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Phillies Top Pitching Prospect Set to Make MLB Debut

Per reports, Phillies’ top pitching prospect, Spencer Howard, will make his MLB debut on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies face the Braves in a doubleheader on Sunday and needed a spot start for the first of two games.

Spencer Howard could be an X-Factor for the Phillies the rest of the season. As their second top prospect and 37th prospect overall, he has a ton of potential. (Alec Bohm is the Phillies top prospect.) The hope is that he’ll be able to get called up and fill in as a reliable third starter in the rotation, and possibly ace later in his career.

The 24-year-old prospect was a second-round pick by the organization back in the 2017 MLB draft. In his six starts with Double-A Reading last season, Howard was dominant as he recorded an ERA of 2.35 in six starts.

If Howard can take a spot in the rotation, this may also push Vince Velasquez to a bullpen role. Velasquez would be much better for the team as a relief pitcher as he struggles with pitch counts.

As a Phillies fan, this is extremely exciting news, and I’m hoping for the best when Howard makes his debut on Sunday.


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