The Hotsheet (7/20 – 7/26)
#1 Luis Antonio Jimenez – Bowie Baysox – 11 for 27 (11 RBI, 3 HR, 2 2B, 4 runs scored)
Coming in number ten on last week’s Hotsheet, Jimenez followed up with a standout week that included eleven RBI, three long balls and is now hitting .351 over his last ten games.
#2 Kennard Jones – Frederick Keys – 9 for 25 (6 stolen bases, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, 2B)
The Keys speedy centerfielder extended his current hitting streak to twelve games, adding a startling six stolen bases.
#3 Chorye Spoone – Frederick Keys – 8.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 9 K
The Keys right-handed hurler elevated his record back to .500 on the year with a more than impressive performance against Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League. Perhaps no other pitcher in the system has taken as large of a steo forward as Spoone this season.
#4 Daniel Figueroa – Delmarva Shorebirds – 9 for 24 (4 RBI, 3 2B, 3 runs scored, 3 stolen bases)
The centerfielder enjoyed yet another stellar week with three multi-hit games, three doubles and four RBI en-route to hitting .375 for the week. Scouts have been waiting for his bat to wake up and it looks like it just might be happening.
#5 Radhames Liz – Bowie Baysox – 7 IP, 4 H, 6 K, 1 ER
With a no-hitter under his belt already this year, the right-hander brought his record to 9-4 for the year with another gem.
#6 Terry Tiffee – Norfolk Tides – 9 for 27 (7 RBI, 6 runs scored, 3 HR, 2 2B)
The Tides’ third baseman continues to enjoy a red hot July by driving in his twenty-first RBI of the month and is now batting .378 over his last ten games with twelve RBI and five doubles.
#7 Matt Cepicky – Bowie Baysox – 8 for 24 (5 RBI, 3 HR, 6 runs scored)
The Baysox DH put together three multi-hit games and is now batting .353 over his last ten games.
#8 Billy Rowell – Delmarva Shorebirds – 9 for 28 (7 RBI, 2 2B, 3 runs scored)
The third baseman continues to make strides in the right direction with seven RBI and a .321 batting average last week. Last season, he heated up late as well. This is a common trait of those who are able to make adjustments as the season goes on, so it should be interpreted as a positive sign.
#9 JR House – Norfolk Tides – 8 for 25 (5 RBI, 5 2B, HR, 4 runs scored)
The Tides 1B/C/DH continued to deliver at the plate for Norfolk last week with five doubles, three multi-hit games and his team leading fifty-eighth RBI. Calling Baltimore …
#10 Mark Fleischer – Frederick Keys – 5 for 15 (2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 runs scored, 2 SB)
The stout Virginia native continues to progress at the plate this year with an impressive week that included two long balls and four RBI and is now hitting .344 on the year against lefties.
The Not So Hotsheet
Bo Hart – Norfolk Tides – 2 for 20
The recently acquired utility infielder has yet to shake the cobwebs from his bat that accumulated during the move from Des Moines . Since joining the Tides, Hart is batting well below the Mendoza line at .133.
Gerardo Alvarez – Frederick Keys – 1 for 12
The veteran third baseman continued his season-long slump at the plate by producing only one hit last week and is now batting .125 over his last ten games.
Reid Hamblet – Delmarva Shorebirds – 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 7 BB
Suffering only one loss coming into the week, Hamblet had a week he would rather forget. In just five innings pitched this week, the young hurler surrendered five earned runs, seven walks and saw his season ERA swell to 6.86.
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