Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott has enjoyed a strong start to the 2023 MLB season and that trend continued Tuesday with the second-year player setting a new franchise record.
Stott delivered a hit for the 17th-straight game to begin the season, surpassing Willie “Puddin’ Head” Jones in the Phillies all-time record books. His leadoff single against the Chicago White Sox helped the 25-year-old increase his batting average to .380 this season.
With his 1st inning single, Bryson Stott has now hit in 17 straight games to begin the season, setting a modern day Phillies franchise record (since 1900). Puddin’ Head Jones had a 16-game hitting streak to begin the 1950 season. https://t.co/prqyKXE3ii
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Stott has also contributed a .389 on-base percentage and a .507 slugging percentage as he continued as the Phillies leadoff hitter this season. He has also added six RBI’s, three stolen bases, and four runs as the Phillies continue their move up the N.L. East standings.
His .380 batting average leads the team in front of center fielder Brandon Marsh and first baseman Alec Bohm. Trea Turner, Edmundo Sosa, and Josh Harrison also have averages above .300 so far in 2023.
The Phillies will hope Stott can continue his impressive start to 2023 as the Phillies continue their four-game series in Chicago before returning to Citizens Bank Park next weekend.