Phillies Considering 19-Year Old Prospect For Season-Opening Starting Rotation

According to multiple sources, the Philadelphia Phillies are considering top prospect Andrew Painter for their season-opening starting rotation.

With a strong performance this spring in the Grapefruit League, Painter could very well force himself onto the team's Opening Day roster.

The nineteen-year-old posted a stellar 1.56 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 155 strikeouts over 103.2 innings of work this past season, split between three minor-league levels.

Painter is considered one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball and has been developing at a rapid pace. 

It would be quite the feat if the 6-foot-7, 215 pounds teenager opens the 2023 season in the majors. 

Regardless, Painter is looking like he's going to be a very good pitcher for a long time. He was the Phillies' first-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.
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