Kyren Paris Introduces Himself To The Show & Gets First Career Hit

Kyren Paris Introduces Himself To The Show & Gets First Career Hit

In the baseball world, it’s a player’s dream to find out they’ve been called up to the big leagues.


For Kyren Paris, his dreams came true a few days ago. The Los Angeles Angels decided to call him up from Double-A Rocket City on September 

The Angels No. 5 prospect made his MLB debut that same day, going hitless in two at-bats against the Oakland Athletics. 


It wouldn’t take him long to record his first MLB hit. On September 2, Paris launched a single to right field in the fifth inning. It was a moment that Paris will always remember. And what’s even better is that his family was there in attendance.

“It was a special moment; one that I’ve dreamed of,” Paris said in an article. “And for it to come true — it’s special.”


He also stole a base in that game. So Paris got his first hit and stolen base in one game.


Angels manager Phil Nevin is really looking forward to seeing how the young players perform as the season is nearing an end.


“That’s what this is all about,” Nevin said. “We have some players up here getting some opportunities and being able to evaluate at this level for this length of a time, is not only great for us, but it’s valuable for them to get these at-bats and see these pitches and get these innings to see where they stand. Where we’re going with our future and the young core of players we have, we really like.”


Paris can now show the MLB world that he means business, and he has what it takes to play with other big leaguers.

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“Just showing that I’m capable of playing here and making an impact, that’s my goal,” Paris said. “And helping the team win.”


The 21-year-old can have a promising future with the Angels at the shortstop position. There’s no question that Los Angeles sees something in Paris that they like. And he’s a player who can provide value to a big league team.


Paris was drafted back in 2019, and four years later he found himself playing in the majors. For some players, it takes much longer than four years to reach the league. But not for Paris.


His professional career started in 2019 with the Angels rookie team. He only played three games and hit .300. The California native would then play five games with the rookie team in 2021 and he hit .357 with a home run.


He was then called up to the single-A affiliate, Inland Empire and hit .274 with 18 RBI. After his time with Inland Empire, he played for high-A affiliate, Tri-City.


During the 2022 season, he was promoted to the double-A affiliate, Rocket City, who he would continue to play for this season before being called up to the big leagues.


In 268 minor league games, Paris has a .252 average with 30 home runs, 114 RBI and 99 stolen bases.


While the Angels playoff hopes may be out of reach this season, this is the perfect time to focus on the young prospects. 


You better believe that Paris will leave it all out there on the field and he will look to give the Angels a good reason to keep him around going into the new season and in the future.

JP Crawford’s Growth Is Leading The Seattle Mariners’ MLB Playoff Push | Gold Glove SS Having A Career Season

JP Crawford’s Growth Is Leading The Seattle Mariners’ MLB Playoff Push | Gold Glove SS Having A Career Season

The Seattle Mariners have been one of the hottest teams in all of baseball for the last few weeks. Seattle is putting themselves in a good position to make the postseason for the second consecutive season.


J.P. Crawford knows what’s at stake and he understands that every game is critical. Crawford is a leader on this Mariners team and is also a competitor and wants to put his team in a position to win games.

The Mariners certainly have been winning.

Coming into Tuesday, Seattle has a four-game winning streak and have won 12 of their last 13 games.


JP Crawford Having a Career Season 


And Crawford has been holding his own at the plate. In a 7-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday, Crawford went 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run.  He also hit a home run on August 25 against the Kansas CIty Royals. Crawford finished that game with three hits.


His home run against Oakland was his 12th of the season, which is currently a career-high for the shortstop.


Through 114 games, he’s hitting .268 with 42 RBI to go along with those 12 home runs. It’s the first time in his seven-year career that he has reached the double-digit homer plateau. He’s showing why he’s one of the best in the game. Each year, Crawford continues to improve and he’s a player who takes full advantage of the offseason to work on his game.


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Setting The Tone In The Leadoff Position 


At the leadoff position, Crawford has answered the call time after time for Seattle, setting the tone for the offense.


