2015 second-rounder Andrew Stevenson (OF, Nationals) climbs the ladder quickly in Washington, while Kyle Martin (RHP, Red Sox) lends some help to a tired Boston bullpen. Anthony Banda (LHP, Diamondbacks), Andrew Kittredge (RHP, Rays) and Caleb Smith (LHP, Yankees) also debuted last week.
Garrett Cooper (1B, Yankees) is immediately thrown into fire versus the Red Sox after being traded from the Brewers, and Austin Adams (RHP, Nationals) leaves his debut outing with a dubious ERA of infinity.
It was a quiet week leading into the All-Star break, with three debuts happening on July 8, including two debuts in the same game.
Four New York Yankees highlight this week’s crop of 20 big league debuts, with one player’s debut ending in particularly heartbreaking fashion.
Mark Zagunis gets the call to the Cubs to fill in for struggling World Series hero Kyle Schwarber, and Franklin Barreto (SS, Athletics) continues the recent parade of A’s call-ups with a solid 2-for-5 debut on June 24. Oh, and FIFTEEN other players debuted last week!
The Athletics promote Daniel Gossett (RHP) and Matt Chapman (3B); Ronald Herrera (RHP) gets bumped straight from Double-A Trenton to the Yankees for some brief bullpen support, and Austin Maddox (RHP) becomes the second former Florida Gator to debut this year, joining the Red Sox’ bullpen this weekend.
The Brew Crew bumps three players, including OF Brett Phillips and OF Lewis Brinson, while Pirates reliever Edgar Santana completes his rapid ascension to the majors by debuting on June 10.
Ben Lively gave the Phillies a much-needed quality start in his MLB debut, and nine other player got the call last week – here’s the rundown!
Eleven players debuted this week, including Sam Travis (1B, Red Sox), Paul DeJong (3B, Cardinals), Drew Steckenrider (RHP, Marlins), and one player in his 13th year of pro ball who finally got the call, right-hander Arcenio Leon from the Tigers.
Anthony Alford (OF, Blue Jays) gets an emergency call-up, and the highly touted outfielder Bradley Zimmer makes his debut for Cleveland. Both players are part of this week’s eight debuts from around the big leagues.