Shelley Duncan’s Free Agency Offers a Long Overdue Opportunity

Posted: 25th November 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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Shelley Duncan is finally free. After nine years of indentured servitude in the New York Yankees’ farm system, Duncan is a free agent for the first time. Unfortunately, Duncan is no longer the long-ball hitting prospect who was drafted in the second-round of the 2001 draft. He’s now a 30-year-old with just 68 games and 146 at-bats in the big leagues on his resume. Duncan, the son of St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan, is best remembered for his thunderous debut in the Bronx back in 2007. Through his first 16 games, Duncan looked like the second-coming of Babe Ruth (or Shane Spencer). Duncan hit an astounding .317/.391/.756 with six home runs and 13 RBIs in his first 46 big league at-bats. He looked like a star on the rise, until someone decided to start tossing him breaking b ...

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