Bligh Madris Discusses Core Value of Perseverance and His Power Increase

ST. PETERSBURG - Perseverance was the random word I picked to describe the 2022 season from Bligh Madris.

He had good numbers last year in Triple-A, hitting for a .786 OPS. He followed that up with strong numbers this year in big league camp, but didn't make the majors. That didn't seem to bother him, as he hit for a .904 OPS in his return to Triple-A, ultimately resulting in a shot in the majors.

Perseverance. That's how I see it. You could make an argument that Madris should have been up earlier. That didn't stop him from persevering and maintaining his production.

Upon mentioning the word, Madris simply turned over his arm to reveal the word "Perseverance" tattooed on his arm.

"Right there, baby," Madris said, displaying the tattoo.

"It’s a core value of mine," Madris...



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I agree the game is played in your head.


The biggest difference between guys at any level is believing in your abilities and outworking anybody else. Madris is a good story and the .280 BA and .440 Slugging are VG, but the 16 K’s to 1 Walk in 50 AB is reason to think he will be sent back down as soon as Gamel is ready – possibly tomorrow. Gamel had two hits yesterday and put the ball in play all 5 AB.


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