Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pic of the Week

Milwaukee infielder Scooter Gennett appears to
levitate as he turns a double play against Pittsburgh.
Josh Harrison is the Pirate forced out at second base.

I picked this photo for two reasons: One, the way Scooter Gennett seems to float in the air, independent of gravity.

Second, the name "Scooter Gennett." This may be the most utility infielder name in the history of utility infielders. Were you to be introduced to a fellow named "Scooter Gennett," you would immediately assume he plays middle infield. And doesn't hit.

In reality, Gennett hit .324 in more than 230 plate appearances with the Brewers last year and is above .300 again this season. He appears to be what the Brewers expected Rickie Weeks to become but never did: A second baseman who deserves a key spot in the lineup. Utility man? No, Gennett is a regular, and a good one.

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