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.
The much-anticipated major league debut of Ian Happ (2B/OF, Cubs) did not disappoint Cub fans, while utilityman Chris Bostick (LF, Pirates) and Josh Lindblom (RHP, Pirates) shared a unique bond when Bostick made his debut on May 8.
Bobby Wahl (RHP, Athletics), Magneuris Sierra (OF, Cardinals), Emilio Pagan (RHP, Mariners), Kenyan Middleton (OF, Angels) and Jose Alvarado (LHP, Rays) make the jump to the big leagues this week. Oh, and I just walked a BOATLOAD of miles to raise money to combat breast cancer. Read on to learn more!
Boog Powell (Mariners), Christian Arroyo (Giants), and Cody Bellinger (Dodgers), and the engaging story of Gift Ngoepe (SS, Pirates) highlight a fresh batch of twelve players to make their major league debuts this week, bringing our season total to 50 players already!
Just three players made their MLB debut last week, but the real news was a prior debutante, who broke the schneid of an 0-for-26 start with a base knock on April 22.
Thirteen more players make their major league debut last week, though none had to wait longer than Dylan Covey (RHP, White Sox) who finally took the mound April 14 after making the White Sox’ Opening Day roster.
I’m back with my ongoing series covering the wide array of players who make their major league debuts during the 2017 season. The first week is always a biggie!
Get a nice hot cup of coffee and have a seat. Here’s a unique, season-ending look at the 258 players who made their major league debut in 2016.
The last two weeks of the 2016 brought a quartet of Padres making their major league debuts, while Spencer Kieboom became the 257th – and last – player to debut this season.