After last week’s time off, I’m back with today’s Friday 5. Since baseball season just ended and I’m not ready for it to be over, I’m dedicating today’s list to switch hitters.
During my brief and generally forgettable baseball career, I toyed with the idea of switch hitting. It lasted for a practice before I got tired of striking out. Since then, I’ve always been enamored with the idea of it. So let’s take a look at the Top 5 switch hitters in the game today starting with:
5. Kendry Morales – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Can one season make you one of the top five switch hitters in the game? Sure it can. Morales was given the full-time starting job for the first time this season and he didn’t disappoint. The 26 year-old put up .306 batting average, 34 long balls, and 108 RBIs. For years we heard of his potential and it finally came to fruition. Morales hits for right around the same average from both sides of the plate, but he has markedly more power from the left side where he hit 30 homers. If Morales can do this for a few more years he’ll become one of the premier switch hitters in the game.
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