It’s not just the top 5 major league prospects. This is the story of catcher Ethan Salas (17), whom the San Diego Padres have been carefully raising.카지노사이트
Salas currently plays for the San Antonio Missions, a minor league Double-A team affiliated with San Diego. On the 23rd (Korean time), he started as a catcher for the 7th hitter in a confrontation with the Amarillo Sword Poodles (Arizona Diamondbacks Double A team) of the ‘2023 Minor League Double A’ held at Nelson Wolf Stadium in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Salas, who had been silent throughout the game, showed a strong impact at the last moment and finished the match. In the bottom of the 10th inning, when the game was tight 7-7, he hit a double with an RBI over the right fielder from first out and second base, leading the team to a 8-7 victory. His final performance was 1-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 walk.
Salas is a top-five prospect in the major leagues at the age of 17. In January, he signed a new international contract with San Diego for $5.6 million (approximately 7.4 billion won), writing a new record and joining the team amid high expectations.
As a top prospect, Salas is showing rapid growth. After going through Single A and Top Single A, he joined Double A the day before (22nd). San Diego’s Double-A team has an average age of 24, and the fact that Salas, who is about 7 years younger than this, showed how much he is a promising prospect and has high potential at the same time.
The official minor league website, ‘MILB.com’, quickly reported Salas joining Double-A, saying, “Salas is a player who joined the Double-A team at the age of 17 after Michael De Leon, who played in the minor league under the Texas Rangers in 2014.” .
He continued, “In the history of ‘Pipeline’, which delivers news of major league prospects, there has never been a player as young as Salas who has received such high ratings.”
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, expects Salas to make his big league debut in 2026. If this is done, he can become a major league player 4 years after taking his first step as a professional player in the 2023 season.
Even within the team, expectations for Salas are rising. Recently, in an interview with ‘MILB’, San Diego general manager AJ Preller smiled heartily at Salas, saying, “I think that if Salas meets pitchers and players at a higher level, he has more opportunities to continue developing.” .