A few days ago, Crawford made it clear that the Mariners had their sights on winning the division and not settling for a wild card appearance.


“Like Jay Buhner once said, forget the Wild Card, man. We’re going for the division but we still have a lot of games to go. We gotta keep the way we are playing now, keep focused and take it one day at a time,” he said in a post game interview per Shannon Drayer.


There’s no question that Seattle has the team that is capable of winning the division and making a deep run in the playoffs.


Could this be the year that it happens for the Mariners? Seattle has never made an appearance in the World Series, and they have only made five postseason appearances in franchise history.



Having a leader on the team like Crawford certainly pays off because he is a respectable guy and he gets the job done, whether out in the field or at the plate. And one thing that Crawford will do is motivate his teammates and let his performance on the field show that he means business.


This Seattle team can be very dangerous come playoff time, and with MLBbro veteran Crawford continuing to play at a high level, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Mariners still swinging lumber in October.


Michael A. Taylor Has Tied A Career-High In Homers This Season For Minnesota Twins

Michael A. Taylor Has Tied A Career-High In Homers This Season For Minnesota Twins

Michael A. Taylor has been on fire for the Minnesota Twins lately as they are fighting to stay atop of the American League Central Division. For the Twins, they will need to win the division if they want a shot at postseason play and that is something that Taylor knows.


Taylor has been one of the Twins’ best hitters during the last week and a half. On August 24th, Taylor had one of his best performances of the season against the Texas Rangers, going 2-for-3 with two solo home runs as the Twins defeated Texas 7-5. The 32-year-old has provided a lot of production at the bottom of the lineup for the Twins.


His seven-game hitting streak came to an end on Sunday against the Texas Rangers. And his 19 home runs tie a career-best that he set back in 2017 with the Washington Nationals.


In his first year with Minnesota, Taylor has been doing what has been asked of him. The Twins will need Taylor to be healthy throughout the remainder of the season, because he is a player that you don’t want out of the lineup.


The veteran has been an efficient player throughout his career and has postseason experience as well. Oh and let’s not forget he was part of the Nationals World Series team back in 2019.


Taylor has been a lockdown defender in the outfield as well, winning a Gold Glove Award in 2021.



Through 112 games this season at centerfield, Taylor has a .989 fielding percentage with one assist.


And at the plate, he’s hitting .228 through 114 games with 43 RBI. Taylor is not known as a power hitter, but this season he’s displayed some pop in that bat. There’s a strong chance that he will set a new career high in homers, especially with how he’s been hitting as of late.


The Twins are going to need Taylor healthy too. He’s been dealing with a hamstring issue, but it’s nothing too serious.


However, if you’re the Twins, you want to make sure that you’re taking the necessary precautions to make sure that the issue doesn’t get any worse and force Taylor to miss some significant time. Minnesota definitely does not want to go down that right. Taylor has been too valuable to have him sidelined due to injury.


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If Minnesota does win the division, this will be Taylor’s fourth appearance in the postseason. 


The previous three have all come with the Nationals. His last appearance was back in 2019, when Washington won it all and he put together a solid playoff performance.


He hit .333 through eight games and had two home runs.


With fellow MLBbro Byron Buxton out, Taylor has stepped up time after time this season and has shown why he’s a game changer out there on the field. Just imagine what it would have been like if Buxton and Taylor were both roaming the outfield and doing damage at the plate.


That definitely would have been an opposing team’s nightmare. But for now, Taylor is making sure that he gives opposing teams his best effort on the field.


LaMonte Wade Jr. Is Doing Everything He Can To Get San Francisco Back To MLB Playoffs

LaMonte Wade Jr. Is Doing Everything He Can To Get San Francisco Back To MLB Playoffs

The San Francisco Giants are fighting to make a wild card spot this season. It’s going to be a close battle in the National League and the Giants are going to continue to look for LaMonte Wade Jr. to set the tone at the top of the lineup.


Wade had his struggles at the plate this past week and a half, but the 29-year-old has had some success as of late.


He recently hit consecutive home runs this past Saturday and Monday.


