The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to finish the job in 2023.
After an incredible playoff run that took them to the World Series, the Phillies fell to the Houston Astros.
But, they reloaded this offseason, and are looking to win the whole thing this season.
Amongst the many players they acquired, no one will make a bigger impact than Trea Turner.
He comes to Philadelphia on a massive contract and adds another elite bat to the top of their lineup.
But, other than acquiring players via free agency and trade, homegrown players are impactful as well.
The Phillies have one homegrown pitcher that seems to be an ace in the making.
That is top prospect, Andrew Painter.
Painter is only 19 years old but he has a chance to make the Phillies’ opening-day roster.
At worst, he will likely be called up within the first few months of the regular season.
The righty has made one start so far in spring training.
He threw two innings, gave up three hits, and allowed one run.
But, he did have one impressive strikeout.
19-year-old Andrew Painter picks up his first K on a cutter in his Spring Training debut for the @Phillies.
MLB's No. 1 pitching prospect averaged 96.8 mph on his 19 fastballs, topping out at 99. pic.twitter.com/WPdmjWuRqO
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) March 1, 2023
Painter has elite stuff for only being 19 years old.
That was part of the reason why he was selected in the first round of the 2021 MLB draft.
It will be interesting to see how they handle Painter this season.
They are not going to want him to throw too many innings, especially at 19 years old.
But, his stuff seems to be ready for the big leagues, and he could help them compete for the World Series.NEXT: Trea Turner Comments On The WBC