• Full name Scott M. Kingery
  • Born 04/29/1994 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Arizona
  • Debut 03/30/2018
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (48th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015 (signed for $1,259,600).
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    Converting from center field to second base for his junior year at Arizona, Kingery turned out to be one of the bigger surprises of the 2015 college season. The Phoenix-area product had led the Pacific-12 Conference in batting all year and ranked among the national top 10 with two weeks remaining in the regular season. Kingery is a top-of-the-order line-drive hitter with a short stroke and plus-plus speed. Scouts get times faster than 4.1 seconds on him to first base from the right side, yet Kingery lacks true basestealing instincts. He has a modest 5-foot-11, 175-pound frame but with solid hand strength and a compact short stroke at the plate. After drawing 33 walks as a sophomore, he had just nine as a junior, but his greater aggression had paid off in more power, both to the gaps and at times with some loft in his swing. He's a solid defender at second base and has an average arm for some, though it's likely not enough for a consistent role on the left side of the infield. He could wind up back in the outfield as well if he hits enough to be a regular. Undrafted out of high school and a recruited walk-on to Arizona, Kingery is a grinder who drew multiple comparisons to big league veteran and fellow Arizona native Ian Kinsler, albeit with less power.

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  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018

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  • SS Scott Kingery roster status changed by Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Philadelphia Phillies invited non-roster SS Scott Kingery and to spring training.

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