Vinnie Pasquantino Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/10/1997 (24)
- Old Dominion
Vinnie Pasquantino Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Vinnie Pasquantino News
Kansas City Royals rookie first baseman/designated hitter Vinnie Pasquantino (thumb) is dealing with right thumb discomfort, which is why he's not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. He felt it on a swing on Tuesday but is "feeling better today," according to skipper Mike Matheny. Fantasy managers should consider the 24-year-old day-to-day for now. Pasquantino has struggled in his first 25 major league games, going 19-for-90 (.211) with 17 strikeouts, three home runs, five RBI and eight runs scored in 104 plate appearances. Andrew Benintendi will serve as the designated hitter and bat third on Wednesday, while Ryan O'Hearn is at first base and hitting fifth against Angels right-hander Janson Junk.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino will be hitting cleanup in Friday's game against right-hander Michael Pineda and the Detroit Tigers. The 24-year-old batted sixth in his MLB debut Tuesday, then hit fifth in his second game, so he's been inching his way in the right direction in the order. Over his first two MLB games, he went 0-for-5 with a pair of walks. We'll see if he can deliver his first major league hit on Friday. The youngster has a lot of eyes on him right now after he became one of the most talked-about prospects in the league. Over 69 games at Triple-A this year, he slashed .280/.372/.576 with 18 home runs, 67 RBI and 51 runs. Perhaps most impressively, he struck out just 36 times over that 69-game stretch while walking 37 times.
The Kansas City Royals selected the contract of first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino from Triple-A on Monday. One of the organization's top prospects, Pasquantino was hitting .280 with a .372 on-base percentage, 18 home runs, and three stolen bases in 296 plate appearances for Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate this season. With Carlos Santana heading to Seattle in a trade, Pasquantino seems likely to step into a regular role with the Major League club. He's worth a look in deeper leagues at the moment but could be a potential addition for fantasy managers in most leagues if he continues to produce like he has in the minors.