Sunday, May 27, 2007

Autobots Develop Another Young Superstar

The Miguel Fernandez era has begun. While Phoenix has received subpar production from right fielder Joey Jorgenson, the minor league season continues to be delayed. The players are frustrated sitting around in extended spring training as they await for the 2008 draft class to be finalized so they can all start playing. In other news, while Roger Chillingworth has been working out, it appears he will not get an official game in the minors but will join Louisville directly.

Back to Phoenix and Fernandez. He stands 6'4, with 215 pounds of muscle on his frame. He has the speed for center and the arm for right. He was a first round draft pick out of high school after the 2005 season, and last year hit .287 with 8 homers and 61 RBI in the minors. He has all 5 tools, but a lack of plate discipline has held him back so far, and by swinging at everything he hasn't been able to show his full power, since he's often reaching just to get a piece of the ball. But he's learning, and quickly.

Today, Miguel made his debut, batting 6th in the lineup. He singled in his first at bat and homered in his second. He added another single later, stole a base, and scored 3 runs on the day. He's a little late to the lineup but his unbelievable ability makes him a potential Rookie of the Year candidate, along with teammate Alex Williams. Williams is hitting a very solid .283-6-24, with 30 walks and a .418 OBA.


At 4:54 PM EDT, Anonymous Big Yoda said...

Fat Yoda is back!

Yeah Fat Yoda.


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