M’s Tag 1B Maguire Wiswall at #222
Fantastic name, not on the level of Gauntlett Eldemire though.
Wiswall, who goes by Mickey, is out of Boston College, a left-handed hitting first baseman. He did quite well in the Cape Cod League last year. He got a little bit of a big head about it, apparently, because he was trying to pull everything out of the gate this seasons and everyone abandoned ship on him.
Since we’re suddenly experts on horizontal vs. vertical leverage in our training programs and swings, we may be able to tweak him to the point where he’s effective and not quite so pull happy. He’s pretty much locked into first base, so that bat will have to carry him if he’s going anywhere in the league. There’s a lot of potential there, it’s just a matter of tapping into it.