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Rays News: Prospect Vidal Brujan Officially Called Up

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Tampa Bay Rays have officially called up one of the best prospects in baseball in INF/OF Vidal Brujan.
The Tampa Bay Rays have officially called up one of the best prospects in baseball in INF/OF Vidal Brujan. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Rays made it official on Wednesday, calling up one of the most exciting prospects across the league. That's none other than INF/OF Vidal Brujan, a 23-year-old prospect from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.

Unfortunately, Brujan was offered this opportunity in part because of Manuel Margot's placement on the 10-day injured list, however, it doesn't take anything away from this exciting young player.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Brujan is rated as the No. 36 prospect in the league on MLB Pipeline. Some other prospect rankings for the speedy switch-hitter include Baseball America (No. 56 pre-2021) and Baseball Prospectus (No. 67 pre-2021).

Vidal Brujan MLB Debut

Burjan is ranked as the second-best prospect in the Rays organization on, trailing only his newest teammate, Wander Franco. Franco's already made quite the splash at the MLB level and Rays fans are surely excited to see what Brujan can do.

The speedy Brujan can play virtually almost any position ranging from second base to shortstop and all three outfield positions. He's a switch-hitter who displays "solid bat-to-ball skills with a knack for making line-drive contact." Speed is by far his biggest weapon as Brujan racked up 103 steals in his first two full seasons.

On the year, the Rays sit in second place in the AL East, trailing the Boston Red Sox by 4.0 games. Currently, Tampa Bay owns +330 odds to win the division, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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