Monday, July 20, 2015

Acts of Kindness #3

Part three of ? Acts of Kindness-Reader David's package of cards included among other items several autos-all new to our collection. First up the "little" Birds-Mike O'Neill 2013 Topps Heritage Minors and 2013 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, unlike the image I grabbed off of Ebay-the one David sent is #ed 7 out 100! This from MLB Trade Rumors "O’Neill, 26, was added to the 40-man before the season started to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He has yet to see MLB action, and has only 163 career plate appearances at the Triple-A level, where he owns a .297/.401/.341 line. Across 796 Double-A plate appearances over the last several years. O’Neill has slashed .306/.407/.382.
Needless to say, his calling card is on-base ability; last season, he reached 91 times via walk while striking out just 37 times. That prompted Baseball America’s Ben Badler to tweet that O’Neill had the best eye in the minors." Well, he is back in Memphis and hitting close to what he was when he was DFAed. At 27, nit sure he will every make it to the Big Show.


Now some one that will make it to the Bigs, possibly soon. 2014 Bowman Inception Auto/GU Jersey Stephen Piscotty from near by Stanford U. He has been trying 1st Base since the Birds have had difficulty getting production from that position. UPDATE-he has gotten the call up and hopefully starts today.
Again, some great cards sent by David.

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