Originally posted on i70baseball  |  Last updated 7/31/13
  Miguel Tejada is towards the end of his career and is still producing at least at a marginal rate. Royals fans collectively groaned at the beginning of the year at the signing of the aging star, but so far this year he has hasn’t been a complete disaster. His slash is .278/.307/.371. His power is almost completely gone. He only has 2 homeruns this year. In both 2002 and 2004, he hit 34 homeruns. His ISO power is at .093. His power has basically be gone for a few years now. But regardless, for a back-up and utility guy who occasionally starts, he has filled the role, even if it means playing slightly higher than replacement level. But more than what he is doing this year, I want to evaluate his career, and explore the idea that Royals fans are watching a possible Hall-of-Famer on the field. I highly recommend the book Away Games: The Life and Time of a Latin Ballplayer by Marcos Breton and Jose Luis Villegas. It chronicles the rise of Latin ballplayers, but really puts an emphasis ...
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