Mariners utility player Dylan Moore did a little of everything and is the perfect Ant-Man
Dylan Moore of the Mariners played his second season in the big leagues in 2020. He was quite the delight to Mariners fans as he completely outperformed his 2019 season. The 28-year-old out of the University of Central Florida did whatever was asked of him this season. In 2020, Moore played every position but pitcher and catcher. The only position Moore has not played in his MLB career is catcher (Moore pitched an inning in 2019).
Moore is like the 2020 version of Mariner’s favorite Willie Bloomquist. Not only did Moore play all over the field, filling in whenever necessary, but Moore was also an offensive force. He finished the season with a .255 batting average, .855 OPS, a surprising eight home runs, and 12 stolen bases. Moore showed off his athleticism, speed, and offensive savvy all in just 38 games. What better example is there from the Avengers than Ant-Man played by Paul Rudd.
Ant-Man in the Marvel Universe turned small when needing to spy or sabotage systems, and he would turn humongous when fighting large villains. Also known as Scott Lang, he was a thief his entire life and was able to utilize that skill in his superhero missions as well. Ant-Man was the ultimate utility superhero who played important roles in different scenarios, which sounds exactly like a utility baseball player like Moore.
Dylan Moore is also a likable character who smiles on the field and is a great guy to interview. Much like Scott Lang in Marvel, Paul Rudd plays a quirky and entertaining superhero character. One last connection to make is Rudd’s ability to use his tools in the right way. Similar to Marco Gonzales’ comparison to Hawkeye, both Lang and Moore use their different tools at the right time.
Lang would use his Pym particle to get big when necessary and large when necessary. Moore in the same way used his defensive versatility depending on the day and his variety of offensive skillsets when called upon. From stealing bases to hitting home runs, to moving runners over, Moore did it all.