When I heard that Jurickson Profar is only 19 years old, my age, and hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, it made me wonder: what am I doing with my life? Here is this kid, hitting major league home runs, and I’m sitting in a laundry room writing this article. Come on, man!
In all seriousness, Major League Baseball is enjoying what is a very exciting youth movement. With all of the acrimony caused by the Steroid Era, Major League Baseball is finally bringing in a new crop of players to represent America’s Pastime.
These young superstars may be the best and the brightest we’ve ever seen at such a young age. Guys like Steven Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, Jurickson Profar, Buster Posey, and even Jason Kipnis are not only young, but for the most part are also at the top of Major League Baseball in terms of talent.
The average age of these guys is 22 years old. It’s scary to think how good they can all be at 28 or 30. It’s one thing to be playing in the Majors at 19 years old, but it’s a whole other thing to be dominating the sport at 19 years old like some of these guys are.
For the fans, baseball may finally have a new “face”. We’ve been watching the juiced up antics of Major League ballplayers for so long, it’s refreshing seeing some young talent playing baseball the way it was meant to be played. I know, I may be speaking too soon, you never know what can happen in this sport, but my hope is that these guys are all as clean as they seem. Continue reading Young Kids Are Bringing Back Major League Baseball