Mike and Bryce have been inextricably linked since April 28, 2012, when the outfielders with transcendent talent were summoned to the major leagues for good. Today in Washington, they will meet in a regular season game for the first time. USA TODAY Sports’ Jorge L. Ortiz breaks down what the duo have done, and where they’re going:
has a career .314 batting average with 67 home runs, 209 RBI, 88 stolen bases and a .952 on base plus slugging percentage (OPS) in 353 games.
has a career .273 batting average with 43 home runs, 122 RBI, 29 stolen bases and an .830 OPS in 273 games.
has a career wins above replacement (WAR) of 21.5 and led the American League in that category in each of the last two seasons. Since 2012, he is 11th in the majors in ultimate zone rating (20.3) and 16th in defensive runs saved (12).
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was the 2012 AL rookie of the year and twice finished second to Miguel Cabrera in MVP voting. The extension kicks Air Jordan Women Size in after this season, when is making $1 million.
is in the fourth season of a five year, $9.9 million Air Jordan 4s contract including a $6.25 million signing bonus that he received after being drafted No. 1 overall in 2010. won’t be able to apply for free agency until after the 2018 season he’ll be 26 and it’s unlikely he’ll sign an extension that buys out any of his free agency years. Panic soon might spread throughout Orange County.
Known for his hard charging ways, was pulled out of the game Saturday for failing to run out a comebacker. He was back in the lineup Sunday.
This is the first time the teams have met since 2011, so these two young standouts are more likely to see each other in commercial shoots and All Star Games than during the regular season. Regardless, they will remain Air Jordan 16s linked as two of baseball’s most captivating and precociously talented players. At some point, they Air Jordan CDP figure to battle it out for salary supremacy, but probably not until they’re closer to free agency.