Check out these five facts from Game 1 of the World Series that you may not have known.
For the Padres, Cameron Maybin set a career high in nearly every offensive category, sometimes by fantastic margins.
Paul Goldschmidt’s greatest attribute is his raw power. At 6-foor-3, 245 pounds, he has smacked a combined 73 home runs over his last two professional seasons.
Overall, it’s clear that the 24-year-old Jhoulys Chacin has potential, but also that he still has some growing to do at the Major League level.
At 22 years old, Madison Bumgarner’s already accomplished an incredible amount in the Majors, but his career is just getting started.
The son of Tom “Flash” Gordon, a reliever who once held the record for most consecutive games converted, Dee Gordon could earn the same nickname as his father – but not because their games are similar.
One of the most recent St. Louis hurlers to make a name for himself is Jaime Garcia, who will be counted on to carry a big load in his third Major League season.
On the whole, Jay Bruce has accomplished a lot already in his career, but there is still room for him to grow.
At 6-foot-3, 225-pounds, Pedro Alvarez can hit the ball a long way – just as long as he gets the bat on it.
The odd nature of Joba Chamberlain’s injury got us thinking how athletes from all sports tend to suffer from weird injuries.
Gamel has performed very well in the minors over the course of his career. Over the last two years at Triple-A, he’s put up OPS’s of .898 and .912, respectively.
As he adds more power and refines the other parts of his game, Starlin Castro will become the face of a rebuilding Cubs franchise.
After leading the minor leagues with a 1.73 ERA in 2010, Brandon Beachy earned the Braves’ fifth starter role and pitched like an ace throughout the year.
The new-look Marlins will have no shortage of storylines over the next few years, but Logan Morrison might be getting the most press of anyone.
Jordan Zimmermann will be a big piece of a Washington team that is only going to get better over the next few years.