San Diego, CA- On Wednesday rookie outfielder Rymer Liriano impressed Padres fans and fans all-over Major League Baseball with his 1st career home run.
In the bottom of the 4th with the game tied at 1-1, Rymer Liriano basted a a 427-foot two-run homer into the the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Company Building. It was a shot that caught the eye of everyone in baseball, as very few players have hit a shot into the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Company Building in Petco Park’s history.
Rymer Liriano has for years been projected as one of the Padres top prospects and was expected to be the team’s starting right fielder last season, before Tommy John Surgery knocked him out for the entire season.
The Padres didn’t plan to rush Rymer Liriano to the Big Leagues this season and honestly most Padres fans didn’t expect to see him till next season. Yet this season Liriano has surpassed everyone’s expectations and picked up right where he left off in 2012 when he was the Padres Top Prospects.
Rymer Liriano began the season in Double-A San Antonio, where he hit .264 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI’s before being called up to Triple-A El Paso last month. Liriano has had little issue adjusting to the new level, batting .467 with 11 doubles, one triple and 13 RBIs in 16 games for El Paso.
Liriano with his performance in Triple-A all but guaranteed a September call-up, but instead the Padres have decided to call him up early to give him a couple months to show off his abilities. Rymer Liriano will be given every opportunity this season and next spring to win the Padres starting right-fielder job.