Thomson impressed by Hurts, Brown: 'Tremendous people'


Philadelphia Eagles stars Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown spent Tuesday hanging out at Citizens Bank Park with the Phillies, taking batting practice and throwing the ball around.

Phillies manager Rob Thomson was impressed.

"It was very brief, but both of those guys A.J. and Jalen just tremendous people," Thomson said. "You can see how much they respected other people around them. Very professional, coming in and getting to know everybody. And boy I'll tell you, some kind of athletes. Jalen, just starting to play catch with him he was struggling because throwing a baseball is a little bit different than throwing a football, but because of the athleticism he adjusted so quickly. And by the time we were done playing catch he was hitting me in the chest with every throw.

"And A.J., I think was drafted out of high school for baseball and boy, could he really swing the bat. He hit four or five balls into the seats. Jalen is more of a contact, line drive, ground ball guy. So he'd be kind of my lead off guy and A.J. would be more in the three-four slot because he's got that power and he hits the ball all over the place. A lot of our guys came out and watched them and we had a lot of fun."

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