Friday, January 15, 2010
M's picked Everidge off waivers today, and honestly, I couldn't be more excited. I mean, look at the guy. It's like Bucky Jacobsen all over again, except Tommy is about 10 years younger and actually has a nice little track record of hitting in the minors. Who can't root for an overweight, swings-from-his-ass, no-defense, paul-bunyan masher?
A few quick stats: AAA (201 PA) .368/.428/.632
AA (three seasons, 201 games, 903 PA) .290/.358/.474
That's awfully nice, but the folks with the math degrees out there who project performance don't really see him being anything more than a role player or late season call-up. Best case for Tommy, he's an injury fill-in.
But I'm sure I'm not the first to say it - but perhaps the first in Seattle:
I want to go drinking with Tommy Everidge. First round is on me, Tommy. My bet is you're a PBR kind of guy.
Posted by Michael at 1:39 PM