the promotion of Will Brennan it was a long-awaited roster move and we finally get to see what the major league-level slugging outfielder has.
Brennan has only played 18 innings in the majors, but why not talk about some overreactions after his impressive first couple of games?
1. Will Brennan, the punching machine
With just two games into his major league career, Brennan is already becoming a hitting machine. He already has a .375 batting average (three hits) and he’s hitting them hard, too.
His first-inning single was a rocket base hit that had an exit speed of 103.3 miles per hour.
Brennan has also had some excellent at-bats prior to these hits and is confident and patient in the box. Two traits that are great to see in a young hitter.
2. Is the defense more impressive than the offense?
Everyone was excited to see how well Brennan would perform offensively. But Brennan has also been just as impressive on the defensive end.
The first batter he faced as a major league outfielder hit a fly ball to right field. Brennan tracked the ball beautifully and made a sliding catch near the wall.
Will grew up as a center fielder, so he has a defensive background. The Guardians could legitimately have the best defensive outfield with him, Steven Kwan and Myles Straw hanging around.
3. Perfect fit in alignment
Brennan batted seventh in the two games he has started so far. He fits perfectly into this lineup and it can be argued that he should have been moved up the order by now.
As a southpaw, he could be placed second, fourth or fifth in the lineup, which would help give guys like Jose Ramirez Y jose naylor some protection in the lineup.
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Again, these are just overreactions. It’s still very, very early in Brennan’s career, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be excited about him.
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