PROMOTION: Franklin Barreto Recalled to MLB
The Oakland Athletics have recalled INF prospect Franklin Barreto, according to the team’s official Twitter page. Barreto will take the place of Khris Davis, who was placed on the DL. Barreto, still only 22, played 25 games for the big club in 2017 but struck out at a horrid 43.4% rate. His contact rate has improved in AAA this year (29.6%), allowing him to post a more respectable .235/.352/.445 slash line. As a fantasy asset, he’s more valuable in OBP leagues. As a real-life asset, he’s a well-rounded player who has a nice glove and runs well too.