The second coming of Stan Musial has arrived. He is only 19 and wears the 22 jersey of the Washington Nationals
More recent 'comps' would be Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn, and Wade Boggs - except with power.
EDIT: I do not make such extravagant predictions often or lightly, but my first impression of this kid's swing and bat-to-ball skill reminded me of a skinny, young Wilver Dornel Stargell when I first saw him in 1962.
Willie more than grew into his frame and became a dreadnought rather than the smooth-swinger of his youth; this kid, truly, has the makings of a Tony Gwynn with serious pop, i.e., the Musial reference. The other night he rifled three singles with exit velocities of 106 - 112 MPH on strikes in different parts of the zone; they gave him an IBB his fourth time up.
With this kid, when the Nats get Adam Eaton, Ryan Zimmerman, and Daniel Murphy back (and Bryce Harper 'protected'!) a Nats - Astros WS looks to be a lock. Get your bets down now, it's finally 'legal'!'
I wonder where they'll put Robles
when he's ready? Maybe the Nats won't have to re-sign the fragile, moody Harper after all.
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2018/05/31 10:58:38