The baseball season is underway, and that means that it is time to compare our own athletes to professional athletes again. With a close look at playing style, we give you Mason players and their Major League Baseball counterparts.
Thomas Dean: Nolan Arenado
A good defensive third baseman who also absolutely rakes; classic three hitter.
Thomas Creed: Chris Davis
Power hitting first baseman who is an absolute unit and either strikes out or hits bombs.
Jay Nesson: Madison Bumgarner
Pitchers who rake.
David Miller: Adam Eaton
5’8” outfielders who hit leadoff with high On Base Percentage (OBP
Johnny Asel: Yoenis Céspedes
Both have powerful arms from the outfield with middle of the lineup power at bat.
Sean Butler: Buster Posey
Solid bat in the lineup with an even better catching performance behind the dish.
Aidan Clark: Trevor Story
A hot and cold hitter with a good glove at shortstop.
Caleb Parnell: Dustin Pedroia
Undersized second baseman with a good glove who relies on defense and small base knocks.
Erik Martin: Bartolo Colon AKA “Big Sexy”
Big pitchers who rely mostly on accuracy.
Brian Murphy: Michael A. Taylor
Up and coming lanky outfielders who have future top of the lineup potential.
Peter Villa: Kyle Hendricks
A top pitcher who doesn’t throw very fast but keeps it low and hits his spots.