Noah, the son of nine-time All-Star and World Series veteran Gary Sheffield, looked like him at bat Friday night when he hit a two-run homer that sent Jesuit High School of Tampa to the regional finals. showed.
A high school student due to graduate in 2024, Sheffield was determined to play college baseball at Florida State University, waiting for a breaking ball from Naples High School’s pitcher and not missing a baseball move.
Sheffield sent the ball to the left field, which he quickly understood, as did his teammates. Sheffield flocked to home plate after the walk-off blast.
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Those who knew his father’s play from 1988 to 2009 immediately saw a batting stance that resembled his signature look in the batter’s box during his playing days.
Gary Sheffield was known for his strange but effective bat flicks. The bat swings back and forth like a pendulum before passing through the strike zone and making contact.
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It was considered unconventional and coaches at all levels didn’t encourage players to do it, but Sheffield still had 509 homers, 1,676 RBIs and a .292 career batting average in his 22 years in the league. .
Noah, who stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 180 pounds, is rated 9 by Perfect Game magazine and is expected to be a “potential top-10 round pick and/or prospect at the highest level of college.”
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The 16-year-old has a chance to move up to No. 10 in the rankings, as he still has baseball to play in his senior season as well as his junior season.