He’s been an underdog for quite some time, but former Wildcat Scott Kingery is finally starting to command respect amid an All-Star-like season!
It’s been quite the journey for former Wildcat baseball star Scott Kingery. From high school stardom at Mountain Pointe in Phoenix, AZ, Kingery would receive no major offers, coming to Tucson to walk on for the Wildcats in 2013.
With virtually no hype or expectations, Kingery would turn some heads in his freshman season with the Wildcats, as he would appear in 41 games, getting 30 starts. That freshman year, he would end up with a .261 batting average with 18 RBI’s, five doubles and three triples.
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He would back that up with an even better sophomore year! In year two with the Cats, Kingery would bat an impressive .354 from the plate, hitting just one home run, but batting in 26 RBI’s, 11 doubles and four triples.
However, none of that would compare to the Pac-12 Player of the Year season he would have as a junior. Mostly playing infield for the Cats, Kingery would finish the season batting .392 from the plate, hitting five home runs, 36 RBI’s, 15 doubles and fives triples.
With all that production and success, it would help Scott in eventually becoming the 48th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.
So, from high school stardom, to having to walk-on, Kingery would prove his doubters wrong along the way, signing a substantial bonus as he joined the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization.
Fast forward a few years, and now Kingery is in the midst of his second season at the Major League level, and boy is he making the most of his opportunities.
Through 35 games this season, Kingery is putting up All-Star-like numbers. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the scrappy utility player is batting an impressive .324 with seven home runs, 18 RBI’s and 10 doubles.
Well, thanks to his spectacular play, the Phillies sit at 38-30 just a game out of first place in the National League East.
While it’s still a little ways from the All-Star game, Kingery is certainly making a name for himself and is perhaps drawing some hype for the All-Star game itself! Heck, he’s certainly earned it! He’s been impressive virtually every where he’s gone!
What Kingery is doing this year isn’t surprising us!
At Zona Zealots, we’re happy to see Scott find success and hope he can continue his dominant play! He surely has the support of us fans here! As always, Bear Down, Arizona!