From SABR member Peter Bjarkman at La Vida Baseball on July 21, 2017:
In his first plate appearance with the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, Yoan Moncada got a standing ovation from the home crowd at Guaranteed Rate Field. He rewarded them by turning an 0-2 count into a nine-pitch base on balls.
In today’s metric-driven baseball, that counts as a perfect debut. In fact, it got Moncada a second ovation while trotting to first base.
In one of the most anticipated call-ups of the season, the switch-hitting Moncada — the No. 1 prospect overall, according to MLBPipeline.com — helped sell nearly 5,000 walk-up tickets for the game and added an intriguing subplot to “Game of Thrones” night at the ballpark.
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Originally published: July 21, 2017. Last Updated: July 21, 2017.