Baseball, Max Freed, Robert Valdez discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney


And you have an experience or two, they kind of crushes, you know, that confidence a little bit, and it's not something that's obvious, but players deal with all types of performance issues and challenges. I mean, we got plenty of sports psychologists out there, helping guys, but what's your understanding of sort of because you got drafted at what? 17, and then he was in the big leagues in 18. That's right. And we actually had, I remember had him, I think it was an early Sunday Night baseball game. It was the braves first Sunday, and he started and he had a similar outing. You know, he couldn't throw strikes. And baseball history is filled with guys who struggled at the outset of their career. And then at some point, the light goes on, the talent kicks in and they take off, most notably Sandy Koufax, right? But you could even look at the guys on the stabs on both sides in this World Series. Max freed had a reputation in baseball early in his career while he soft. You know, California kid, beach kid, and I asked and snit about that last night, and he just laughed 'cause he had heard it, too. And he was like, boy, he's so competitive. It just took max freed a little bit more time. Robert Valdez. Right? He's not 22. He's 27 years old. Took him some time to figure it out. So, you know, maybe this is Kyle rights moment. It would be fun to see him get that opportunity and see how he responds. Before he go, I want to ask you about Jose Altuve. He has 22 home runs in 75 games in the postseason and I asked him jokingly after the game last night about how does he turn into Jeff Bagwell once we get into the postseason? He's great. One thing you I think you noted this is either during the broadcaster and the pose game show, which I 100 percent agree with in a spot on about Jose Altuve because obviously with the ASTRO success over the last 5, 6 years, we've done a lot of games. They've been in the postseason.

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