Welcome to the major leagues, Scott Heineman.
After hitting .412 in a handful of rehab games in the Arizona Rookie League this season, then moving on to Triple-A Nashville and hitting a whopping .372 with an OPS of 1.017, the twenty-six-year-old outfielder and first baseman was finally called up to the Rangers.
In his first game for a team that could certainly use some fresh air, he went 2-for-4, playing center field.
Who knows where he goes from here. Chances are pretty good he won’t end his major league career with his current .500 batting average. But one thing for sure is he has a great chance to be in the top two outfielders ever developed in the Jon Daniels era.
It goes: Joey Gallo. Then, ten miles away, Nomar Mazara. Then nobody.
When a team doesn’t have a present, all it has is a future. Here’s hoping Scott Heineman has a long, fruitful career with the Rangers.
Day One was pretty special.
Matthew Boyd (6-8, 3.94) vs. Adrian Sampson (6-8, 5.32)
Game time: 7:05