Friday, July 2, 2010

I would do well as a minor-leaguer

Zach Levine's article on the problem of the minor-leaguers keeping their weight up hits home.

As major leaguers reap the benefits of the constant feeding needed to provide energy for 162 games, minor league players all over the Astros system and beyond struggle to keep weight on over the course of their own long season — 140-144 games at the full-season levels of the minor leagues, not including spring training.

J.D. Martinez:
"I've lost 10 pounds since spring training easily. You've got to constantly monitor your weight. Even if you're not hungry you have to get calories."

I'm a five-tool prospect at getting calories when I'm not hungry!