Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers first basemanBrett Nicholas
against the East during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Fall Star game was played last night in, well Arizona, and Texas Rangers prospect Brett Nicholas really shined, jacking two home-runs in the West’s route of the East. Nicholas finished the game 3-4 with two homeruns. Overall this season Brett Nicholas has a line of .244/.262/.439 with one home-run and four RBI, but he looked really good in last nights all start game for the Arizona Fall League. The Frisco first baseman was quite impressive to say the least, as he singled in the second, homered in the fourth and then homered again in he seventh. Both were solo shots, but he still looked pretty comfortable at the plate. Here is his quote via MLB.com:
“It feels nice to do something like that, it’s an honor to be a part of
this. Some of the guys in there, the Byron Buxtons, the Kris Bryants, those guys
are incredible players. Just to be able to be out here and competing with and
against them, it’s a great experience. It’s something I obviously want to keep
doing for a long time. Hopefully I can put my name out there and continue to do
Brett Nicholas may not be ready for the bigs, but it is nice to see him having an impact in an all-star game type atmosphere, it says good thing about the future of the kid. During the 2013 season Nicholas had a line of .289/.357/.474, with 21 home runs while walking 46 times and striking out 123 times. But it is always nice to see a Texas Rangers prospect do well in a Fall League, and especially in a fall league All Star Game.
Nicholas is a name that Texas Rangers fans should start to get to know as a first base option in the future, and I hope that the fall star game MVP is something that kick starts his career and leads to great things for him.