Jeff Wilson, while writing about how Isiah Kiner-Falefa, notes that the underdog, position-swapping, opposite field-approaching, clubhouse-leading Hawaiian is on his way to going full Michael Young (mostly my words, not his).
Indeed, Grant writes that IKF is swapping to an ax-handled bat after spending his offseason literally swinging an ax in hopes of injecting more power in his bat.
Kennedi Landry has notes on both IKF’s Paul Bunyan routine and Arihara’s rebound performance on Monday.
Wilson notes that Willie Calhoun was back in a familiar setting yesterday, one year to the day after he had his jaw broken by a 95-mph fastball.
Grant writes that it hasn’t been smooth sailing for Willie since last March 8 and, after a slow spring thus far, his roster spot isn’t a sure thing in 2021.
Jared Sandler is talkin’ Leody Taveras and 2021 goals for the likely Opening Day centerfielder.
Wilson writes that bringing Mike Foltynewicz aboard late in the winter could end up being a boon for the Rangers.
Grant sleeps deeply on RHP Hans Crouse by ranking him as just the 19th best prospect in the Rangers’ farm system.
And, ESPN has a guide for all the MLB parks where you can catch baseball fever (and probably COVID) this summer.