Now I don’t know if Peter Gammons was just in a jovial mood during tonight’s Baseball Tonight broadcast because he was about to watch his Red Sox take on the Yankees live at Fenway Park, but he was in the praising mood in talking about the reason for the DiamondBacks success this season: their emerging young players, and namely Justin Upton and Mark Reynolds.
“I spoke to a GM earlier this week and he told me that Justin Upton is the best 20-year old he’s ever seen.”
Not surprising. Players 20 years old don’t play in the big leagues that often, and rarely have they ever gotten off to a start like this. Still it’s high praise coming from Petey.