Carlos Colon.- Comparisons are always very hateful, but in terms of data and statistics it is always very pleasant to do so to know what differentiates one player from another, one brand from another, one record from another.
With Oswaldo Cabrera’s Grand Slam, it is almost impossible to look for similarities between him and his teammates, and more precisely in his compatriot Gleyber Torres. The Venezuelan opened the scoring of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a full return shot with the bases loaded, and with this, he surpassed Gleyber Torres in this line.
It took Oswaldo 31 games to reach his first home run with men on each of the bases, while Gleyber took considerably longer, exactly 160 more games. Of course, in his 191st game, the man from Caracas was an unparalleled asset within the organization, in addition to having vastly superior numbers.
Gleyber Torres took 191 games to give his first Grand Slam in his career. He hit it on June 19, 2019 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Oswaldo Cabrera took only 31 games.
– Carlos Colón (@carlosac1_) September 22, 2022
Cabrera had a hard time getting into his batting rhythm in the Major Leagues, but once he got into the swing of things, he began to look like a big player.
Oswaldo Cabrera entered his 30th game batting .229 with a .674 OPS, while when Gleyber hit his first Grand Slam he was batting .276 for his career and maintaining an .833 OPS.
Oswaldo even beat Aaron Judge’s time in hitting his first Grand Slam. The triple crowned to date took 72 games to connect his first home run, and to date he has three, the last being this year also against the Pittsburgh Pirates.