He fills in at second base, third base and shortstop whenever manager Aaron Boone needs him. He’s even seen emergency work in the outfield since earning the Yankees’ full-time utility role in 2016.
Through it all, Torreyes continues to hit, too. Entering Friday, he’ll have a.417 average and a.960 OPS in 37 plate appearances over 14 games.
That list includes Michael Conlan, the undefeated Irish boxer who, like Stevenson, signed with Top Rank after the Rio Games. Stevenson agreed at the time that the judges had robbed Conlan of a shot to face him in the Olympic semifinals — a controversial decision that led to a profanity laced tirade from Conlan — but now he’s not so sure.
I can’t think it was that big of a robbery, Stevenson said. He had a tough fight and lost on a tough decision — that happens in boxing. I think (Conlan) knows deep down that he can’t beat me.
All of that talk would make for a wonderful buildup to a Stevenson-Conlan bout, with Madison Square Garden as the perfect venue, but that’s years away. For now, Stevenson needs to build up his punching strength and continue to dominate the opponents in his path now.
The kid is so unique because of his size and his speed. He has the ability to string together multiple moves. He has the ability to step on the gas. He can do what we call cross the formation. There are a lot of good backs in this league, but they don’t have the speed to go across the formation. We all know he can catch the heck out of the rock. He is smart in blitz pickup, he sees it. That is probably the biggest issue with all these young rushers now. He is powerful, he runs through tackles and he runs through hits.
After adding Barkley, who accounted for 5,038 yards from scrimmage and 51 touchdowns in three seasons at Penn State, Gettleman is now tasked with continuing to add quality depth to a roster that finished 3-13 last season, if Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike the Giants Best Place To Buy Cheap Jerseys hope to maximize Barkley’s skill-set.