Andre Ethier is my current, favorite, non-Yankee, active player, that I really know little about…
I’ve never seen a game in which he has played.
I’ve never heard him speak.
I don’t recall ever reading a feature on him – sans maybe a blurb mention in Baseball America or something.
The only time I’ve seen him, for the most part, is on highlight clips on ESPN, MLBN, etc.
I know that he was drafted by the A’s and then traded to the Dodgers – for for Milton Bradley and Antonio Perez – when he was still a minor league player. And, that’s pretty much it.
But, I do know that I like the guy as a player. He reminds me of Paul O’Neill, from what I can see…and the Dodgers getting him for Milton Bradley is sorta/kinda like the Yankees getting O’Neill for Roberto Kelly.
Maybe it’s just me? I’ve always have a soft spot for players like Terry Puhl, Gary Thomasson, Johnny Grubb, Paul O’Neill…and Andre Ethier.
How about you? Who is your current, favorite, non-Yankee, active player, that you really know little about?