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Outfielder Michael Hermosillo promoted from minors and making his MLB debut tonight

In the wake of Justin Upton’s HBP on the hand in yesterday’s game, Hermosillo has reportedly been called up to the major leagues.

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Following a hit-by-pitch incident that took Justin Upton out of yesterday’s game, the Angels are calling up an outfield piece from Triple-A Salt Lake in Michael Hermosillo. The corresponding move is not yet known.

Hermosillo, 23, is slashing .267/.389/.481 for a 131 wRC+ (31% above average) at the plate this season in Triple-A with six home runs in 163 plate appearances. His walk rate has checked in at a healthy 10.4%, rebounding from last season, while his strikeout rate has similarly jumped to 27.6%.

In case you are unfamiliar with the Angels’ 9th-ranked prospect, according to, the book on Hermosillo is that he is a toolsy athlete with above average baserunning and bat speed, though there is concern for the swing-and-miss in his profile which could be exacerbated at the big-league level. Many scouts believe Hermosillo to be a solid fourth outfielder while others are more bullish and believe his multi-sport background will lead to continued development and an everyday outfield role.

The Angels drafted Hermosillo out of high school in the 28th round of the 2013 draft.

Update: Michael Hermosillo will be making his major league debut tonight against the Rays!