2022 Phuture Phillies #3 Prospect: Andrew Painter

Andrew Painter is the Readers’ selection for the #3 prospect. 

Andrew Patrick Painter was born in Pompano Beach, Florida to parents Pete and Leslie.  He attended Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale.  As a freshman, Painter committed to the University of Florida.

2018: During his freshman year, Painter made 4 starts among his 9 appearances.  He posted a 5-0 record, threw 23.0 innings, had one complete game, walked 9, struck out 38, posted a 0.30 ERA, and 0.78 WHIP.

The summer after his freshman year, Painter played for the USA Baseball 15U National Team in Panama where he earned a Gold Medal and was named to the All-World team.

2019: As a sophomore, Painter posted a 7-2 record in 11 appearances, all starts.  He had 3 complete games.  In 53.2 innings, Painter walked 11, struck out 77, posted a 1.43 ERA, and a 0.80 WHIP.  His team went to the state 4A championship game.

During that summer, Painter was named to the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field  He was one of two juniors selected.

2020: As a junior, Painter posted a 2-1 record in 4 appearances, 3 starts.  In 15.0 innings, he allowed just one run, walked 7, struck out 33 batters, posted a 0.47 ERA, and a 0.73 WHIP.  The rest of the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021: As a senior, Painter posted a 6-1 record in 11 appearances, 5 starts.  He had 3 complete games, one shutout.  In 47.0 innings, he walked 15 batters, struck out 93 batters, posted a 0.30 ERA, and 0.70 WHIP.  He was named the 2021 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year.

Painter’s career totals at Calvary Christian Academy were –

  • 35 appearances
  • 26 starts
  • 20 wins – 4 losses
  • 7 complete games
  • 1 shutout
  • 138.2 innings pitched (over 4 seasons, including a shortened 2020 season)
  • 25 runs, 15 earned runs
  • 63 hits
  • 42 walks (2.7 BB/9), 241 strikeouts (15.6 K/9)
  • 8 HBP, 1 balk, 1 wild pitch
  • 1 stolen base
  • 0.76 ERA, 0.76 WHIP

The Phillies selected Andrew Painter in the first round of the 2021 Rule 4 Draft.  He was the 13th pick overall.

The ever-cautious Phillies didn’t activate Painter until September.  He started 4 games for the FCL Phillies in the Complex League and pitched a total of 6.0 innings.  He allowed 4 hits, gave up 0 runs, walked none, and struck out 12 batters.  He had a 0.667 WHIP, faced 21 batters, had an 18.0 K/9, and a 57.1 K%.  In his final start, Painter struck out 5 of 7 batters in 2.0 innings.

Complex level hitters seemed to be over-matched against Painter.  In spite of just 6.0 innings at rookie-level, Painter will likely start with the Clearwater Threshers in Low-A where he is probably going to face the same type of hitter he dominated at the Complex.  Barring anything other than a normal minor league season, Painter could finish the season at Jersey Shore.

Just like yesterday, I can conceive of a deal where I would include Andrew Painter.  He could be another generational talent.  Wouldn’t it be great to have 40% of the starting rotation in 2024 locked down with a couple of young arms?

2 thoughts on “2022 Phuture Phillies #3 Prospect: Andrew Painter

  1. I believe you CAN’T conceive of a deal with him. I would love to see the Phils place Abel and Painter at CWater together and let them push each other and learn from each other.

    1. Murray … yes … and draft a college pitcher (preferably a “lefty”) with their 1-17 pick this summer; someone like Connor Prielipp or Reggie Crawford or Hunter Barco. That would give the club three TOR prospects, all around the same age, and really set them up for future success. Grow the arms. Buy the bats.

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