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Friday BP: The amazing rise of Donnie Barrels

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From Minor League journeyman to Silver Slugger.

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Hello and happy Friday. I hope it’s peaceful and stress free for you.

On Thursday, it was announced that San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano won the Silver Slugger Award in the National League. That’s a pretty remarkable achievement.

Let’s rewind and look at Donnie Barrels’ career so far:

2005: Signs with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent
2012: Makes his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins, hits 97% as well as the average hitter, per Fangraphs
2013: Play for the Marlins, hits 73% as well as the average hitter
2014: Plays for the Marlins, hits 77% as well as the average hitter
2015: Plays for the Marlins, his 24% as well as the average hitter
2016: Plays for the New York Yankees, hits 86% as well as the average hitter, gets just 23 plate appearances
2017: Plays in the Minor Leagues
2018: Plays in the Minor Leagues
2019: Joins the Giants, hits 116% as well as the average hitter
2020: Hits 127% as well as the average hitter as a 32 year old, wins the Silver Slugger

Wow. Score one for never giving up.


Old, random MCC article for you to read

The five best games of Tim Lincecum’s career (June 15, 2015 — Grant Brisbee)


Giants links


How many days until Opening Day?

There are 146 days until Opening Day.

I hope you greatly enjoy your Friday.