16-year-old Padres prospect Ethan Salas.

Some of the top baseball prospects have come from the international baseball scene. One of them is a 16-year-old catcher prospect Ethan Salas, who made his minor league baseball debut for the San Diego Padres organization on Tuesday.

Salas is listed as the No. 86 prospect in all of baseball before even making his debut. He was promoted to the Padres Single-A Lake Elsinore roster ahead of Tuesday’s game and certainly turned heads.

His No. 86 ranking is pretty wild considering he hasn’t even played a single game at the Single-A level yet. However, he showed fans exactly what he is capable of in his first at-bat Tuesday night.

Salas laced an RBI double to the left-center field gap to start his career off on the right foot.

He is set to turn 17 on Thursday, and his debut marks the youngest player to play at any minor league level this season. It is very rare to see a player this young get his chance to play in the minors this early into his career.

Perhaps the most comparable situation is that of Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher Julio Urias, who debuted in the minor leagues at 16 years old in 2013.

Things have worked out pretty well for Urias, who has been one of the most promising young pitchers in baseball since debuting in the MLB back in 2016.

Only time will tell how quickly Ethan Salas will rise up the minors in the Padres organization. His talent is already very clear in his debut while most 16-year-olds are preparing for their senior year of high school.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.