Nice work yesterday with Kevin Stocker. This book was especially critical of him, but since they were 100% right we can’t fault them too much. Hopefully today’s stud had a better career trajectory.
Position: Outfield Team: Chicago White Sox
Height: 5’11″ Weight: 159 lbs.
Bats: left Throws: left
Will……………….lead league in triples
Can’t……………..produce home run power
Expect…………..great display of speed
Don’t Expect……terrific throwing arm
While some experts think hitting a triple is the toughest thing a hitter can do, ______ has plenty of practice. He’s led his league in that department three years in a row. The fleet center fielder even hit two in the same game, in a 4-3 White Sox win over Toronto last July 5. ______’s alley power and exceptional speed produces an explosive combination. He might not hit home runs but he more than compensates with a steady flow of doubles, triples, and stolen bases. A contact hitter who walked more often than he fanned last year, ______ fattened his average against right-handed pitchers. He was especially potent with runners in scoring position (batting about .360 in that department last year). ______’s speed gives him a high success ratio as a basestealer and great range in center field, where he’s become a strong Gold Glove candidate despite a weak arm.
I haven’t seen a professional athlete that weighs 159 pounds since I went to the Women’s Table Tennis Championships last fall. Ah, the ’90s, when baseball players were just realizing that weight lifting wouldn’t hinder their performance by tightening up their muscles. Needless to say, they figured it out rather quickly.