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Law scouting notebook: Can Phillies prospect keep new power?

Second-base prospect Scott Kingery is hitting for more power than anyone ever expected, but will it stick? Mike Janes/Four Seam Images/AP

Before the season, I ranked Scott Kingery No. 6 in the Philadelphia Phillies' system. He was the Phillies' second-round pick in 2015 out of the University of Arizona, but I had the second baseman ranked as a first-round talent because of his plus speed and defense and his outstanding contact skills. He performed well his first year in pro ball, but it’s what he's done this year for Double-A Reading -- slugging .604 with a .979 OPS -- that really defies anyone's expectations for him before this season.