Kingery Gets Promoted to Triple A

By Eric G. Stark

According to, Reading Fightin’ Phils second baseman Scotty Kingery was promoted to the Triple A Leigh Valley Iron Pigs.

I was at his last game for the Fightin’ Phils Sunday, and he made an impression, collecting three more hits while serving as the designated hitter during the game.

I saw him six times at Reading over the last two seasons. I am impressed. He can really hit. He is fast and he as some power. He also fields his position very well. My son, Jesse, 6, paid attention very time Kingery came to the plate. We loved to watch how aggressive he was on the base pads.

Scott Kingery takes a lead off third bass Sunday afernoon against Trenton. He made his last game in Reading count, going 3-for-4 on the afternoon. Here is a photo from Sunday’s game, where he collected three singles. Photo by Eric G. Stark.

Kingery, 23, a second round pick from the University of Arizona in 2015, was named the Eastern League Player of the Month in May. To say he dominated at Double-A would be an understatement.

He leaves Reading batting a team-best .313 and leading the Eastern League in homers (18), slugging percentage (.608), total bases (169), extra-base hits (41) and runs scored (62). He is second in stolen bases (19) and triples (5).

Kingery’s promotion came three days after the Fightins sent another top hitter, outfielder Andrew Pullin, to Triple-A.

Pullin, a 23-year-old leftfielder, batted .308 at Reading with 14 homers and a .368 on-base percentage in 67 games this season.

Dating back to last season, Pullin has  more than 450 at-bats at Double-A and is one of the Philadelphia Phillies most consistent hitters.

One last thing, the Iron Pigs team is loaded with talented players. Can anyone say road trip?

Andrew Pullin was promoted to Triple-A earlier this week. Photo by Eric Stark
Andrew Pullin warms up in the on deck circle during a May game in Reading. by Eric Stark
Andrew Pullin. by Eric Stark

2 thoughts on “Kingery Gets Promoted

  1. How is this going to affect Reading? They were a little painful to watch yesterday. The other players need to step up to continue to get the job done.

    1. It will impact the team, as he not only led the team but the league in several offensive categories, including HRs and runs. Glad I got to see him. Some player don’t live up to the hype or look very impressive. He looks like a future star. He runs out every ball and looks like a future star.

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