That isn’t intended to be a sarcastic title. Perhaps a little inflammatory, but is correct, as of the third week of April. I can’t say I put much stock in the numbers of anybody with the bat at this time of year, but he’s been a below average hitter so far. The glove has, to my eyes, been outstanding. And I don’t think the glove really slumps. Brett does two things that seem to me to show off his raw skill on defense.
First, when he bobbles or blocks a ball, he neither panics or gives up. His recovery is quick, and the resulting throw is still on target. Second he does this:
Sadly, you’ll have to click the pic to see the show.
The entire sequence, from contact with glove, to release, takes one second. Also, in one frame, he appears to have discovered levitation.
So, please discuss, what were you expecting with the bat and the glove to start the year? Do you think he’ll ever get caught stealing home again? Has he left you wanting more?
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