Utah Tech Alum Inching Closer to MLB
Logan Porter continues to mash the ball for the Omaha Stormchasers.
Porter played for Dixie State from 2016 to 2018 where he was an all-conference player and one of the top sluggers in the western region.
His first year at DSU he hit .376 with 10 home runs, 18 doubles, and 72 RBI!
Porter was signed by the Kansas City Royals as a catcher in 2018 as a non-drafted free agent.
He's played for the Burlington Royals, Quad Cities River Bandits, Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Omaha Storm Chasers.
Porter is currently hitting .275 with 6 home runs and 13 RBI for Omaha with a .539 slugging percentage.
And he can play several positions, but is a natural behind the plate:
Porter is 27 years old and a veteran at this point by MiLB standards, but his ascension to triple-A was quick and remarkable.
Porter had one game above the rookie-ball level before the 2021 season but ascended through the system in a quick fashion. After the pandemic canceled the 2020 season, Porter debuted in High-A Quad Cities. By the end of 2022, he was a regular at Triple-A Omaha.
Even the most lauded Royals prospects do not ascend that quickly, much less with the success Porter had. His .442 OBP led all qualified Royals minor leaguers, while his BA and OPS ranked second as well. At the plate, Porter was the full package. His .918 OPS ranked sixth among all qualified minor-league catchers, no matter the level. (Link to Full Article)
With the Kansas City Royals struggling this year, it seems Porter could get the call-up to the majors any day at this point. We'll be following closely.