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Top Royals Prospect Set for MLB Debut

Devon Platana
Top Kansas City Royals prospect Vinnie Pasquantino is set to make his MLB debut on Tuesday, June 28.
Top Kansas City Royals prospect Vinnie Pasquantino is set to make his MLB debut on Tuesday, June 28. / John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals had some exciting news for their fans ahead of Tuesday's matchup against the Texas Rangers. The team revealed that top prospect Vinnie Pasquantino will be making his MLB debut tonight, assuming the designated hitter spot in the lineup.

Royals Roster News

The Royals haven't given their fans much to cheer about this season, so it's nice that they have Pasquantino's debut to look forward to. There's been a lot of hype surrounding him after he opened up the 2022 baseball season as Kansas City's No. 3-ranked prospect.

After a solid 2021 campaign split across High-A and Double-A, the 24-year-old has continued having success in Triple-A. Pasquantino's 18 home runs and 67 RBIs in 69 games are, by far, the most on the Omaha Storm. It also helps that he's slashing .280/.372/.576.

For his debut, Pasquantino will face Rangers right-handed starter Jon Gray. That shouldn't be much of an issue for the Richmond, VA native, who's batting .295 with 12 HRs and 55 RBIs against righties in 166 at-bats this season.

Rangers vs. Royals Odds (June 28)

It'll be an uphill fight if the Royals want Pasquantino to experience a victory in his debut. FanDuel Sportsbook has Kansas City as the +132 moneyline underdog against Texas, while the Rangers are favored at -156.

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