Zach Walters of the Washington Nationals is an MVP and doesn’t know it yet. At least, he is in the eyes of one former player.
Jose Canseco, one of the poster children of the steroid era, has been known as of late to Tweet controversial and inane things. He has been known to let people know who should be managing teams (him), who should be playing when injuries happen (him), and who can still play (him). He has now taken to the role of talent scout, usually interjecting his observations on certain players (and how they would measure up against him). His most recent prediction is for 24-year old utility player, Zach Walters.
Mlb. Nationals zach Walter's the next mvp and 40 40 tremendous talent he should be playing everyday.
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 24, 2014
Walters has played a grand total of 40 games over two seasons with Washington. He has seen most of his time in 2014 as a pinch hitter and defensive substitute, hitting .188/.257/.469 with three homers. He was a 9th round pick by Arizona in 2010 and was traded at the deadline the following year to Washington. There, he was ranked as the sixth best prospect in the Nationals’ system, showcasing a plus arm and plus power, but still with an air of uncertainty.
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