Keep your eyes open for the next move. Lots of different possibilities.
4. ________________, RHP
Ht/Wt: 6’5″ 210 lbs
Levels Played, 2018: N/A
Acquired: 201_ MLB Draft, 1st Round
2018 Stats: N/A
7/23 – Eric Skoglund assigned to NWA on rehab
7/23 – Luis Lugo assigned to NWA
7/23 – Dallas Beeler released
7/24 – Blaine Boyer assigned to NWA on rehab
7/24 – Jesse Hahn assigned to NWA on rehab
7/28 – Andres Machado recalled by Kansas City Royals
7/29 – Andres Machado optioned to NWA
Top 10 First Basemen
#7 Nick Pratto
Hit: 55 Power: 55 Run: 40 Arm: 55 Field: 60 Overall: 50
Still, the Royals are likely (per Mellinger) to bring in somewhere between $60-80M a year from the regional broadcast, a ~20% boost in revenue. Obviously all of that isn’t going towards on the field talent, but it’s not unreasonable to think that half or so could be spent towards player salaries.
While attending UNLV, Isbel had a very nice career. Hitting a career slash of .322/.390/.512 with 40 doubles, 15 triples, and 21 home runs over three years and 170 games. What I find to be impressive was his plate discipline. He struck out just 124 times while walking 69 times. That’s good enough for a 1.8:1 strikeout to walk ratio.