Jim Adduci – Left Field
September 4, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Jim Adduci (35) scores on a RBI-double by center fielder Leonys Martin (2, not pictured) against Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt (21, left) during the third inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
I remembered Jim Adduci‘s name from the end of last season. I remember yelling to the t.v., and on Facebook to all my friends back in Texas, ADDUCI! ADDUCI FOR THE STEAL!! THIS KID IS FAST!!! The Texas Rangers brought up Jim Adduci on September 1 hoping he would make a big impact and help push the team past September. Alas, he did not. He did play well and Jim Adduci DID leave an impression on me. Adduci is fast. He can steal. He plays LF but can run clear to…wherever to the catch. He has not disappointed me in Spring Training. Having 21 at bats in 13 games Jim Adduci has 4 runs, 8 hits, 2 RBI with 2 stolen bases. His batting line of .381/.381/.429 shows me that he is working hard to stay in the big leagues, but even if he gets sent down before Opening Day, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing him again this season.