When a rookie comes up to the big leagues, they have all the attention in the world on them.
For some, it can be too much, but for others, that attention and pressure is welcomed.
The pressure doesn’t seem to have bothered Cleveland Guardians rookie Steven Kwan, who made his MLB debut over the weekend while the Guardians were taking on the Kansas City Royals at Kaufmann Stadium.
Kwan, 24, is already off to a pretty good start, and “pretty good” might be an understatement.
Kwan became the sixth player since the 1901 season to record a five-hit game within the first three games of his career.
He has also not swung and missed yet and is 8-for-10 at the plate, which amounts to an .800 batting average.
Let’s talk about Guardians’ rookie Steven Kwan’s weekend:
• Became the 6th player since 1901 to record a five-hit game within the first three games of his career
• Currently hitting .800 (8-for-10)
• ZERO swings and misses in 58 pitches seen pic.twitter.com/BukMBLsVW2
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) April 10, 2022
Kwan Off To Sizzling Start
The sky is the limit if Kwan keeps this up.
He came out and burst onto the scene this weekend in Kansas City, kicking off his career in legendary fashion.
How many players can say they started the season like this?
A five-hit game and an .800 average in three games is legendary.
Not to mention that the Guardians rolled to a 17-3 victory on Sunday afternoon, with Kwan being at the very center of it.
What a way to start a career.
His OPS also sits at 1.857, which is even more impressive.
The Guardians appear to be banking a lot on their young talent and Kwan is certainly a key factor in that group of young players.
We’ll see if he can keep this up and continue to pick up hits.
He’s off to a good start so far.
Who’s to say that he’s going to be done anytime soon?