KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals No. 3 prospect, infielder Vinnie Pasquantino has been called up from the Omaha Storm Chasers in Triple-A.

Pasquantino, who is No. 98 in the MLB’s overall prospect rankings, is second in Triple-A with 18 homeruns and first with 67 RBI.

In the minors, Pasquantino has a career .293 batting average and a .573 slugging percentage.

The 24-year-old was the drafted in the 11th round of the 2019 draft by the Royals out of Old Dominion.

Pasquantino joins the 40-man roster as part of an overhaul of youth with Bobby Witt Jr., MJ Melendez, Brady Singer and Kyle Isbel already on the active roster.

“The Italian Nightmare” will debut against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, June 28 and lines up as the designated hitter for the Royals.

Sitting at 26-45, the Royals are in last place in the AL Central and bottom-5 in the league overall.