MLB Prospect Report: August 5
Matt Selz takes a look at some prospects that have already come up and those slated to come up shortly.
The season is a few weeks old and now that the prospects can be controlled for an extra year, we’re seeing some top prospects come up for teams trying to make a playoff push in this shortened season and enlarged playoff field. Let’s take a look at some of the latest call ups for their teams and a few who could be coming up sooner rather than later.
Jo Adell OF LAA - It’s not every day that a top-five prospect in baseball gets called up but that’s just what we’ve got with Adell getting called up. It’s an interesting time to call up Adell as Trout also played on Tuesday coming back from the Paternity List and how much work could he have really done on his defense at the satellite site? It’s like the same excuse the Cubs gave for keeping Kris Bryant down for a handful of games to extend control. No matter the reason, Adell has been given the right field role and pushed Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin into a platoon of left field for the rest of the way according to Joe Maddon....