Our Three Stooges
In honor of the new Three Stooges movie coming out on DVD today, we decided to examine this season through the eyes of the the ‘Riders version of Moe, Larry, and Curly also known as Mike Olt, Leury Garcia, and Jake Brigham.
Mike Olt’s initials are MO making him Moe. When asked about the season is going, he said he thinks it’s going well.
“I’m happy I was able to make improvements in the off-season and build on those improvements,” Olt said. “I put them into practice and keep working hard.”
Olt is currently hitting .289 with 22 home runs and 63 RBIs. On July 5, Baseball America listed Olt as the third in the top 30 prospects in the Rangers organization and 11th in all of minor league baseball.
Leury Garcia’s first name is pronounced like Larry making him Larry. Garcia said he thinks everything is going good so far this season and he wouldn’t change anything that he’s been doing.
Garcia is currently hitting .273 with 8 triples and 18 stolen bases. Baseball America listed Garcia as the 11th in the top 30 prospects in the Rangers organization.
Jake Brigham started out the season with thick, curly black hair but shaved it off making him our Curly.
Like Olt, Brigham said he thinks the season is going well for him and that he’s learning a lot.
“I’m staying healthy and getting to pitch a lot of innings,” Brigham said. “I try to learn something every time I go out there.”
Brigham currently has a record of four wins and five losses with a 4.67 ERA. He has also struck out 99 batters so far this season.
Story by Jarah Wright