Not every player is going to get off to a great start to the season, especially if it’s level they’ve never played before.
Usually it’s something small, unnoticeable to some that sparks the ‘I can do this at this level’ moment. Then from there they just take off.
That’s a good way to describe Angel Basabe’s first taste of Single-A. It got off to a rough start, then he adjusted. He took off and put himself in position where -- when circumstances allowed it -- he got a promotion to High-A after just 25 games with Bradenton.
After being signed during the 2017-2018 international signing period, Basabe slowly worked his way up the ladder, playing in the FCL during the 2021 season. He didn’t do too much offensively (.214/.314/.308, eight extra-base hits in 38 games), which led him to not star...
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