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5 MLB Prospects Who Could Debut Soon

This week we have seen two of the top prospects Jordan Beck of Colorado and Tyler Black of Milwaukee get the call to the Majors Leagues and make their debuts. This begs the question who will be the next ones up? In this article, I will be breaking down five prospects who could debut in the coming days if not weeks. As always I will give some shallow league names to watch as well as some deep dynasty players. Let’s dive into five prospects who could debut soon with there major league clubs.

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5 MLB Prospects Who Could Debut Soon.

Kyle Manzardo, 1B CLE

(25 GP, .304/.382/.609, 7 HR, 20 R, 18 RBI)

Cleveland could be calling up one of their top prospects here soon. Kyle Manzardo has been on an absolute tear in Triple-A Columbus. Over his last 10 games played Manzardo has gone 15-38 (.395 AVG) with 6 HR, 12 runs, and RBIs and has walked four times. On the season the numbers are just as impressive as he has slashed .304/.382/.609 with seven home runs, 20 runs scored, and 18 RBIs. At the plate, Manzardo continues to be a disciplined hitter walking 12.7% while striking out just 17.3% of his 110 plate appearances so far this season. This Guardians team is lacking power and Manzardo could be the remedy to their needs. Keep your eye on this top prospect as he closes in on his chance to shine.

Christian Scott, RHP NYM

(5 GS, 25.1 IP, 36 K, 12.79 K/9, 3.20 ERA)

What seems to be the long-awaited debut of the Met’s top pitching prospect Christian Scott might be soon upon us. The Mets recently took Scott off his normal rotational turn pitching him on four days rest. This is interesting because the Mets are playing the Tampa Bay Rays starting on Friday. With his start moved to Sunday the Mets could call him up to start the game against Scott’s hometown team. On the season, Christian Scott is absolutely deserving of this promotion as he has started in five games, striking out 36 batters over 25.1 innings pitched, good for a 12.79 K/9, and currently sports a 3.20 ERA. With the walks manageable at 2.13 BB/9 and the batting average against at .136 there looks to be little else for Scott to prove.

Caleb Durbin, 2B NYY

(27 GP, .294/.425/.371, 2 HR, 20 R, 22 RBI, 12 SB)

One of the best fundamental hitters in the Yankee’s organization could be on the cusp of a call to the big leagues. Caleb Durbin has been fantastic this season after implementing some swing changes in the AFL back in November. In 27 games played Durbin is slashing .294/.425/.471 with two home runs, 20 runs scored, 22 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases for Triple-A Scranton. The walk rate has increased over the previous season to 17.3% while the strikeout rate remains solid at 11% across 127 plate appearances. To this point, Caleb Durbin has been primarily a second baseman in his minor league career but do not be surprised if he takes on a super utility role if given an opportunity with the Yankees. Caleb Durbin is rostered in 5% of Fantrax Leagues.

Mason Black, RHP SFG

(5 GS, 22.2 IP, 25 K, 9.93 K/9, 1.19 ERA)

One of the best pitching prospects currently in the PCL and getting done early on has been Mason Black. The 24-year-old righty out of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania has been excellent since being drafted in the third round of the 2021 MLB Draft. Featuring a four-seam fastball, slider, and chang-up Black has found success by locating the fastball and swing-and-miss with the slider. In five games started in Triple-A Sacramento Black has 25 strikeouts over 22.2 innings pitched, good for a 9.93 K/9 while sporting a 1.19 ERA in a hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Black has done a great job limiting the walks to 1.99 BB/9 while having a .198 average against. There looks to be little left for Black to prove as he awaits the call to the Giants.

Darren Baker, 2B WSH

(20 GP, .342/.417/.397, 11 R, 12 RBI, 11 SB)

Son of skipper Dusty Baker, Darren has strung together two solid seasons heading into 2024. Now in Triple-A Rochester, Baker has been excellent early on. In 20 games played Baker is slashing .342/.417/.397 with 11 runs scored, 12 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases. At the plate, Baker works the counts for a pitch to hit and when he doesn’t he is walking 11.8% while striking out just 15.3% of his 85 plate appearances thus far. Currently, the Nationals have Rule 5 pick Nasim Nunez on the bench who hasn’t recorded a hit in his eight games played primarily being used as a pinch runner. Upside-wise Baker could be a solid bat off the bench or a defensive replacement around the diamond with speed and an advanced eye at the plate. Darren Baker is 1% rostered in Fantrax Leagues.

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