Twins Call Up Exciting Prospect for MLB Debut
By Tyler Maher
The Minnesota Twins are off to a great start in the 2023 season, improving to 7-4 after Tuesday's 4-3 win against the Chicago White Sox in extra innings. The victory moved them into first place in the AL Central by half a game over the Cleveland Guardians.
After the game, Twins fans received even more good news: the club will be calling up one of its top prospects on Wednesday.
Edouard Julien MLB Debut
According to team beat writer Aaron Gleeman, Minnesota is promoting Edouard Julien from Triple-A on Wednesday to replace outfielder Joey Gallo, who was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a right intercostal strain.
Julien, 23, is currently ranked as the No. 96 prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline and the No. 4 prospect in the Twins organization. The Canadian-born infielder is off to a hot start at Triple-A, where he was slashing .290/.421/.548 through nine games prior to being called up.
Minnesota is hopeful that Julien's elite on-base skills will translate to the big leagues. He owns a career .437 OBP through 234 minor league games so far, drawing comparisons to fellow Canadian on-base machine Joey Votto. Julien has shown solid power and good speed as well with a career .203 ISO and 54 stolen bases in 66 attempts, so his well-rounded skill set could help him make an immediate impact with the Twins.