The Cutoff Man: Torii Hunter’s Hitting Ability, and Denard Robinson’s Arm


April 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter (48) hits a single in the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. This was his 2000 career hit . Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It starts at the top –

"The top of the line up has clicked in large part because of Jackson’s fast start, but also because of Hunter’s ability to hit to right field.  We have already seen Jackson racing to third base after a Hunter base hit to right on several occasions. It has happened so often that that Hunter has been asked over and over about his ability to hit to right field this season.“Everyone keeps asking me why I’m hitting to right field so much this year, but the truth is, I’ve done it all my career,” he said."

Denard Robinson’s First Pitch Fail at Detroit Tigers Game – Bleacher Report

"He tossed for over 1,300 yards last year, but 60 feet to home plate was just far too much to ask of the acclaimed Michigan signal-caller."

Detroit Tigers’ Torii Hunter gets 2,000th major-league hit – The Detroit News

"Sure, it was going to happen.But this fast? Well, few could’ve seen this coming.In only his seventh game as a Tiger, Torii Hunter reached the 2,000-hit plateau for his major league career — thanks to his sixth multi-hit game of the season."

Source: Orioles sign Cale Iorg to minor league deal – CLNS Radio

"According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Baltimore Orioles have signed shortstop Cale Iorg to a minor league contract. Iorg, who is the son of former major leaguer Garth Iorg, will report to AA Bowie after being released by the Detroit Tigers at the end of spring training."