If you have spent any amount of time reading anything I’ve written you probably know that I really like Brandon Haveman. He’s a solid defensively and offensively doesn’t get cheated at the plate. A great understanding of the strike zone and a good swing at the plate. He runs every ground ball out at first base and his tough as nails.
I’m really happy to see the organization give him a chance up in Tacoma despite his slow start this year (3-21, 1 2b). I think part of it has to do with his age. Brandon, 25, isn’t a spring chicken and despite having some skills the lack of power he posses is a tad disconcerting and it may prevent him from becoming a major league ballplayer even if it’s in a small time role.
I love the guy and I’m waving the Haveman flag high. But don’t think just because I’m an optimist I’ve completely lost my mind. There are certainly some question marks with this young man and his skill set. I’m just really excited that he’s being given an opportunity to put them to rest.