Phillies Prospect Breakdown: Simon Muzziotti, OF, LV Iron Pigs, AAA

The Player

Muzziotti initially signed with the Red Sox in 2015 but was declared a free agent again after Boston was deemed to have violated international signing rules. He signed with the Phillies a year later. His development has been stunted by the pandemic and a visa issue that kept him in Venezuela in 2021. He made his big-league debut in 2022 but has amassed just seven big-league at-bats in his career. He spent all of 2023 with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Strengths

Muzziotti is a solid player without a standout tool, but he’s in the wrong organization. The Phillies are well-stocked with left-handed-hitting outfielders and could not find a spot for him all season. He’s got a decent enough impact but must do a much better job staying within the strike zone and improving his barrel accuracy.

 Muzziotti is a decent defender who can handle center field in a pinch but is best suited for a corner, where his fringy power would put pressure on his bat. He’s an above-average runner.

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Weaknesses

Plate discipline and explosive bat movement are the main things that need to be worked on for him to make the jump to the MLB.

Projection

Muzziotti retained his spot on the Phillies’ 40-man roster and will likely report to Triple-A again in 2024. He’s a backup outfielder on a championship club with a chance at more playing time on a non-contender.

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