Top Rockies Prospect Makes MLB Debut on Saturday
It's an exciting time to be a Colorado Rockies fan because one of the organization's top prospects is scheduled to make his MLB debut on Saturday against the Washington Nationals.
Outfielder Ryan Vilade is expected to be promoted to Colorado's active roster ahead of Saturday's matchup, according to Rockies reporter Danielle Allentuck. The 22-year-old was drafted in the second round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft and is currently ranked as Colorado's No. 5 prospect.
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Vilade has spent the 2021 baseball season with Triple-A Albuquerque. He's suited up in 108 games for the club, recording 7 home runs and 43 RBIs in that span. He also owns a .286/.339/.420 slash line and can play all three outfield positions as well as first base.
It makes sense why the Rockies would give Vilade this opportunity. At 69-78 heading into Saturday's game, Colorado is 8.5 games back of the final National League Wild Card spot with only 15 games left to go. Most teams in the Rockies' position like to give looks to their promising prospects to get a better idea of where they'll fit in on the roster next year.
Colorado will be the +106 underdog in its matchup against Washington (-124), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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