Former Arizona Wildcats outfielder and second baseman Scott Kingery has been slugging the ball all year in Double-A, and on the second anniversary of his first professional game, was promoted to the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A team, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
His first two games for the squad have been incredible.
In his debut, he picked up his first hit at the highest level of Minor League Baseball, and also made a spectacular catch at second base.
He does from the dish, and he does it in the field...in other words @ScottyJetpax25 does it all, welcome to the Valley! pic.twitter.com/v8pA1TrKl7— Whiz Kids (@IronPigs) June 27, 2017
That was his first at-bat and first ball hit in his direction with Lehigh Valley.
But wait! That’s not enough!
In his second game, Kingery regained his rightful place atop MiLB’s home run charts with not one, but two long balls on Tuesday.
We think @ScottyJetpax25 is gonna do just fine here in the Valley. He launches his first career Triple-A HR to lead things off tonight. pic.twitter.com/0Zg1W3dsW2— Whiz Kids (@IronPigs) June 28, 2017
Scotty so nice, he homers twice! @ScottyJetpax25 launches his 2nd homer of the game, a 2-run shot to left. #AllHailTheKing pic.twitter.com/AngJW6KEwC— Whiz Kids (@IronPigs) June 28, 2017
“Obviously I was just trying to get a hit or at least a couple,” Kingery said after the multi-homer game. “It’s funny because I was talking to people yesterday and said ‘Hey maybe I’m turning back into a singles hitter’ cuz I didn’t have any home runs the past ten or so games.”
#Phillies 2B prospect Scott Kingery talks about his 2 HR night in his second game for the #IronPigs. pic.twitter.com/mk8RYHFsk0— Marc Narducci (@sjnard) June 28, 2017
It seems like a sure thing that Kingery will be a September call up at the least for this team. His problem is that the Phillies have a good second baseman in Cesar Hernandez right now, though he’s currently on the DL with an oblique injury. Howie Kendrick is also on the team and can be used at second base as well as in the outfield.
Either way, Kingery is making some serious noise and could be on the fast track to the big leagues.