After They Sign, When Will the New Draft Picks Debut?

One of the questions we get here most often after the draft is wondering when certain players will debut.

Seeing the brand new players in action adds to the excitement of the draft. Everyone will want to follow along to see how first round pick Termarr Johnson does in his debut, but all of the picks bring some level of intrigue because they are new to the system. This is a look at what we can expect from the new players this year.

First off, you shouldn't expect these players to get a lot of time this year. The most obvious reason is the remaining time in this season. Maybe they can get more with playoff action, which happened in Bradenton last year, but as far as regular season games, Jackson Glenn played the most out of anyone with 30 games split between the FCL Pirates and Bradent...



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I remember the Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Cole debacles. Their agent, Scott Boras, tortured the Pirates to get what was then considerably over-slot. Since then, the Pirates have been forced to trade or lose Boras clients because they had no chance to negotiate affordable deal’s with that guy. Who is Termarr Johnson’s agent? Will he attempt a hold-up?


I wish they would return to the earlier draft so draftees could get more experience their first year. Since MLB only cares about money and hype, I don’t expect that to happen.




it’ll be interesting to see how fast johnson ends up playing (assuming he signs quickly)…he was playing games up until a few days before the draft. so you would think he’s pretty close to game shape


saturday you say?  👀  👀 


I still can’t read premium articles even though I paid for a year back in january.


I’m having the same problem- i just sent an email….

Tim Williams

How about now?


My question is….is Lonnie White going to play at all this year?


I know it’s only one year but he’s pretty close to a write off at this point. Two sport guy desperately in need of reps, and loses a whole year.

Wilbur Miller

Lonnie Smith you say?

Wouldn’t it make more sense to perhaps have a longer break for the minor leagues during the all-star break, at least for the first level teams in the minors, to give the new draftees a chance to play in some more games?


now that you mention that- how are kids paid for those fall instructional league schedules?


Good question.

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