After we waited far too long for it to begin, the Rhys Hoskins Era is finally upon us in Philadelphia.
The Phillies will reportedly call up one of their top prospects on Thursday for their series-opening game against the New York Mets.
Rhys Hoskins will be added to the Phillies roster today, according to a source.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 10, 2017
Hoskins is primarily a first baseman, but he has been playing in the outfield in Triple-A for the past few days, perhaps in preparation of filling a void left in Philadelphia by the injury to Aaron Altherr.
The 24-year old is still seen as the potential first baseman of the future, though.
Hoskins is one of the top prospects in the Phillies organization and one of the top 75 prospects in all of baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com.
Hoskins is batting .284 with 29 home runs and 91 RBI with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs this season.
Best case scenario for the Phillies is that the power helps him develop into the next Ryan Howard.
Why stop here, Philly? Scott Kingery's ready. Dylan Cozens can mash. We're ready to see them all.
The team has nothing to lose this season, though, so they may as well try to get Hoskins' bat in the lineup, even if that means playing some outfield.