It’s “body transformation” season for the White Sox and our first participant is Blake Rutherford. You remember Blake. First round pick of the Yankees who the Sox acquired for king goober Todd Frazier along with David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle.
Blake has a bad habit of not hitting home runs, which doesn’t play well in a league in which you’re considered a slap hitter if you don’t reach 20 dingers in a season. But that’s all in the past now because he’s huge. From The Athletic:
“Everyone is amazed at how big he got,” said Madrigal, who played with Rutherford on Team USA when they were both high school stars in California. “He looks great. Just going back to when I knew him from when he was 15 years old, he was more of a kind of a base hitter, hitting the gaps, but now he can put it out to left-center, right-center, he looks good, exciting to watch.”
See the original post from The Athletic here.
Perfect. I think this means the rebuild is officially back to full strength after slightly derailing during the Machado efforts. This is just another future all-star that Uncle Jerry won’t have to pay. The stars are aligning.