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Side by Side: Sizing up baseball’s Matt Duffys

San Francisco Giants’ Matt Duffy scores the Giants’ first run after Nori Aoki singled on a line drive to center field in the third inning against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco.
San Francisco Giants’ Matt Duffy scores the Giants’ first run after Nori Aoki singled on a line drive to center field in the third inning against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. AP

Matt Duffy? Meet Matt Duffy. OK, so that was a little confusing, but we’re comparing third basemen Matt Duffy of the Giants and Matt Duffy of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies in the Houston Astros organization:

Giants’ DuffyGrizzlies’ Duffy

Michael

Middle name

Edward

Jan. 15, 1991

Birthday

Feb. 6, 1989

Long Beach

Birthplace

Boston

Tom, Cathy

Parents

Ed, Janice

Long Beach State

College

Tennessee

2012

Draft year

2011

18

Draft round

20

R/R

Bats/throws

R/R

6-foot-2

Height

6-foot-3

170

Weight

215

.307

Batting avg.

.301

9

Home runs

16

51

RBIs

86

248

Games in minors

560

132

Games in majors

0

Source: baseball-reference.com

CUE TO EERIE MUSIC

They not only share a name and position, they were drafted a year apart and each had three hits on June 28.

SCORE ONE FOR DUFFY

Fresno’s Duffy has done something the other Duffy likely has not: homered off Matt Cain when the right-hander made a rehabilitation start with the River Cats this season.

IS A MEETING IN THE STARS?

Both players are having excellent seasons, but neither was chosen as an All-Star. Could their paths cross? If Houston calls up its Duffy, he might face the Giants on Tuesday, when the Astros start a two-game series at AT&T Park.

Jeff Caraska

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