MLB: On the test! These 30 players have a lot to prove in the last 2 months

MLB On the test These 30 players have a lot

It may be the canine days of summer, and the trade deadline frenzy has come and gone. But there is still a lot to do for the 30 MLB headquarters. Whether you’re starting to sketch out a club’s postseason roster or evaluating the pieces that will be part of a club’s 2022 roster out of contention, tough decisions have to be made.

On the other hand, there are many players who, be it a slow start, a season with injury problems, an imminent foray into the free agency or lingering questions about his upcoming postseason contributions have big motivations down the stretch. Here is a player for each club, who has something to prove in the last two months of the season. We start with the American League, East Division:

  1. Blue Jays: RP Brad Hand.
  2. Orioles: RF Anthony Santander.
  3. Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale.
  4. Yankees: DH Giancarlo Stanton.
  5. Rays: SP Shane McClanahan and SP Luis Patiño.
  6. Cleveland: INF Andrés Giménez.
  7. Royals: INF / OF Hunter Dozier.
  8. Tigers: 2B Willi Castro.
  9. Twins: OF / DH Brent Rooker.
  10. White Sox: LF / DH Eloy Jiménez.
  11. Angels: RF Jo Adell.
  12. Astros: RHP Jake Odorizzi.
  13. Athletics: 3B Matt Chapman.
  14. Mariners: 3B Kyle Seager.
  15. Rangers: OF Adolis García.
  16. Braves: RHP Ian Anderson.
  17. Marlins: C Jorge Alfaro.
  18. Mets: OF Michael Conforto.
  19. Phillies: RHP Ian Kennedy.
  20. Nationals: 3B Carter Kieboom.
  21. Brewers: LF Christian Yelich.
  22. Cardinals: SS Paul DeJong.
  23. Cubs: OF Ian Happ.
  24. Reds: 3B Mike Moustakas.
  25. Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller.
  26. D-backs: C / OF Daulton Varsho.
  27. Dodgers: OF Cody Bellinger.
  28. Giants: INF Tommy La Stella.
  29. Parents: LHP Blake Snell.
  30. Rockies: 2B Brendan Rodgers.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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