Five things to know about the newest Royal: Vinnie Pasquantino, the ‘Italian Nightmare’

Jun 28, 2022 478

BY: Nathan Han

Vinnie Pasquantino’s major-league debut is finally near. The Kansas City Royals called up the 24-year-old slugger from the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers on Monday after trading Carlos Santana. The left-handed hitter entered the MLB’s top 100 prospects list at No. 98 one week ago on June 22 after a hot start to the season.

And as the Royals begin the first move of a potential youth movement, Pasquantino figures to be in the team’s long term plans as one of the team’s most highly touted prospects. Here are five things to know about the 6-foot-4-inch, 245-pound first baseman/designated hitter.

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