Robert Pauson, ranked No. 4 on the A’s list of prospects by the MLB Pipeline, may have a chance to contribute at the major league level before playing in an official minor league game.
Sources told Jesse Sánchez of MLB.com that Puason will be part of Oakland’s group of 60 players for the 2020 season. The Dominican shortstop would be behind Marcus Semien, Venezuela’s Franklin Barreto and Dominican Jorge Mateo in the shortstop hierarchy. of the team. However, being with Major League Baseball veterans this season would help the 17-year-old gain valuable experience.
Ranked number 2 on the 2019 International Prospects list, Puason signed for $ 5.1 million last year with the expectation of being the shortstop of the future for Athletics. And with six feet and three inches of height, there were comparisons with the deceased former shortstop of the Major Leagues, also from Quiquey, Tony “Cabeza” Fernández.
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