Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 6/4/12
I was thinking I should write something up on young Daniiel Nava. But it turns out young Daniel Nava is 29.In 121 games with Pawtucket last year (441 at-bats), he hit .268 with 48 RBI and 10 homers. His OBP was .372.In 24 games with the Sox this year (76 at-bats), he's hitting .303 with 18 RBI and 2 homers. His OBP is .444. His Pawtucket numbers for 2012 (24 games, 95 at-bats) are similar: .316 average, 17 RBI, 3 HRs, .421 OBP.His 2010 numbers with the Sox were less impressive but still decent for a rookie: .242, 26 RBI, 1 HR, .351 OBP in 161 at-bats in 60 games.In 2011, at age 28, he did not play a single game in the majors. He must have thought that was it, at times.Now at 29 he gets a shot, and is coming up big. How do you not root for this guy? If things don't work out here, I hope he ends up helping another team.
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