Name Game

Getting to know the new Boog Powell
November 16, 2015

WHO HE IS

A 22-year-old OF prospect acquired by the Mariners from the Rays in a six-player trade last Thursday, the first notable move of baseball's off-season.

WHO HE ISN'T

A relative of Boog Powell, the 1970 AL MVP and a four-time All-Star for the Orioles.

REAL NAME

Herschel Mack Powell IV. Got his nickname from his grandfather, who was a fan of the other Boog.

GOOD BOOG

Named MVP of the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game; has hit .308 in four minor league seasons.

BAD BOOG

Served a 50-game ban after testing positive for an amphetamine in 2014; subpar defense and limited power (only six career HRs).

FUTURE

Powell, who reached Triple A in 2015, should make his MLB debut next season.

PHOTOBRACE HEMMELGARN/MINNESOTA TWINS/GETTY IMAGES (POWELL)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)