The story of Joey Meneses is one for the ages.
The Washington Nationals called him up to the big leagues in early August after he had spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues.
Since being called up, he’s been tearing it up at the plate.
The 30-year-old rookie is hitting .354 with seven home runs, 15 RBI, and a 1.011 OPS.
For context, he hit a home run in his MLB debut on August 2 and went on to hit five more that month.
Last night, he ended up with a four-hit game that included his first ever walk-off home run.
The Nationals told the story best in the tweet featured below.
For those just tuning in…
Joey Meneses spent 10 years in MiLB.
He was called up for the 1st time on August 2nd.
He homered in his 1st @MLB game and hit 5 more in August.
Tonight, he hit his 1st career walk-off, his 7th HR of the season. pic.twitter.com/AssvQKtY8H
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 2, 2022
Meneses Comes Up Clutch
Is this guy impressive or what?
Here’s a guy who has had to fight through everything.
Nothing has been handed to Meneses in his career.
After 10 years in the minor leagues, here he is making the most of his first opportunity in the big leagues.
It’s impossible not to feel good for him.
The Nationals summed up his story perfectly.
They understand that they have something special in him and that he’s going to be a big part of the team for a while.
With a .354 average in just 99 at-bats and seven homers in a month, the future appears bright for Meneses.
Even with the Nationals well out of postseason contention, Meneses is must-see TV with the way he can hit.
Not many players have to wait to make their debuts until the age of 30, and even then, it’s not always a smooth ride.
But Meneses has been battle tested and has fought through so much, only to get to the Majors and start raking immediately.