Friday, August 26, 2011
Elvis has entered the building
Alex Presley aka Elvis is back in the big leagues. Alex won Pittsburgh's Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He hit very well in AA & AAA last year before becoming a September call up and legging out a couple bases. He continued being a hitting machine in AAA until being called up when Jose Tabata when on the DL in late June. He was the most consistent hitter the Pirates had during their incredible July run to become leaders of the NL Central. Shortly after Presley and Chase D'Arnaud went on the DL, the Pirates started to skid out of contention.
Now Alex is back in the lineup along with Jose Tabata and Andrew McCutchen in the outfield. That's a lot of speed patrolling the outfield. In addition Chase D'arnaud has rejoined the team. The team's speed is back in the lineup and I suspect that they will start to get back on track and end the season at or very close to .500.