Of the names we expected to see moved, Brandon Marsh was not one of them. However, according to Jeff Passan, the bearded flash is on his way to the City of Brotherly Love.
Logan O’hoppe, a catcher in AA will be the return for Marsh.
Stay tuned for further updates and analysis.
Update: Logan O’Hoppe is having a great season in AA, hitting .275 and carrying a lofty .392 on base percentage. There’s some pop in that bat too, as evidenced by the .888 OPS. He’s 22 years old and should be in the bigs as early as next year.
MLB had O’Hoppe rated the third best prospect in the Phillies organization. Here’s a bit of a scouting report on him.
O’Hoppe was honored with the Sportsmanship Award in the Arizona Fall League as the player other players most liked to work with. That’s a very important trait in a catcher and continues Perry Minasian’s goal of creating a good clubhouse.
I wish Marsh the best. I thought he’d patrol center and let Trout move to a corner. But if O’Hoppe is what he’s supposed to be, this will be a win for all involved.