Jean Segura – Washington Huskies
Before I go any further, GO DAWGS!
But back to what I was saying, this comparison is one of my favorites. Segura in 2016 showed the world that he possessed a strong offensive and defensive game, along with blinding speed. He led the NL in hits and hit over .310 with more than 30 SB.
Last year, Segura could swing the bat and flash good skill with the glove as well. He made a total of 10 errors in 2016 and finished top-12 in the MVP conversation. Segura seemed to be able to do it all in 2016.
The 2016 Huskies were in the same boat. UW showed that they could outscore nearly any opponent that dared to face them. UW boasted an average scoring margin of +23.8 during the 2016 season, up +15 from 2015.
That offense led by Jake Browning and speed demons John Ross and Myles Gaskin was an absolute force. CB’s had all the trouble in the world running down the Dawg’s version of “the Flash”. But not only could they score, they could defend the pigskin as well.
Even with a late season injury to Azeem Victor, the UW defense with Budda Baker and Sidney Jones rarely let people into the house.
The main issue with Segura and UW is simply; can they repeat their dominance in 2017?
Segura will be entering a pitcher’s park coming from Arizona. Can he repeat his success in a new lineup with higher expectations?
As for the Huskies, 2016 brought life back into UW football. But with many of their studs leaving, 2017 is a worry. Can the incoming guys continue the legacy that the older guys left for them to continue?