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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mark Teixeira: You Would Walk Gary Sanchez With Babe Ruth On Deck

Time to break out the hyperbole:

It is not a rare occurrence, except when the hitter being walked is in career game No. 21 and the batter behind him has 404 career home runs. The Seattle Mariners did not intentionally walk New York Yankees rookie sensation Gary Sanchez once Wednesday to face Mark Teixeira—they did it twice. And even Teixeira knew they had no choice.

“Shoot, if Babe Ruth is hitting behind him, you intentionally walk him,” said Teixeira after the Yankees’ 5-0 victory over the Mariners. “I mean, he is as hot as any player I have played with in my entire career. You just don’t see guys doing what he is doing. I don’t care how old he is.” Sanchez, 23, had crushed a solo homer in the first. In the fifth, the double Sanchez smashed down the third-base line was as hard a hit as you will ever see, according to Teixeira.

Sanchez is now batting .389 with nine homers and 16 RBIs in 72 at-bats. His OPS is 1.297. Only four other players have hit nine homers in the first 21 games of their careers. That is in baseball history.

Still, you have to get off to a pretty good start to have anyone comparing you to Babe Ruth after 21 games.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Top 20 Rookies For 2016 - BaseballAmerica.com

More young players to get excited about.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 12, 2016 at 09:11 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: rookies, scouting

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects for 2016 | MLB.com

This guy is really, really impressive.

1. Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers (No. 1 on Top 100)
Reinforcing the idea that he should have been promoted a lot earlier, Seager hit .337/.425/.561 during his September callup. He has a higher offensive ceiling than any Major League shortstop not named Correa and could hit .280 with 20 homers in his first full season with Los Angeles. He’s going to be a better player than his brother, Mariners All-Star Kyle Seager.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 08, 2016 at 06:15 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: rookies, scouting reports

 

 

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