MLB: Why isn’t Rafael Devers considered one of the ‘faces’ of baseball?

rafael devers He is one of the most outstanding players of the generation of the MLB. His skills covering third base for the Boston Red Sox They have led him to be considered one of the players who deserves a substantial contract extension. However and despite his performance, the Dominican he is not considered one of the faces of the Major Leagues. Why? Here the analysis.

Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Shohei Ohtani. These names have things in common such as their great performances on the field of play, but also that they are part of the MLB’s advertising strategy.

If players for marketing were chosen based on their sporting abilities, Rafael Devers should be on that list. But it’s not like that. The reason? The Dominican does not have the profile for it.

It is not that ‘Carita’ is not charismatic or ‘flashy’. But it is a reality that he has shown himself to be a more reserved player, quiet and without as much ‘flow’ as that shown by his compatriots Tatis Jr. and Soto.

Rafael Devers is a fan favorite for the Boston Red Sox. And in various ways they have shown that affection, such as asking the board to offer him the contract extension he deserves.

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I joined ‘Al Bat’ in September 2020, starting a new work stage in which I always seek to give my best version, in addition to leaving a significant mark on the passage of women in an industry that is managed mainly by men. Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Techniques from the Interamerican University for Development (UNID), I am a specialist in sports journalism, writing and editing texts, I have three years of experience covering sports, especially baseball of the Mexican Baseball League (LMB). ), Mexican Pacific League (LMP) and MLB. I was an intern for the Leones de Yucatán Baseball Club of the LMB, with whom I attended the 2019 King’s Series. I have done work for social networks such as the coverage of the 2019-2020 edition of the LMP Final for ‘Con Las Bases Llenas’. I am constantly updated on social networks, SEO, Google positioning, writing, digital journalism, as well as the place of women in the sports industry. Originally from Mérida, Yucatán, my first approach to baseball was at a game of the Leones de Yucatán, at the ‘Kukulcán Álamo’ Park, in 2015; And that changed my life completely. The ‘Melenudos’ are the team I love and the greatest passion I have in this sport. Although I play baseball most of the time, my sport, at first, was (and still is) soccer. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich won my heart and fans from ‘minute one’ and I am fortunate to have already seen them play live. Clearly, I am a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer.

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MLB: Why isn’t Rafael Devers considered one of the ‘faces’ of baseball?