Why Chase DeLauter should get the call up to the big leagues

One name the MLB needs to be aware of is Chase DeLauter, a true definition of uprising talent in the baseball scene.

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Making the most of limited oppurtunites

In the 6-foot-4 outfielder's first season, the 2022 campaign, he did not compete for the team due to recovery from his previously broken foot. While for most, the curve when returning from a foot injury is slow and tedious, DeLauter started to thrive when he was finally able to participate.

After going through surgery yet again in January of 2023, he debuted with the team in the Arizona Complex League. He would work his way back into the swing of things before being promoted to the Lake County Captains and Akron RubberDucks

Whether it was Single-A or Double-A, the competition difference was not apparent in his game as both levels came easy with the swing of his bat. Through 214 at-bats, he was able to record 76 hits and five home runs. Of his 76 hits, he found 39 RBIs and a .355 batting average.

To kickoff the 2024 campaign, he took a spotlight in spring training.

Alongside his professionalism on the field which makes him look like an experienced veteran, he continued to hit and field at a high level. Those attributes help to keep him composed at the plate and poised in the outfield. In the 2024 offseason, DeLauter specified one area that he attempted to improve upon was hitting off lefties. If he is able to hit at a consistent level from both right-handed pitchers and lefties, he is going to be a nuisance for the opposition to combat.