He was always a stud fielder. Now in the last week, his bat has come alive.
Yesterday he had 5 hits (2 hrs, 3 doubles), 5 runs, and 7 RBI. Oritz got 7 RBI for the first time in his career earlier this season.
He’s got 15 hits in the last 5 games, he had 7 all season before that.
And he makes Top 10 plays in the field like once a game.
I’m really hoping this kid turns it on like this for the rest of the year.
And a great one from last year
His bat may be cold but his glove is on fire. Once or twice a week there is a great defensive play made by Jackie Bradley Jr. He’s starting to look like another Jr, defensively anyway. The hitting will eventually come around, so I’m not worried about that. They got Cespedes to pick up the slack for offense from outfielders.
While were talking about JBJ, might as well show some other highlights from this year.
This one is my personal favorite
Nice as well
Now if he can do all of those ^ plus maybe like 30 of these of a year, we’ll be all set
Pretty true. Both guys can chuck it like 400 feet.
First it was Cespedes 2 assists in a row earlier this week. Last night it was the Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. showing off the arm.
Bradley’s was a little more straightforward. No playing around with the ball like Cespedes. BTW, that move that Cespedes did, miss the ball, play it off casually, and then gun out the runner trying to advance, that was my move in Ken Griffey Jr Baseball for the N64. Just let the wait to pick up the ball and watch the little icon of the guy you were playing as he tried to advance. Time it right and you always gun him out.
Anyway, Cespedes had the more accurate throw, but Bradley’s was still really impressive, considering he was going in the opposite direction and had to turn around and get all that power on the throw quickly to get the out. Bradley’s was also a double play, so he’s got that going for him too.