Milwaukee Brewers fifth ranked prospect Tyler Black is having a tremendous season. He was one of several top prospects playing in Double-A with the Biloxi Shuckers, but now a report from the Nashville Sounds Collin Perry has indicated that he has been promoted and will make his Triple-A debut tonight.
Tyler Black, the Milwaukee Brewers fifth ranked prospect, is being promoted to Triple-A.
In a Nashville Sounds game preview for Sunday, August 6 Collin Perry wrote the following.
From Biloxi to Broadway: Infielder Tyler Black has been promoted to Nashville from Double-A Biloxi and is scheduled to make his Triple-A debut tonight at First Horizon Park. Black is touted as the №91 prospect in baseball and the №5 prospect in the Brewers system per MLB Pipeline. In 84 games, Black is batting .273 (84-for-308) with 16 doubles, eight triples, 14 homers, 48 RBI, 61 walks, 47 stolen bases and 70 runs with the Shuckers. At the time of his promotion, he led the Southern League in triples (8) and stolen bases. Black also ranks among SL league leaders in runs (2nd), on-base percentage (2nd, .411), OPS (4th, .924), walks (4th), extra-base hits (T-4th), total bases (5th, 158) and slugging (6th, .513).
Prior to this promotion Tyler Black had shifted from playing third base to first base. A season ago he played all over the ball diamond but sustained a scapula fracture while playing the outfield. His defensive focus to the corner infield spots along with his incredible offensive ability makes him a MLB call up candidate for this year yet.
Should he make his MLB debut this season his journey to the big leagues could be very similar to how the Brewers handled Garrett Mitchell a season ago. On August 2 Mitchell was promoted to Triple-A and on August 27 he was promoted to the big leagues. Tyler Black could follow this same path.
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