On August 19, Wade became the sixth Giant to hit a first-pitch leadoff home run since 2000. He also went 2-for-4 that game as well. 


Prior to that game, he was hitless for six consecutive games. And during the month of August, he’s been hitting right above that .230 average.


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A few months ago, Wade was doing damage at the plate. In May, he hit .292 and had 28 hits, which is the most hits he’s had in a month this season.


This time of the season is always an exciting time because you have teams that are fighting to make the playoffs. And this is when teams want their players to step up and deliver when their number is called.


Wade is in his third year with the Giants and this season he will reach a career-high in games played with them.


He is a player who is valued in San Francisco and the team knows how much of an impact he can be on the field.



Through 108 games this season, Wade is hitting .259 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI.


The Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks are neck and neck and are both fighting for that second place spot in the NL West and they are fighting for that wild card spot too.


Wade has only appeared in the postseason one time in his career, and that was with the Giants during the 2021 season. He only recorded one hit in 10 plate appearances.


He can go on to have a productive career with the Giants and be an integral part to the team’s future.


There’s no question that Wade wants to get back to the postseason and produce for his team on that stage.


But to get to the postseason, he will have to continue to be consistent at the plate and display that power from the left hand side and the Giants will need to turn things around sooner rather than later, because at this point, every game is critical.


With how the Dodgers are playing right now, it looks like they have the division secured, but there still is a lot of season left and anything can happen.


We will get a chance to see how Wade performs these next few months and if he can help his team get back to postseason play.

Hunter Greene Gives Up Five Homers In Return | The Bright Side Is He’s Healthy For Reds Playoff Push

Hunter Greene Gives Up Five Homers In Return | The Bright Side Is He’s Healthy For Reds Playoff Push

Hunter The Cincinnati Reds have their flame-throwing pitcher back just in time to make a playoff push. Hunter Greene made his first start since June 17 on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. 


Unfortunately, Greene struggled in his first game back as the Blue Jays defeated the Reds 10-3.


The Blue Jays put up one run in the first inning and added four more in the second. And then they added four more in the fourth inning.


Greene’s day was cut short as he didn’t make it out of the fourth inning. He finished going three innings, giving up nine runs (eight unearned) on 10 hits and striking out four. He also gave up five home runs. Definitely not the outing that Greene and the Reds were expecting to have. It was not his day and Toronto took full advantage of that.


It was the most hits, runs, and home runs that Greene has allowed this season.


Cincinnati activated Greene off the 60-day injured list and the 24-year-old has been patiently waiting to make his return to the mound.


Greene went on the IL after suffering a right hip injury, and it was a huge blow to the Reds. 


In his last big league start this season before Sunday, he picked up his second win of the season after going six innings, giving up two earned runs while walking four and striking out three against the Houston Astros.


On the season, Greene has a 2-5 record with a 4.72 ERA and 104 strikeouts.


The Reds are in a battle in the NL Central division and with the return of Greene, Cincinnati will look to make a strong push towards playing in the postseason. 


Coming into Sunday, the top three teams in the division were only separated by three games. So each game is critical for these teams and having a healthy roster will be very key as well.


For Cincinnati, that means having their young phenom being healthy throughout the remainder of the season.


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When Greene is healthy, he has shown how effective he is out there on the mound. With his electric fastball and improved off-speed pitches, Greene can keep opposing hitters uncomfortable at the plate.


Despite his outing against the Blue Jays, Greene still has the tools to become a dominant pitcher.


After being away for more than two months, Greene will need to get back into his groove out there on the mound.


As a pitcher, there will be times where you’ll have dominating performances and other times where the offense is hitting everything you throw at them.


The Blue Jays were just all over Greene and they made sure to be aggressive at the plate. 


It will be interesting to see how Greene bounces back from this performance. As mentioned earlier, the Reds have a fighting chance to make the playoffs this season and Greene will have to have a short-term memory out there, but also learn how to adjust so he won’t have a similar performance.



This will be an important time for Greene to be a student of the game and use these next few days before his next start, to work on improving his pitching and work on being effective against opposing hitters.