0 Webb, a pitcher, is on the major league roster of the Kansas City Royals as the team prepares for spring training.
Webb had a sneaking suspicion he was being considered for the 40-man roster, but it was confirmed when he received a call from the front office while driving and was told it was official.
Webb confesses he was “nervous” because if he hadn’t been selected, he would have been eligible for a Rule 5 draft pick by another team.
Webb says he’s heard from most of the guys he’s played with since the Royals announced their 40-man roster on Friday, Nov. 19. “Many of them have expressed their congratulations.”
Webb began his career with the Kansas City Royals after being picked in the 34th round of the 2016 MLB draft by his hometown franchise.
The 6’2″ 215-pound right-hander spent the 2021 season with the Quad Cities River Bandits of the High A Midwest League. Webb was a member of the pitching staff that led the River Bandits to the Midwest League title.
Due to the ongoing MLB lockout, Webb has yet to receive a spring training report date. Players are not permitted to train at the Surprise, Arizona training center, so they must work out whenever and wherever they can.
How Tall Is Nathan Webb?
Nathan Webb is 1.8 m tall.