It's about frick'n time! I had made the above two fantasy cards weeks ago (in anticipation of this), and was worried that I might not be able to share them til next year.
Word has hit the street that the Dodgers will be calling up 24-year old righty Jose De Leon to pitch this coming Sunday against the Padres. Via a tweet by Bill Shaikin:
Born in Isabela, Puerto Rico, Jose De Leon was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 24th round of the 2013 draft out of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Currently, he is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the clubs current #2 prospect and the 35th overall in in the game. Baseball America ranks De Leon as the games 25th best overall, and Baseball Prospectus has him as the 38th best. Below is a snippet of their notes on him:#Dodgers have called up Jose De Leon. He is expected to arrive tomorrow.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 2, 2016