Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford wowed fans on the field and looked like Dr. Strange (-Gordon)
J.P. Crawford made some incredible defensive plays since joining the Seattle Mariners in 2019. Crawford was a well-respected prospect in the Phillies organization but quickly lost hope after struggling in his first two seasons in the majors. The Mariners won again by acquiring Crawford for what seemed like a bust of a prospect.
2020 was his season as the shortstop was able to hit above .250 for the first time in his MLB career. He did a fantastic job setting the table for the middle of the lineup and most importantly, he played spectacular defense. Crawford played so well that he won a Gold Glove in 2020.
I wanted to compare Crawford to Spider-man for his acrobatic skills on defense, but he was too wizard-like for me to not compare him to Dr. Strange. The hero was played by Benedict Cumberbatch and took the Marvel Universe by storm. He gained a lot more popular than some people expected, and Dr. Strange became one of my favorites.
Dr. Strange turned his life completely around after seeking help from sorcerers to recover from his terrible car accident. Strange learned the ways of his sorcerer teachers and became an expert. Crawford in the same way took his defense very seriously and practiced hard to improve his game. Crawford made huge improvements on defense and deserves recognition for his hard work ethic.