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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Who was right?

At the beginning of the baseball season I received some strange looks for suggesting that Ryan Garko was possibly going to be the breakout rookie of the year. Well, laugh no more. Garko is for real. In the 33 games that he has played in he has 38 hits, 328 avg, six home runs and 15 RBI's. That's what you call good production. Two other very notable under the rader rookies who came out this year and are producing like crazy are Devil Rays players, B.J. Upton and Elijah Duke . Both of them have good power numbers and Upton steals bases as an added plus.

On the other hand though, heralded prospects such as Alex Gordon, have all but totally bombed, or not totally lived up to expectations. For example - Alex Gordon was generally seen as baseballs best young offensive player before the season began. Now, he's in danger of being sent back down to the minors. In the 41 games that Gordon has played in he has only totaled 25 hits, 2 home runs, and 5 RBI's. Not good. Especially when you also consider that he has a 177 batting average and is 2d in the AL in strikeouts. Another Kansas City Royals prospect, Ryan Shealy, has also not lived up to preseason expectations.

The lesson in all of this? Tash is always right. When I say someone is a good baseball player you better believe me - because you'll wish you had if you don't.



Blogger RyanDE said...

The Yankees are not good. Believe ME!

Monday, 21 May, 2007  
Blogger Tash said...

what? Yankees not good? Last time I checked they were the best team in baseball....

Monday, 21 May, 2007  
Blogger Matthew Thomas said...

You havn't checked in a WHILE!

Wednesday, 23 May, 2007  
Blogger Coop said...

Ryan Garko will cool off in a while. I guess he is better than I thought, but Alex Gordon is still the next Alex Rodriguez.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2007  

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