Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Little Man Standing Large

By Corey R. Cunningham

Minnesota Twins OF Ben Revere is all of 5’ 9” tall, and weighs 170 lb wet, though he has held his ground back in Minnesota. The former 1st round pick started the 2012 season on the Twins roster, before struggling and getting demoted to AAA Rochester. Ben spent all of 23 games in Rochester this year, and he spent a hand full of games with the Twins before being sent down.

During Revere’s AAA stint, he batted .330, in 94 AB with 9 R, 31 H, 1 2B, 6 RBI, and had 6 SB. He has never been a slouch to minor league hitting, as he has a career minor league batting average of .326.

Thus far, through 55 games with the Twins, Ben has a line of .319 BA, 14 RBI, 27 R, and 19 SB. Revere has been clutch for the Twins, and as far as offense goes, they were predicted to have one of the lower tier offenses in the Majors. As of now Minnesota ranks 15th in Runs, 9th in Hits, 11th in Doubles, 23rd in Triples, 22nd in HR, 17th in Total Bases, 15th in RBIs, 9th in AVG, 10th in OBP, 20th in SLG, and 15th in OPS. Looking at those averages it seems as if Minnesota is right in the middle of the pack, that is not the case. The are bringing up the rear in the AL Central

I picked up Ben in late May, and had stuck him in one of my starting OF spots, since then I have never looked back. He has been great for my team, as it was lacking a bit in TB, AVG, and SB. Needless to say, Ben has contyributed in all 3 categories to boost my team and Ben could do the same for yours. Of course, he will not produce many power numbers or RBI; however, he will give you R, SB, TB, and AVG. I’ll take 4 out of 6 categories.

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