Before the season began, our minor league contributor Jay Floyd compiled our annual list of the 25 best prospects in the Phillies organization. Mike Stutes came in at #20 on the list, but after a fine showing in spring training, became one of the fastest risers in the farm system.
Stutes is now on the Phillies roster, taking the spot of the injured Jose Contreras. He will be available to pitch tonight against the Diamondbacks.
Here’s a look at a Mike Stutes scouting report from out Top 25 prospects list of 2011:
Oregon State product Mike Stutes is a righty hurler that has been impressive throughout his minor league career with the Phillies. Stutes, who stands 6’1″ and weighs 185 pounds, was in Philadelphia for two days this week, as the Phillies hosted several prospects for team seminars at Citizens Bank Park.
Formerly a starter, Stutes moved to the bullpen in 2010. Stutes earned a promotion in June after posting a 3-0 record and a 3.79 ERA in 25 games as a member of the Double A Reading Phillies. After moving to Triple A Lehigh Valley, Stutes stayed sharp, going 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA, while holding opponents to a .200 batting average in 28 outings for the IronPigs.