Kansas City Royals Prospect Debuts in 2020: Nick Heath
The only position player to make his MLB debut for the Royals so far this season is Nick Heath, a promising outfielder who the team likes a lot obviously and sees as a legitimate outfield option in the future.
Heath made his MLB debut against the Tigers as a pinch-runner and didn’t see a plate appearance in that ball game. He did, however, get to make his first ever plate appearance two days later against the White Sox. He struck out in that at bat.
Heath made appearance number three against the Cubs and came in as a pinch-runner once again. He was able to swipe both second and third base and would have been the tying run in that game if Bubba Starling could have gotten him home.
Heath has now appeared in five games and has figured things out at the plate, at least in his early appearances. His slash line sits at .333/.429/.500 with two RBI, two stolen bases, and one double through six at bats.
The Royals have plenty of outfielders right now and with Hunter Dozier on his way back, Heath will see his role diminish a bit.