Per Andy Slater, the Chicago White Sox are calling up catcher Zack Collins following Sunday’s loss to the Yankees. Collins was selected tenth overall in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Collins spent the entire 2018 season in Double-A with the Birmingham Barons, where he was named to the Southern League All-Star Game and won the Home Run Derby.
Collins has spent the 2019 season in Triple-A with the Charlotte Knights. Collins has nine home runs and 38 RBIs across 48 games. In those games, he has slashed .258/.382/.497.
This is a big move in the rebuild for the White Sox. A team that is in need of a left-handed bat to break up the middle of their order can benefit greatly from Collins. If his power can make the transition to the big leagues, the White Sox could surely have a difference-maker.
Collins will attempt to become the first legitimate White Sox catcher since A.J. Pierzynski held the position down on the South Side for eight seasons. Collins has an arm, so base-runners beware.
In addition to the arm, he has a lot of power behind him as well. The fellows in Section 108 might want to keep their eyes open when Collins steps to the plate.
The Sox have an off-day Monday before opening a two-game series on the North Side of Chicago against the Cubs. Look for Collins to make his major league debut at Wrigley Field either Tuesday or Wednesday. This should be an exciting few days for Collins and his family.
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