Kiermaier expects to have a better season in 2016

by Gary Shelton on March 7, 2016 · 2 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

Kiermaier says he's just getting started. ./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Kiermaier says he's just getting started. ./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Monday, 6 a.m.

He just got here, okay.

Talk to Kevin Kiermaier about his awards, the gold glove or the platinum one, and he'll tell you that his leather model is the one that will take him places. Talk to him about 35-ounce steaks or celebrity pool sharks, and he'll just shrug.

Frankly, Kiermaier just got here.

He's just getting started.

True, Kiermaier had a terrific first full season for the Rays. He hit better than anyone thought, and he fielded better than anyone hoped, and he made more of an impact than anyone dared to suggest. And, yeah, it was nice.

For a start.

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Cecil DeBald March 7, 2016 at 7:37 am

All I can say is what I say every time a fly ball is hit to center…”Get it, Kev!”

Cecil

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scott myers March 7, 2016 at 7:36 am

KK mentioned about being an impact player and doing more damage on the basepaths. His biggest need for improvement is his OBP, which was .298 last season. That has to go up significantly for him to be an offensive force, IMHO.

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