14), and multiple-hit games (33). He started all 59 games at shortstop. He had 37 extra-base hits (30 doubles, three triples, and four home runs). He had 32 RBI, 32 walks, and a .556 slugging percentage.
During the summer, Stott split time between the USA Collegiate National Team (.260/.340/.333 with one HR, 5 walks, and 11 strikeouts in 49 plate appearances) and Wareham in the Cape Cod League (.275/.383/.325 with 2 doubles, 4 stolen bases in 4 attempts, 7 walks, and 8 strikeouts in 47 plate appearances).
2019: Named a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award(designated for the top collegiate shortstop in the country) and a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes. Named Perfect Game/Rawlings College All-Americans Second Team and Collegiate Baseball All-Americans Third Team. Named 2019 All-Mountain West All-Conference First Team. Tony Gwynn Co-Players of the Year. Twice named Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week.
Pre-season, named to Perfect Game/Rawlings All-America First Team; Baseball America, D1Baseball, and the NCBWA’s All-America Second Teams, and Collegiate Baseball’s All-America Third Team. Stott .336 while leading the league in runs scored (36) and doubles (13). Stott was walked 22 times in and tallied 41 hits.
Drafted in the first round (14th overall pick) by the Phillies in 2019.
Stott hit HRs in his first AB for both the GCL Phillies East and Williamsport. He posted a combined .295/.391/.494 with 9 doubles, 3 triples, 6 HRs, 27 RBI, 24 walks, and 39 strikeouts in 193 plate appearances.
2021: Stott played at three levels and posted solid numbers.
- A+ Lakewood: .288/.453/.548 in 95 PA with 5 HR, 22 BB, 22 K
- AA Reading: .301/.368/.481 in 351 PA with 22 doubles, 10 HR, 35 BB, 78 K
- AAA Lehigh Valley: .303/.439/.394 in 33 PA, with 1 HR, 8 BB, 8 K
Stott went on to open eyes in the Arizona Fall League. He slashed .318/.445/.489 in 119 PA with 7 doubles, 2 HR, 24 BB, 14 K for Peoria.
Stott shared the distinction of hitting a HR in major league spring training, Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A, and in the Arizona Fall League with teammate Logan O’Hoppe. A feat they were the first to accomplish. I believe Stott hit his first AFL HR the day after O’Hoppe.