Wednesday, September 17, 2014
2014 Spirit Base: 351-360
#351 - Cliff Lee
Cliff better put a hat on. It's always sunny there.
#352 - Neil Walker
Walker's having the finest season of his career so far.
#353 - Kolten Wong
Looks like he's finally up to the majors for good.
#354 - Tyson Ross
Probably the biggest bright spot for the Padres this year.
#355 - Brandon Belt
What a strange season for Belt. He started off like gangbusters, then naturally cooled off, then broke his thumb in May. After he finally returned in July, he dealt with a stiff back for a few weeks before getting hit during batting practice. Since then he's been out with a concussion. Then just a couple of days ago he was finally activated, though he's yet to see any playing time. I had such high hopes for his 2014 season after that hot start. Now I just hope he's able to stay healthy and contribute in some way.
#356 - Hisashi Iwakuma
Though not quite as revelatory as last year, Iwakuma's been good again this season. Lo and behold, the Mariners have a chance to make the playoffs.
#357 - David DeJesus
I've been looking for a good bunt image to throw in here but I think DeJesus is the first I've actually used.
#358 - Tanner Scheppers
Probably the unlikeliest of Opening Day starters. And after spending the post-April season mostly on the DL, the Rangers have already announced he'll be a bullpen guy in 2015.
#359 - Colby Rasmus
I have a hard time finding good defensive shots of outfielders that show them actually catching the ball. I had no choice but to use this one of Rasmus here.
#360 - Rafael Soriano
This was probably the least obnoxious clap photo he has out there.