• Steve Potter

9/14/2020 : 2020 Major League Debuts


There have been 189 players to date who’ve made their major league debuts this season. No team has played more than 48 games thus far. Comparatively in 2019 there were 261 debuts in a full 162 game season of play, 247 in 2018, 262 in 2017 and 257 in 2016.


Here’s a breakdown of the 2020 debuts :


By team :

Miami - 18

St Louis - 13

Houston - 11

CHI WS, Detroit - 10

Seattle, Texas - 8

Arizona, NY Yankees, Washington - 7

Kc,Milw, Phil, Pitts,SD, SF, Toronto - 6

Balt,Boston, Cinc, Oakland - 5

ATL,Cleve, Colorado, NY Mets - 4

LA Dodgers, Minn, Tampa - 3

LA Angels - 2

Chicago Cubs - 1


By Age :

20 yrs old - 2

21 yrs old - 13

22 yrs old - 17

23 yrs old - 39

24 yrs old - 34

25 yrs old - 39

26 yrs old - 22

27 yrs old - 9

28 yrs old - 7

29 yrs old - 2

30 yrs old - 1

31 yrs old - 1

32 yrs old - 3


By Position :

Pitcher - 118

Catcher - 13

Infielders - 26

Outfielders - 32


Highest level played before debut :

Pro Ball - Japan - 3

Pro Ball - South Korea -1

AAA - 100

AA - 64

A+ - 19

A - 2


Draft or International Signing Year :

2010 - 2 ( both International Amateur Signing )

2011 - 6 ( 4 Intl Signings, 1 drafted, 1 Amateur Free Agent )

2012 - 10 ( 7 Intl Signings, 3 drafted )

2013 - 14 ( 6 Intl Signings, 7 drafted, 1 Amateur Free Agent )

2014 - 23 ( 8 Intl Signings, 14 drafted, 1 Amateur Free Agent )

2015 - 43 ( 21 Intl Signings, 22 drafted )

2016 - 44 ( 9 Intl Signings, 35 drafted )

2017 - 28 ( 5 Intl Signings, 23 drafted )

2018 - 15 ( all drafted )

2019 - 4 ( all Foreign League Pros )


Draft Position :

Round One - 29

CBA Round - 5

Round Two - 14

Round Three - 4

Round Four - 7

Round Five - 9

Round Six - 10

Round Seven - 5

Round Eight - 3

Round Nine - 3

Round Ten - 3

Round Eleven - 2

Round Twelve - 1

Round Thirteen - 2

Round Fourteen - 2

Round Fifteen - 1

Round Sixteen - 2

Round Seventeen - 3

Round Eighteen - 2

Round Nineteen - 3

Round Twenty - 2

Round Twenty Three - 1

Round Twenty Four - 1

Round Twenty Six - 1

Round Twenty Seven - 2

Round Thirty - 1

Round Thirty Four - 1

Round Thirty Seven - 1

Amateur Free Agents - 3

International Amateur Signings - 62

International Pro League Signings - 4


2020 Month Debuted :

July - 64

August - 92

September - 33


Source : Baseball Reference plus a little digging on my own for the breakdowns 🤪


Just some numbers ... Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️







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