FSS Alums: Kyren Paris back in the big leagues, Tre Phelps named SEC Player of the Week

Kyren Paris has yet to play in Triple-A, but has been recalled to the big leagues by the Angels twice now, a team looking for a spark at the highest level. They may just have found it with the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series alum.

Still just 22 years old, the 2018 International Week star — he went on to go at No. 55 in the following year’s Draft — smashed one over 110 MPH off the bat for an RBI double to put his team ahead early in what was ultimately a blowout loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

Since his late-season promotion last year, Paris had returned to Double-A Rocket City to start the 2024 season, where he’d stolen eight bases in nine attempts in his first 23 games.

Dylan Crews, OF — Washington Nationals (AA)

The No. 2 overall pick in last year’s Draft has been a steady performer at Double-A Harrisburg as he continues his acclimation process to pro ball after one of the greatest amateur seasons ever put together. The Washington Nationals farmhand has shown flashes all year of the dominance he displayed at LSU, including recently on May 9, where he smacked his third homer of the year. He’s now reached base in six consecutive games as well.

Zac Veen, OF — Colorado Rockies (AA)

Veen, Crews’ teammate both on the Scorpions at the 2019 national tournaments as well as at that year’s debut of International Week at Fenway Park, isn’t long for Double-A at this rate. The 22-year-old Colorado Rockies prospect got at least one hit in each of the six games the Hartford Yard Goats played in their most recent series in Reading, including a stunning 4-for-5 showing on May 9 that included a solo homer.


Roc Riggio, INF — New York Yankees (A+)

The No. 129 overall pick in last year’s Draft by the Yankees, the 2020 International Week standout is heating up in pro ball with the High-A Hudson Valley Renegades. He just had a five-game hitting streak snapped, and had three-extra base hits during that timeframe, including a homer in Aberdeen on May 8.

Tre Phelps, INF/OF — University of Georgia

On the college side, Phelps earned SEC Player of the Week honors in his true freshman season with the University of Georgia, an exceptionally impressive feat given the quality of play in that conference. According to the Bulldogs site, Phelps pulled it off by having “tallied an SEC best 19 total bases, four home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored in helping the Bulldogs sweep No. 14 South Carolina in Columbia last week. Phelps posted a .1.357 slugging percentage and batted .429 (6-for-14) against the Gamecocks. He smashed a three-run home run in his first at bat of the series to help set the tone as the Bulldogs tallied 39 runs in the sweep and extended their winning streak to eight games. For the year, Phelps is batting .385 with nine home runs and 32 RBI along with a .362 average in SEC action.”

Kyle DeBarge, INF — University of Louisiana-Lafayette

DeBarge continues to put together a huge junior year, and perhaps put the exclamation point on that with a big series at Georgia Southern, going 7-for-13 with seven runs scored and two solo homers. He’s now hitting .359 on the year and has 16 bombs on the season.

Zion Rose, C — Louisville

Zion Rose. Still really good. The freshman catcher strung together four consecutive two-hit games, dating from May 4-May 11. That includes three doubles, with a two-double performance in what was ultimately a loss to Vanderbilt on May 7 included.

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