5 Fresh Faces In MLB Baseball Who Are The Wave Of The Future
I noticed a lot of new guys in this 2013 MLB season. I think they are going to make a huge impact on their teams now or in the future. Here are the new faces.
1.Atlanta Braves (Catcher/OF )Evan Gattis– Gattis stole our hearts with his remarkable story and journey to the majors. Gattis is batting .260 with 7 long balls and 19RBI’s. He is also an early candidate for NL Rookie of the Year.
2. Miami Marlins (Catcher) Rob Brantly– Brantly is the new everyday catcher for the Miami Marlins. He was acquired via trade last season from the Detroit Tigers along with Pitchers Jacob Turner and Brian Flynn for Marlins Pitcher Anibal Sanchez and Second Baseman Omar Infante. Although Brantly is only batting .222 with no home runs and 9RBI’s, he is very good defensively as a catcher. Among all qualified catchers in the majors, Brantly ranks fifth in caught stealing percentage at.385. He has caught 5 of 13 baserunners stealing and his fielding percentage is .994. I believe that Brantly is going to make an impact in the future and his offensive will catch up with his defense.
3. San Francisco Giants– (2B/INF Nick Noonan)– Noonan is a rookie for the San Francisco Giants and he earned an Opening Day spot at the last minute. His batting average was .296 in 2012 in Triple -A . Noonan is batting .281 with no home runs and 2RBIs. He has played in 19 games for the Giants this year. I think he would have an impact on the Giants in the future and he has the potential to heat up. It is tough for him to really play because of the stars now but in the future they are going to really need him and he could be the one of the stars on the team.
4. Los Angeles Dodgers– (LHP) Paco Rodriguez– Rodriguez is a rookie relief pitcher for the Dodgers. He has an 3.00 ERA and he has 15 strikeouts. I watched him on Saturday against the San Francisco Giants and the Giants had the bases loaded with no outs. Rodriguez pitched out of a jam by striking out 2 batters and not allowing a run, I was amazed.I think he is amazing pitcher and even though I am not a fan of the Dodgers, I am a fan of Rodriguez. The Dodgers have pitching woes and I believe that he will make an impact in the future and he could possibly switch to a starter one day.
5. Last but not least Texas Rangers (RHP) Nick Tepesch– Tepesch is a rookie starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers. Tepesch started off well but has struggled as of late. He is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA with 22 strikeouts and a 1.34 WHIP. I think he will be the future of the Rangers even though he is struggling. This is his first full season in the majors. I think he will bounce back and go back to his winning ways.