OCTAGON BASEBALL POISED FOR BIG 2018 SEASONBaseball, Talent + Properties, MLB
Octagon Baseball Managing Director Alan Nero and his global team have helped raise the profiles of some of the game’s biggest stars both on and off the field over the past several years.
After an eventful offseason, the on-the-field action is finally set to resume on March 29.
Here are a few Octagon Baseball clients to watch this season:
Nicknamed “King Felix,” Hernandez is on pace to enjoy another successful season with the Seattle Mariners. With a career record of 160-114, to go along with 2,342 strikeouts, he owns nearly every single significant pitching record in the history of the Mariners franchise. A six-time All-Star and a former Cy Young winner, the thirty-two year old Hernandez now projects as the veteran voice in the clubhouse as well as a stabilizing force in the rotation.
A two-time Gold Glove winner (2016, 2017) and first-time All-Star in 2017, Inciarte provides an exciting mixture of defense and hitting capabilities to the Atlanta Braves lineup. He enjoyed a career year in 2017, batting over .300 with 11 home runs and 57 RBI. He’s locked in as the Braves’ leadoff hitter and incumbent starter in center field, where he will continue to provide valuable defense. His elite contact rate will provide incredible value as someone who bats at the top of the order.
Noted for his incredible power at the plate, Carlos Santana has developed into a lockdown defender at first base. He has hit at least 18 home runs in every season that he’s participated in since 2011. After spending the first eight years of his professional career with the Cleveland Indians, he signed a significant new multi-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he will profile as a veteran slugger in a comparatively young lineup. His elite discipline at the plate and slugging ability make him a valued member of the Phillies’ 2018 team.
Khris Davis is a left-fielder for the Oakland Athletics, where he’s turned into a fearsome slugger, averaging over 42 home runs and 106 RBIs in two seasons in Oakland. A capable defensive fielder, Davis features more as an offensive weapon at the plate, as he’s hit the most home runs in the MLB over the past two seasons (85).
A young shortstop for the New York Mets, Rosario made his debut last season on August 1st, recording his first career hit. Ten days later, Rosario slugged his first home run. His abilities with his glove will keep him glued to a Major League roster early in his career as he continues to improve upon his vast potential at the plate. His youth and speed are invaluable assets to the Mets organization, and his strong performances in the minor leagues indicate a bright future ahead of him.
The 2016 World Series MVP, Zobrist displayed incredible plate discipline along with double digit home run power during his 2017 season with the Chicago Cubs. Zobrist is just one year removed from a 18 home run, 76 RBI season during which he batted .272. He’s also noted for his defensive versatility, as he’s played five or more positions throughout his career. A consummate professional, Zobrist is the veteran voice of reason in a lineup filled with youngsters for the Chicago Cubs.