Scott Barlow was placed on the disabled list as of July 2. He was recalled from the Omaha Storm Chasers on four separate occasions to the Kansas City Royals in the 2018 season. He was reactivated on Sunday, and he has since been assigned to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Right handed pitcher Scott Barlow was signed by the Kansas City Royals in December of 2017 after spending time in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Barlow was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.
He completed a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Royals before being reactivated. Since his return, he has pitched in one game for Northwest Arkansas. He pitched four innings, gave up three hits, and struck out four.
Minor League Numbers
Barlow’s minor league numbers for the 2018 season look okay. The starter has tallied an ERA of 4.34 throughout the minors this season, and
On his career, he has a minor league record of 30-33 and an ERA of 4.18 through a total of 577.2 innings of work.
In the Majors
In his first MLB season, Barlow appeared in six games, for a total of fifteen innings. He yielded an ERA of 3.60, giving up seven hits, walking three, and striking out fifteen.
Will he return to the Royals this season?
Likely, no. He may be a September call-up. But, that remains his strongest possibility of wearing a Kansas City Royals uniform again in the 2018 season.
The Royals have enough other pitchers, especially young ones, who will be able to manage this last stretch of season. It is better for Scott Barlow to be completely healed up from the injury, to maybe make a splash in the 2019 season.
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