It is an exciting time to be wearing the Toronto Blue Jays uniform. The Jays, had a big 7-1 win in Toronto on Wednesday and though they need to beat the Kansas City Royals twice in a row to advance to the World Series, we’ve seen anything can happen in sports.
It’s a decisive night with game 6 going down and a potential game 7 for tomorrow. 27-year-old left fielder for the Toronto Bluejays, Ben Revere and the rest of his teammates know it.
While playing for Lexington Catholic High School, he received a number of awards during his junior and senior seasons.
Revere has been playing in the Major leagues for five-years know. The Georgia native was picked in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins. Ben played in their farm system for three seasons before getting the call to Major League Baseball in late 2010.
The baseballer played with the Twins until his trade to the Phillies in 2012. Last July he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Alberto Tirado and Jimmy Cordero.
He’s under club control through 2017, and he is making $4.1 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Ben was hitting .298 with 20 extra-base hits and 24 stolen bases in 29 attempts through 96 games this season.
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said of Ben “contact with speed, left-handed and range. The role would be corner outfield, left field and having range in the outfield. He has done a very good job in the corners.”
Ben has been described as a speedy, left-handed hitting outfielder with range in the outfield and some ability to reach base. He has next to no power –just three home runs in 2,414 career plate appearances — and a weak throwing arm, but considerable experience at the MLB level.
Revere has spent the majority of his career in centre field, but he has experience in both outfield corners.
As for his personal life, the young player seems very close to his family. He often posts photos of his mother and his grandfather. Ben definitely has a sensitive side, though no girl seems to be in his life for now. Plus those deep Georgia roots show in his beliefs, he says on Twitter: “love God my family and friends God Bless!!!”
You can tell, he takes care of those close to him, so his future girl will sure be a lucky one.