LaMonte Wade Jr. is having a time to remember in his first full major league season.
The San Francisco Giants outfielder has played in a career-high 78 games already and has over 200 plate appearances for the first time.
Wade Jr. had just 95 at bats in 46 games in his first two pro seasons with Minnesota.
Wade is early in his MLB career as he’s in his third season. This season he has shown that he has what it takes to be successful in this league.
Our MLBbro has played a significant part in the success of the Giants.
It is safe to say that he has made quite the first impression with the Giants.
Now if you ask Giants fans who Wade is, they’ll be quick to tell you about the rising star.
The 27-year-old is hitting .245 with 17 home runs and 43 RBI. Both are career-highs for Wade.
This is his best season statistically so far and he continues to show signs of improvement.
Wade has dealt with a few injuries throughout the season that caused him to miss some games.
But he hasn’t let those injuries slow him down at all.
Last year, Wade was a member of the Minnesota Twins, who lost in the Wild Card round to the Houston Astros.
Now, Wade has a chance to be a part of a team who can win one of the toughest divisions in MLB.
At the plate, Wade has shown that he’s more than a singles and double type of guy. He can hit it out of the park with no problem.
He is fourth on the team in home runs and fourth in triples with two. Wade has made the most of his time with the Giants since early in the season.
The MLBbro Black Knights of the Night for 6/16:
3) Michael Brantley (HOU) – 2-4, 1 BB
2) LaMonte Wade Jr. (SF) – 2-6, HR (4), 2 Runs, 1 RBI
— MLBbro.com (@MLBbrodotcom) June 17, 2021
Our MLBbro came through clutch in a game on August 21st.
The Giants were battling their division rivals, the Oakland Athletics, and Wade was called upon to pinch hit.
And what did our brother do?
Hit a go-ahead two-run homer to help the Giants secure a 6-5 victory. And that was his first pinch-hit home run of his career too, can’t get much better than that.
Wade’s teammates has nothing but respect for him.
“It’s not easy to come off the bench after you’ve been sitting there for three-and-a-half hours and put a good swing on a ball like that,” Giants veteran Brandon Belt told mlb.com.
“But it’s something that we as a team have been able to do really well this year. It’s especially hard for a young player like LaMonte, but he’s shown up at-bat after at-bat, late in the game. He’s been huge for us.”
Wade is the type of player that can make an impact whether he’s starting or coming off the bench.
— MLBbro.com (@MLBbrodotcom) August 25, 2021
As the Giants continue to make a push towards the playoffs and fend off the Dodgers and Padres in the NL West, Wade will continue to display his abilities on the field and let the league know that he is a force to be reckoned with.