The Los Angeles Angels are calling up prospect Jack Neto (22), who was selected in the 2022 draft.
The Angels announced on the 16th (Korean time) ahead of an away game against the Boston Red Sox that they had signed Neto to a major league contract and included him on the big league roster.
Neto started the season right after last year’s draft pick at top single-A. 메이저사이트He was later promoted to Double-A. He appeared in 37 games for both, posting a batting average of .299, on-base percentage, .377 slugging percentage, .476, 5 homers, and 27 RBIs.
With this kind of performance, he was ranked 89th in the 2023 preseason prospect ranking by’MLB.com’.
In the 2023 season, Double-A Rocket City played 7 games, went 12 hits in 27 at-bats (0.444), 3 home runs and 10 RBIs, proving that his performance last year was no accident.
You may think it’s still a small sample, but the Angels club seems to have judged that it has reached the ‘level of Hassan’ enough.
Following the call-up of Chase Silces, a player nominated for the 2021 draft last year, this time, they showed an aggressive move by calling up a prospect after a year of draft nomination.
At the same time, Neto made a name for himself as the first player to be called up to the big leagues among the 2022 draft picks.
In an interview with local media such as ‘The Athletic’, Neto was surprised at the earlier-than-expected call-up, but said, “I’m happy to be here. He feels like he just ate ‘Five Hour Energy’. I’m ready,” he said, revealing strong confidence.
David Fletcher was demoted to Triple-A. Fletcher was just 2-for-16 in eight games this season.
At the same time, right-hander Chris Rodriguez was moved to the 60-day disabled list.