Sam Huff is here.

Rookie catcher Sam Huff connects for the first of his two home runs in last night’s 5-4 extra-inning win over the Astros.

In four minor league seasons, he’d never played a game above Single-A. Right now, that doesn’t seem to matter. 

Sam Huff sure seems comfortable in a major league uniform. 

He’s just twenty-two. But he’s not playing like it. On a team starved for offense and gasping for power, Sam Huff is sticking out like sore thumb. With his two home runs last night in a three-hit game, now six of his ten big-league hits have been for extra bases. 

He’s batting .357 with an OPS of 1.165. That’s elite level. He it’s certainly about seven levels above the pitiful numbers his teammates have put up, many of them who have had years in the major leagues.  

Of course, it’s a small sample size and opposing teams haven’t had the benefit of seeing him a second time through to make adjustments, but he is certainly more than holding his own. 

It be interesting to see if Huff is given a chance to make the big league club next season, of if they decide he needs more time in the minor leagues to develop. Which is something every one of his current major league teammate could use a lot more of.


TBD vs. Kyle Gibson (2-6, 5.87)