The New York Yankees have reportedly called up top outfield prospect Dustin Fowler ahead of Thursday’s contest with the Chicago White Sox.
Josh Norris of Baseball America is reporting that the New York Yankees will recall top outfield prospect Dustin Fowler prior to Thursday’s contest against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Fowler, 22, owns a .291/.327/.530 slash line with 13 home runs — one more than Clint Frazier for the team lead — and 42 RBIs in 69 games for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders and leads the International League in triples (8).
Across five minor league seasons, New York’s 18th round pick of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from West Laurens HS owns a .763 OPS. In his non-roster invite to spring training with the big boys this season, Fowler went 9-for-39 (.231) with five stolen bases.
This promotion, which will require some 40-man shuffling, will be announced later by the organization. By then, we’ll get a clear-cut answer on the corresponding move, but one can assume first baseman Tyler Austin is primed to hit the disabled list with his hamstring issue.