Ladies and gentlemen, batting first, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, oops, we mean Phillies center fielder Marquise Goodwin.
This is an easy one. This man competed in the long jump in the 2012 Summer Olympics and is right up there with Tyreek Hill for being considered as one of the fastest players in the NFL. There is no way Marquise Goodwin anything’s dropping with his ball tracking skills.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him leap into the bushes in center field at Citizens Bank Park and rob some home runs with his 42-inch vertical. Plus, he just needs to be able to put the ball in the play because he can probably beat out any ground ball. He bats first, and if he gets on, beware of his ability to steal second.
DeSean Jackson actually had a good chance of going in the early rounds of the 2005 MLB Draft, possibly even in the first round to the Tampa Bay Rays. During his senior year at Long Beach Poly High School, he played 20 games as a member of the baseball team and hit .296 with nine RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He also committed zero errors in the field.
“D-Jax” had six assists in the outfield, so we know the arm was there too. Goodwin is a bit faster, believe it or not, so DeSean has to take left field but that’s a monster outfield where nothing is dropping for a hit.
At the plate, DeSean can probably beat almost everything out to first base just like Goodwin so you’re going to have two guys on base more often than not (hopefully with no outs). The number of stolen bases between Goodwin and Jackson would be astonishing.
Jason Kelce is always shouting out pre-snap adjustments and alerting his teammates. He and Carson Wentz are always on the same page. You have to believe where he is from a mental standpoint, he’d be a great pitch caller behind the dish.
At 282 pounds, he’s also going to be able to block every pitch in the dirt. Seeing Kelce bully defensive linemen has to make you believe he packs some power in that swing too. He could definitely knock-in Jackson and Goodwin to give the Phillies an early lead.