The promotion of Will Brennan was a long overdue roster change and we can finally see what the hitting outfielder has at the big league level.
Brennan has only played 18 innings of big league baseball, but why not talk about some overreaction after his impressive first few games?
1. Will Brennan The Punch Machine
Just two games into his big league career, Brennan is already turning into a hitting machine. He already has a .375 batting average (three hits) and he’s putting some hard punches on her too.
His single in the first inning was a missile base hit with an exit speed of 103.3 mph.
Brennan has also put up some great at-bats leading up to those hits and is confident and patient in the pits. Two qualities that are great to see in a young hitter.
2. Defense more impressive than offense?
Everyone was excited to see how Brennan would play offensively and rightly. But Brennan was just as impressive on defense.
The first hitter he ever faced as a major league outfielder hit a flyball to right field. Brennan chased the ball beautifully and made a sliding catch close to the wall.
Will grew up as a midfielder, so he comes from a defensive background. The Guardians could justifiably have the best defensive outfield roaming around with him, Steven Kwan and Myles Straw.
3. Perfect fit in lineup
Brennan has finished seventh in both games he has started so far. He fits perfectly into this lineup and it can be argued that he should already have moved up the order.
Being left-handed, he could end up second, fourth or fifth in the line-up which would help attract guys like e.g Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor some protection in the lineup.
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Again, these are just overreactions. It’s very, very early in Brennan’s career, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be excited about him.
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