Thursday, June 18, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #148: Eric Yelding
PHOTO: OK, that's some serious bling around Yelding's neck. Does anybody know what that is? On the big image, it looks like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
STAT: Yelding has the second-worst season, ranked by OBP, among guys with at least 25 caught stealings in that season. Yeah, that's bad. Oh, Omar Moreno.
ANAGRAM: Eric Yelding = Idly generic
Yelding is another in a long line of fast players who couldn't get on base. Fortunately, teams saw that he was so bad offensively that he didn't stick around nearly as long as similarly talented guys.
Interesting that he played more games at SS and in the OF despite being listed as 2B on this card.