It’s Sal Frelick time.
Faced with some of the worst performance at the plate from the right field position in baseball history, the Milwaukee Brewers made the call to promote one of their top prospects Saturday according to a report.
Frelick, 23, was the Brewers first-round draft pick in 2021 and is ranked as the organization’s No. 2 prospect behind only Jackson Chourio.
Frelick has spent this season at Class Triple-A Nashville, where he hit .247/.333/.342 while also battling a thumb injury that kept him out six weeks. In 46 games with Nashville last year, Frelick batted .365/.435/.508.
Frelick is renowned for his contact ability at the plate which has produced a high-grade hit tool from scouts during his time in the minors. The left-handed hitting outfielder also possesses impressive speed and plays above-average defense at any of the three outfield spots.
Frelick is ranked as the No. 17 prospects in all of baseball by MLB Pipeline.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal first reported the news prior to Saturday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.
Most of Frelick’s playing time figures to come in either center or right field, with Joey Wiemer and Blake Perkins working in at the other position, while he could also slot in at designated hitter at times.
Entering Saturday, Brewers right fielders had a .547 OPS, which would be the lowest mark over a full season since 1941.
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Brewers calling up one of their top prospects, Sal Frelick, per report