Casey McGehee: Sustaining Production

Posted: 25th September 2009 by Jim Breen in MLB
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Casey McGehee has been the surprise of the team this season. á Doug Melvin claimed the former Cubs prospect off waivers over the winter. The 26-year-old played his way onto the team with a torrid spring training, in which he hit .328 with six home runs in only 27 games. That success translated into a bench role with the big league club. Playing time was scarce, especially with the breakout April and May by Rickie Weeks, and McGehee's .250 and .233 batting average in those two months, respectively. It appeared as if the young man was going to follow in the mold of Brad Nelson and Chris Duffy, who both enjoyed hot spring trainings but dismal regular seasons. Everything changed, however, once McGehee began to see regular playing time after the injury to Weeks and the overall ineptitude of Bi ...

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