Cleveland Indians top right-handed pitching prospect Daniel Espino has been promoted from the Arizona League to the Single-A affiliate Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

The Scrappers announced in a tweet that Espino would make his first start with the team this weekend against Batavia.  

Cleveland took Espino in the first round of the 2019 MLB draft out of Georgia Premier Academy High School.

In the Arizona League, Espino pitched 13.2 innings, striking out 16 batters, with a 1.98 earned run average. 

First pitch between Mahoning Valley and Batavia is set for 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at Eastwood Field.