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Thursday, December 01, 2022

MLB: Why is young outfielder Steven Kwan being compared to Michael Brantley?

With a profile built around contact and motion, Steven Kwan’s electric debut, from the Guardian, another former Cleveland Indians outfield prospect: Michael Brantley’s debut was similar. You don’t believe this?

Here are stats for today’s Houston Astros outfielder, Brantley, the first 100 games of his career: .264/.313/.333, 108 hits, 3 HR, 33 RBI, 13 2B, 3 3B, 14 SB , 80 OPS+ , 78 WRC+, 12.8 Strike Rate:

And here are Kwan’s statistics for his first 100 games, a plateau he overcame last weekend in Toronto, Canada: .296/.373/.391, 109 hits, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 18 2B, 4 3B, 11 SB, 121 OPS+, 122 WRC+, 8.8 Strike Rate

That’s right: During the first 100 games of his career, Quano There’s a better start than someone who went on to become one of the best net hitters in baseball., It doesn’t stop here, as Kwan also bears a strong resemblance to Brantley’s current version.

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You can also read: MLB Is This Guardian rookie outfielder Michael Brantley 2.0

While Brantley has more power and hits the ball harder, he has elite discipline in both plate and swing. The only difference is that one player is 35 years old and has 11 years of major league service under his belt, and the other is a 24-year-old rookie who was not one of the top prospects entering the season. Even Quan could not believe these similarities.

Rafael Martinez

I am a fan of the king of sports, the Boston Red Sox in MLB in particular and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events like Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signing important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, though as a fan. In addition to this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I recited the game 10 years ago, and even an NBA friendly, but I have baseball in my veins. degree in Communication Science from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 at El Sol de Mazatlán newspaper, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first phase), until in November 2014 I moved to the radio providing my services in Linea Directa-Gruppo RSN. There my cycle ended in July 2019 and a few days later, l debate gave me another chance to work and again opened the doors for me. That’s how I came to Al Bat, where I have been as a web journalist since 2019.

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