To say that Ryan O’Hearn has been struggling in Kansas City this season would be an understatement. Remember July 31, 2018 when he was called up to make is MLB debut? In his second MLB at bat, O’Hearn hit his first home run, and didn’t seem to slow down the rest of the season. He put up some near historic numbers in those two months, and therefore faced high expectations going into the 2019 season.
The Kansas City Royals are calling up 25-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Josh Staumont, per Robert Murray of the Athletic (Twitter link). Staumont standing 6 foot 3, 200 pounds, was the Royals’ second round draft pick back in 2015. Staumont this year at Triple-A Omaha, in 32 games, had a 3.16 ERA and only 31 hits allowed in 51.1 innings. Walks have always been an issue with him, and this year hasn’t been a lot better for Staumont with 37 walks issued, but he has struck out 74 batters.
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