There was some big news on the big league level about someone being activated – Mike Moustakas came off of the injured list today – but there’s some big news in the minor leagues with an activation, today, too. Matt McLain, the Cincinnati Reds 1st round pick in 2021 has been activated and added to the Arizona Complex League Reds roster.
For Matt McLain, it’s unlikely that his stay in Arizona will last too long. There are only five weeks left in the minor league season, but McLain as one of the top prospects coming out of college is too advanced for the Arizona Complex League. But with how much time was between the end of the college baseball season and the draft, most players spent 6-8 weeks not playing baseball and that’s led to guys being eased back into things at the complex level. The Reds probably won’t send many players out beyond Arizona, but McLain is certainly the most likely candidate to be promoted to Daytona or Dayton once he gets his feet wet and back into the groove of playing on a daily basis.