In my wrap-up column for 2017, I take a unique look at the 262 players who made their MLB debut this season.
Lefty Tanner Scott (Orioles), righty Keury Mella (Reds) and third baseman Christian Villanueva (Padres) debuted last week, bumping the total to 261 MLB debuts this season.
Just six players made their MLB debuts last week, including Victor Arano (RHP, Phillies), Willie Calhoun (2B/LF, Rangers) and Tomas Nido (C, Mets).
Top prospects Victor Robles (CF, Nationals) and J.P. Crawford (SS, Phillies) are among this week’s truckload of 16 major league debuts.
Week 22 got off slowly, with Dave Freitas (C, Braves) quietly debuting on Friday…and then the call-up apocalypse was upon us when rosters expanded. Read on for the 25 other MLB debuts this week!
Ahead of MLB roster expansion later this week, 12 players make their major league debuts, including three players from the Reds, and Ryan Sherriff (LHP, Cardinals).
Thyago Vieira (RHP, Mariners) becomes just the fourth Brazilian-born player to debut, and Ricardo Rodriguez (RHP, Rangers) FINALLY debuts seven days after being recalled by the Rangers.
Red-hot Ryan McMahon (3B/1B, Rockies) and top prospect Dominic Smith (1B, Mets) debuted last week, but it was West Point grad Chris Rowley (RHP, Blue Jays) who shined.
Uber-prospects Amed Rosario (SS, Mets) and Ozzie Albies (SS, Braves) both debut on August 1, while Phillies right-hander Drew Anderson flies cross country to make a one-inning debut, strike out Mike Trout, and promptly get ticketed back to Double-A Reading the next day.
Rafael Devers (3B, Red Sox) and Harrison Bader (OF, Cardinals) are two high-profile call-ups among 14 players making their MLB debuts last week.