Phillies Recall Former Top Prospect

It's been a long fall from grace for the former Philadelphia Phillies top prospect, but at the age of 28, he'll finally get another chance in the big leagues. Scott Kingery has been recalled from Triple-A, his first time back with the Phillies since being taken off the 40-man roster a full year ago.

The former 2nd-round draft pick came to the majors in 2018 with all sorts of hoopla, with a power-speed combination that had observers calling him the next big thing for the Phillies. He was signed to a 6-year, $24M contract, sight-unseen, before making his big league debut.

But it hasn't quite worked out as planned. Kingery disappointed in his rookie season, hitting just .226 with a .605 OPS, 8 home runs and 10 stolen bases. 2019 saw some signs of progress, as he blasted 19 homers to go with 15 SBs and a .788 OPS. 

But he hit .159 in the shortened 2020 season, and got into just 15 games in 2021, hitting .053, before being outrighted. 

He hasn't fared much better at Triple-A, hitting a combined .183 between last season and the start of this one. But with the Phillies having all sorts of injury problems at second base, he'll get another shot to show he can make it in the bigs.

Johan Camargo has been placed on the 10-day IL in a corresponding move.

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