The 2020 season was the last time Franklin Barreto played in a Major League game.
Looking ahead to next year, the Venezuelan infielder reached a minor league agreement with the washington nationalsas reported this Thursday by the renowned journalist, Jon Heyman.
Franklin Barreto signs minors deal with Nats
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 1, 2022
At the time, Barreto was a highly prized prospect; he appeared on Baseball America’s list of the top 100 talents for four consecutive seasons beginning in 2015.
With the verdeamarillos he graduated as a bigleaguer in 2017, remaining with this organization until the end of August, when he was transferred to the Los Angeles Angels; this 2022 he was in the Minors of the Houston Astros.
During 101 games at the highest level of the ball, his average is .175 with a .207 OBP, .342 slugging percentage, .549 OPS, 11 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs, 31 runs, 29 RBIs, 4 stolen bases , 7 walks and 100 strikeouts.
In the previous tournament, the capitals were the worst team in the MLB, and it is unlikely that they will emerge as contenders next year, which means that they are among the most suitable teams to take players of these characteristics.
Barreto is still young enough to step up, he is 27 and could put his previous pedigree to good use. If he does, in the capital of the United States they can keep it at a fairly low price for a few more years through arbitration, since the Creole has just over three years of service in the Big Top.
In 30 games during the contest 2022/2023 of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball Leagueaccumulates .316 points with the wood.
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MLB: Franklin Barreto will try to return to the Major Leagues with this team