Thursday, January 20, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, January 20, 2022 -- "Random Player Comments"

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"My pick for the 2022 AL MVP is Wander Franco, who at 20 years old bounced back from a slow start to hit .314/.372/.500 with a 22/19 K/BB in the second half. At 20 years old. Franco was also a plus defensive shortstop in 543 innings and hit .368/.368/.789 in his first exposure to postseason play. At 20 years old. There’s no player, not Shohei Ohtani, not Juan Soto, not Jacob deGrom, whom I am more excited about watching this season than I am Franco."