Former Royals catcher John Buck was in Kansas City long enough to appreciate David DeJesus. According to Boston-based WEEI.com, Buck thinks DeJesus doesn't get the attention he deserves because of where he's been playing.â†µ
“I don’t think he gets enough credit,” said Buck. “He does it so subtly, because I think he’s a good ballplayer. He goes about his business. He’s not too flashy. He just gets it done and stays consistent. At the end of the year, he’s got really good numbers.â†µ
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone have as consistent of at-bats as he does. He never gives away an at-bat. He always seems to be putting competitive at-bats, no matter what the situation is, no matter what type of pitcher it is. Plus, he was in the running for a Gold Glove last year [even though he plays] in left field.”â†µ
And words like that are why DeJesus is a fan-favorite. These words are also why the Royals will want to "hit a homerun" in any potential trades with DeJesus as the MLB trade deadline nears.