The time has finally come to see the amazing prospect, Mike Stanton in a big league uniform and starting in right field. The 20 year old makes his debut tonight against the Silly Phillies about an hour away from my home in New Jersey. Good thing I’m going to see him tomorrow. Sorry, back to the main headline here.
Stanton has finally been called up after having a spectacular spring with 3 HR, 8 RBI in his short stint in a big league camp. He was sent to Double AA-Jacksonville to get a little conditioning and up to this past weekend Stanton had 21 HR, 52 RBI in 52 Games. Needless to say, it was almost mandatory to call him up to shake up the Fish, plus the fact that the Super Two deadline had past on June 1.
Ironically another team, the Nationals, were waiting for that Super Two date to pass as the #1 pick in the 2009 Draft – Stephen Strasburg is also making his major league debut tonight. Two of the three top prospects in the game are set to embark on a joyous adventure that should blossom into incredible careers. These two rookie baseball gladiators have a magnitude of talent and baring injury should perform beautifully.
Here’s Mike Stanton, get acquainted with his face and his bat…