The AFL is drawing to a close and so, though it is not as timely as it would have been a few weeks ago I have decided to write the first in what I hope to be many posts of my delusional and ever increasing man-love for one, Kevin Frandsen.
- Frandsen has been nominated by his Scottsdale manager for the 3rd annual Dernell Stenson Award, given to the player that best exemplifies work ethic and team leadership
- Frandsen currently leads the AFL in BA (.421) and OBP (.511). He is third in SLG (.632) and second in OPS (1.143)
- Won Hitter of the Week honors: .571 (12-21), 4 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
- Has walked nearly three times more than he’s struck out 11-4.
What Irks me is that Mumbles has performed at every level and yet has achieved nearly zero acknowledgment from any baseball professional in regards to his excellence. If his performance doesn’t open Sabean’s eyes to his future as the Giants everyday second baseman and vanquish all thought of signing a replacement level player to stop-gap secondbase for 2007 then I will lose all hope as a Giants fan and will be forced to watch my tape of Shawn Estes sliding into second and hurting his ankle over and over again until I die from bleeding out the eyes.
Out of principle and shame he should be named to BA’s top 100 prospects for ’07, if not BA should be discredited as a journal of fact and championed as a publication that gives insight into fantasy and fiction, written by a collection of baseball snobs, too proud and too blind to see the glaring truth; that Kevin “Mumbles” Frandsen will be a very good (and maybe an all-star) second baseman for the Giants for years to come.