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10 Facts About Boog Powell

(By Michael Clair)

1)1 No, he's not THAT Boog Powell.

2)1 His real name is Herschel Mack Powell, IV. Which somehow makes his real name arguably better than his nickname.

3)1 He was originally called "Little Mack," but no one in his family was a fan of the name. Fortunately, his grandfather was a big Boog Powell fan.

4)1 Meanwhile, the Mission Viejo native's father is a huge Angels fan whose favorite player is Jim Edmonds.

5)1 As for Boog, the reason that he wears No. 15 is because of both Edmonds and Tim Salmon. One summer, Boog was even fortunate enough to vacation in the house next to Salmon's.

6)1 Boog was the Midwest League's "Star of the Stars" at this summer's All-Star game. He went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, three runs and two stolen bases to earn the title.

7)1 He loves snakes. For some horrible reason. Because of that, his favorite Minor League logo is of the Timber Rattlers.

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8)1 MLB Pipeline ranks Boog 12th in the Rays system following the trade. He hit .343/.451/.435 in Class A this past season, though scouts are concerned that his swing may be too long against more advanced pitching.

9)1 What does that swing look like? A little something like this:

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10) This exists. Sure, it's not about THIS Boog Powell, but the world still needs to know.

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