In a bit of a surprise, the San Diego Padres recalled 21-year-old Josh Naylor to the big league squad on Thursday. On his own merits, he deserved the bump. He was hitting .299/.378/.538 with 10 home runs and a sparkling 11.5 K% and BB%. What type of impact will he make?
Finally — and perhaps a year later than we expected — Nick Senzel is making his major league debut with the Reds. The elite prospect is batting second in the lineup and the hope is this is day one of his becoming a fixture in Cincinnati. Injuries have dogged him for the last year, to the point where I think some have forgotten just how good he can be.