In The Star Ledger, Brian Costa writes about Jenrry Mejia’s unusual path into baseball and his former job shining shoes.
No doubt, Mejia’s a cool story right now.
Mike Vaccaro dreams about Mejia and Davis and writes that in spring training:
“You are permitted to dream. Some would say required to.”
This one should be decided in a few years. Morrison hit for less power than Davis, but showed a lot more strike zone control, walking 63 times and striking out just 46 times in 79 games at AA last year. Still, usually to be an impact 1B, you gotta hit the ball out of the yard. Freeman, who was just 19 last year, ripped in the FSL (.302/.394/.447) but struggled in AA (.248/.308/.342). He appears to be at least a year behind Davis, but also makes more contact (19 K, 11 BB in 41 G at AA).