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T.B. Rays’ Upton, The Next Willie Mays In Centerfield?

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Is B.J. Upton the next Willie Mays?

I know it sounds crazy, but if you happened to see a couple of his catches this week, you might want to give the idea some thought. 

B.J.'s speed enables him to play a VERY shallow centerfield, which gives him a lot of opportunities to go back on some balls hit directly over his head. Twice this week he has made sensational catches; Both reminded me of Willie Mays.

I had the pleasure of watching Willie play centerfield at Candlestick as a young boy. I'll never forget it.

Now, on to B.J. Upton.

Monday night against the Yankees, B.J. made a running, over-the-shoulder catch two steps from the fence. He held onto the ball aft...

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