The royal family announced on Thursday that they had called up the best possible initial base Nick Prato from Triple-A Omaha as one of eight players to join the Major League roster. Also come to the majors are the catcher Sebastian Riveroplayer Michael Garcia and left Angel Zerba, which was recalled from Double-A Arkansas. In addition, members of the royal family have chosen contracts for player / defensive player Nate Eatoncatcher Freddy Fermindefensive player Brewer Hecklen and player Michael Massey from Omaha.
The deluge of additions comes in conjunction with the previously announced roster of ten current royals heading to the restricted roster ahead of the team’s road series against the Blue Jays, as travel restrictions prevent non-vaccinated athletes from entering Canada. Andrew BenintendeAnd the Dylan ColemanAnd the Hunter DozerAnd the Cam GallagherAnd the Kyle IsbleAnd the Brad KeelerAnd the MG MelendezAnd the Wait MerryfieldAnd the Brady Singer And the Michael A. Taylor All are now officially on the restricted list.
As Ann Rogers of MLB.com Tweets, the places on the list of starting bowlers placed on the restricted list (such as Singer, Keller) can only be filled four days after their last bowl, according to MLB rules, which explains the discrepancy between eight players added versus the ten who entered the restricted. existing.
Members of the royal family indicated in today’s announcement that they expect to add “up to other players” to the Major League roster over the course of the series. They will make another addition tomorrow and one on Sunday. Any player whose contracts have been selected to the 40-man roster for this series can be traced back to Triple-A without first having to clear waivers, given their status as Covid-19-related substitutes.
The Prato upgrade is the most prominent among the group. The 14th overall pick in the 2017 draft, the California high school producer slowly advanced up the minor league ladder. He had a poor showing of 2019 at High-A, and the cancellation of the following minor league season hit his potential stocks ahead of 2021. The minor is a top two. It came with some troubling strike numbers, but Prato’s combination of power and massive walking totals was enough to put it firmly in the prospect’s mind. He entered the season as the 43rd General Agricultural Worker in American baseball.
Set to open this year, Pratto in Omaha has basically started where it left off. He hit 17 more long balls and pulled in a whopping 15.1% clip, but managed over 30% of his trips to the plate. The end result — a .240/ .374/ .484 line through 337 panel appearances — is still excellent. However, members of the royal family have brought up a great potential colleague Vinnie Pasquantino ahead of Prato, seemingly preferring to have a long leash to settle the strike fears of the Alawite minors. It’s very likely he’ll return to Omaha after the Jays series, but Kansas City fans will at least get their first glimpse of a player they hope will eventually develop into a mid-ranking bat.
It will almost certainly be a short time for the group of players that have been temporarily added to the list of 40 players. Hicklen was briefly called up as a replacement for COVID earlier in the season. Fermin, Massey and Eaton all have chances to make their league debuts in the coming days. Fermin, the former international signed outside of Venezuela, has scored 242/.357/.422 with Omaha this season.
Massey, a fourth round from Illinois in 2019, was recently named the No. 8 prospect in the Kansas City system by Baseball America. He’s owning a .348/ .408/ .630 streak with six homeowners in 24 games since hitting Omaha last month, and he’s sure to have a permanent spot on the 40-man roster by next season (when Kansas City needs) to add him to keep him from being picked. in draft Article 5). Eaton is a former pick in the 21st round of the VMI. The BA recently ranked 29th in the Farm System for displaying .329/ .388/ .591 with Storm Chasers.
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