By Melody Miller
Here’s what Phils prospect Andrew Painter did in Double-A Reading’s 11-0 win over New Hampshire:
Five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while fanning nine batters.
The first-round (13th overall) selection in the 2021 MLB Draft has made a quick incline through the Phillies’ farm system. He began this season with Single-A Clearwater and had made his way up two levels prior to the big leagues.
In his 2022 campaign, the 19-year-old has made 21 starts and tossed 99 2/3 innings while fanning 150 batters. He’s proven that he can hang at the next level, accumulating a 1.11 ERA at Double-A over four starts. — Ethan Sands