Re: Young stars' first big league at bats
posted at 8/21/2013 2:49 PM EDT
In response to seannybboi's comment:
Red Sox' and baseball's one of the most hyped young prospect Bogaerts made his big league debut last night against the Giants. Well, i'm sure many of you were disappointed to see him getting only 3 chances going homerless and even struck out at his final AB. He was double switched with Drew later in the game. He went hitless for 3 ABs with 2 ground outs and a SO swinging at chect high out of SZ fastball. He seemed little bit nervous but it was only his first big league game. He made a fantastic play to save a run at SS. Just got more hyped watching the Giants being careful with Bogaerts' first AB not challenging him with fastball but two straight curveballs.
Let's see how other young stars in the league started off their big league career.
Mike Trout - 7/8/2011 against SEA, 0-3
Bryce Harper - 4/28/2012 against WAS, 1-3 2B RBI SF
Manny Machado - 8/9/2012 against KC, 2-4 3B R
Jurickson Profar - 9/2/2012 against CLE, 2-4 2B HR RBI R
Wil Myers - 6/18/2013 against BOS, 0-4 K
Hope to see him again today with lefty on the mound.
First of all, the Angels was 2 games behind the leader when Trout was called up on July 8th of 2011. He went .163 with one homeruns with only 6 RBI for the entire month of July. I think he was sent back down to the minor league and then re-called up again where he was on a tear for the entire month of August. Suddenly for the entire month of September, he was in a slump again where he batted only .182 with only zero homeruns for that month. What did the Angels team do at the end of the year? They didnt make into the playoff.
So therefore you want more young kids to play now and try to help the team to make into the playoff. Right now the way Boston is doing is just like the Angels of 2011 where they had so many young kids for the month of August and September, and these young kids couldnt carry the team to get into the post season.
Best time for Bogaret to play for the team is beginning of the year or mid-season. If the team is out of the contention, then he can play for team for the rest of the season. You dont experience rookies at this time of the year.
Please send him back down to the minor league!!!!