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Minor-league week in review: Logan O’Hoppe keeps hitting homers


Logan O’Hoppe has 11 home runs in Double-A (Cheryl Pursell)

Phillies catching prospect Logan O’Hoppe continued his power-hitting tear in the latest week of the minor-league season.

The 22-year-old clubbed three more home runs in five games played in Double-A Reading’s six-game series at Hartford, bringing his season total to 11.

Despite O’Hoppe’s efforts, the Fightins dropped three straight to end the weekend to bring their record to 21-30; the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs are 30-24; the High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws are 19-30; the Low-A Clearwater Threshers are 26-24.

O’Hoppe keeps displaying power

After a bit of a slow start at the plate this season, O’Hoppe’s bat has been the brightest spot on the Reading roster since mid-May. On Wednesday, he kept it going with a home run in the second game of his team’s series against the Yard Goats.

O’Hoppe only got hotter as the weekend rolled around, hitting a double and a grand slam on Saturday and going yard once again on Sunday:

The former 23rd-round pick broke out last season as he hit 17 homers across three levels, but he’s now on pace to exceed his promising 2021 campaign with 11 home runs and a .997 OPS in 44 games so far this year.

Threshers’ Yonamine delivers two straight walk-offs

Clearwater first baseman Micah Yonamine helped lift the Threshers to consecutive walk-off victories over Dunedin on Friday and Saturday.

The 21-year-old completed a three-run ninth inning on Friday with a game-winning single to down the Blue Jays 5-4. The very next game, Anthony Quirion and Yonamine slugged back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 3-2:

Yonamine, a 29th rounder in 2019, has a .632 OPS in 26 games this season and only two home runs. However, his latest long ball came at a crucial time for a Threshers team hovering around .500 in the Florida State League.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Steve

    June 6, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    TRADE HOSKINS ASAP.
    HE IS GOING BACKWARDS
    200 AB’s .216 8 HR’s
    below average defense
    Bring up Darrick Hall
    .268 15 HR’s 53 RBIs
    Give JT some time at 1B
    Give Stubbs more starts

  2. Mike

    June 8, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    Dead on Steve. Hoskins has always been a fraud. I think he’s @29. He ain’t getting better. Dump him now when there’s still minor value.

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