Friday, June 15, 2012
Do you have one?
I should have asked, does your team have one?
You know, one of those guys that no one who isn't a fan of your team has heard of. Someone who isn't celebrated or interviewed often, but who contributes and plays hard all the time.
The Rangers have one of those guys. His name is Craig Gentry.
I didn't have access to my scanner so I used that old Iphone app. That's why the pic is so awful. This is the 2012 Topps Craig Gentry I pulled in my blaster.
Gentry isn't an everyday player, but he's been in 51 of the Rangers 63 games this season. He is often times inserted as a pinch runner or a defensive replacement late in games. He'll usually replace Josh Hamilton in center and Hamilton slides over to left. In his 51 games Gentry is hitting .337 with an OBP of .407. He's only had 101 at bats in those games, but he's scored 11 runs and driven in 15. He's also the fastest player on the team and has 8 steals already. Gentry is seeing action with the big league club for the third straight year and will undoubtedly set career marks in every category this season.
His production in limited action this year is a bright spot on a team that already features some of the leading offensive players in the American League.
Does your team have a guy like this?