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Marco Scutaro: The Late Bloomer is for Real

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Is it possible for a ballplayer to hit his prime at age 33? History would say no, but Marco Scutaro would answer yes.

Scutaro, shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays, is currently 33 and yet is somehow playing the best baseball of his eight-year MLB career. How is this possible? Well, to figure out how he is doing this you first have to look at what he is doing differently.

The biggest difference between this year and the rest of his career is his walk total. Through the first 42 games of the season Scutraro already has 35 walks. His career high is 57 BBs in 147 games last year. But why did he start to be so selective now?

Some might say he is older and more experienced and that could be possible. However he...

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