Scott Barlow made the Sunday start for the MLB All Star team in the Japan All Star Series. You can read a Prospect Watch on him here. Barlow threw 4.1 innings getting the win while allowing 1 R on 5 H, 2 BB, and 4 K. Barlow threw 42 strikes in 65 pitches. Barlow hit the 65-pitch limit set by MLB in his start. He did a good job mixing his low-90s fastball with his 12-6 curve. Barlow didn’t use his change much, but it was effective when he did. He got some really bad swings from some really good Japanese hitters. Yadier Molina was his catcher while Whit Merrifield was his second baseman.
The Royals signed Barlow last off season giving him a spot on the 40-man roster. He made his MLB debut for the Royals on April 30 in Boston. Barlow pitched mostly long relief for the Royals last season in his short time in the majors. He threw 15.0 innings in 6 games for the Royals striking out 15 batters, walking 3, and posting a 3.60 ERA. He will be in play for a 2019 25-man roster spot for the Royals.
Picture from LA Times website.