Shocking news out of the Netherlands today, where Seattle Mariners prospect Greg Halman was found stabbed to death in his home. Halman’s brother has been arrested and is a suspect in the case.
Greg Halman made his major league debut a few months ago in the Seattle outfield. I saw him play as a member of the AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx in 2009 – a year in which he crushed 25 home runs. I gave the call on one of them:
Halman never hit for a high average, but he could send the ball flying like few in the minor leagues. He showed promise to do the same even at spacious Safeco Field.
Even seeing a guy play from the window of a press box, it changes how the news hits you. Makes it real. And tragic. My thoughts and prayers are with Halman’s family.