Astros promote Alex Bregman
In a move that was expected to come for quite some time, the Astros officially promoted shortstop Alex Bregman after their game tonight. His MLB debut will come tomorrow against the Yankees.
Bregman, 22, was the Astros' 1st round (2nd overall) pick in last year's MLB Draft out of LSU. He has absolutely crushed every pitching he faced in the minor leagues and has a .986 OPS this season with 20 home runs in 368 plate appearances at Double-A and Triple-A. With Houston, Bregman is expected to fill in at both the infield and the outfield, where he has gotten some in-game experience more recently.
Diamondbacks promote Braden Shipley
The Diamondbacks promoted right-handed pitching prospect Braden Shipley to start for them tomorrow against the Brewers.
The 24-year-old Shipley was the Diamondbacks' 1st round pick (13th overall) in 2013 out of the University of Nevada-Reno. In 19 starts this season with Triple-A Reno (quite fittingly), Shipley has posted a 3.70 ERA and a 77 to 22 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 119 1/3 innings pitched. It's currently unknown if Shipley is expected to stay in the Majors for an extended period of time or make just tomorrow's start.
Rockies promote David Dahl
After a long road through the minor leagues that included having his spleen removed after an in-game injury, the Colorado Rockies will be promoting outfield prospect David Dahl before tomorrow's game, a source confirmed to Cover Those Bases.
Dahl, who had to have a splenectomy in May 2015 due to an outfield collision, picked up right where he left off in 2016. Thus far, the Rockies' 2012 first round pick (10th overall) has a .963 OPS with 18 home runs in 400 plate appearances between Double- and Triple-A this season. In 16 games at the minors' highest level, Dahl has posted an outlandish 1.417 OPS with five home runs.
It's not currently known how long Dahl's stay in the Majors will last, a source said.