Brendan McKay is Called Up to The Show

Welcome to the big leagues, Brendan McKay.

The former John Olerud Award and Golden Spikes Award winner from Louisville will make his MLB debut on Saturday at 4:10pm with the Tampa Bay Rays, starting at pitcher against the Texas Rangers (per report from the Tampa Bay Times). Check your local listings for TV availability.

The two-way player was showing great promise with triple-A Durham, holding a 3-0 record as a pitcher with a 4.3-1 strikeout to walk ratio. McKay also had a . Are76 WHIP in triple-A, and is the #2 prospect in the Rays organization behind shortstop Wander Franco. Additionally, McKay played in double-A Montgomery, where he was also 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA and threw 62 strikeouts to just nine walks in 41.2 innings.

The plan for McKay’s career remains for him to be a two way player as both a pitcher and hitter. After some brief slumps at the plate in the minors, McKay raised his batting average to .265 and hitting four home runs in 15 games with triple-A Durham.

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