The Hotsheet (8/17 – 8/23)
#1 Miguel Abreu – Delmarva Shorebirds – 13 for 31 (5 RBI, 2 HR, 3B, 3 2B, 8 runs scored)
The Shorebirds second baseman provided much needed pop in his bat this week while accumulating five RBI, launching two long balls and tallying three doubles en route to a .419 average through seven games. His athleticism is unquestioned, but he'll need a few more weeks like this for the production to catch up with his tools.
#2 Paul Winterling – Delmarva Shorebirds – 8 for 12 (3 RBI, HR, 2 3B, 3 2B, 3 runs scored)
In limited action this week in the South Atlantic League, the outfielder amassed a .666 batting average, six extra-base hits and is now hitting .364 in his last ten games. Winterling is a local product, having graduated from McDonogh School and Johns Hopkins University. He's more of an organizational type at this point, but Winterling has an advanced approach at the plate.
#3 Adam Stern – Norfolk Tides – 10 for 24 (2 3B, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored)
The oft-injured outfielder for Triple-A Norfolk put together one of his most impressive weeks of this season and produced four multi-hit games, a .416 average and is now batting .366 over his last ten games.
#4 Terry Tiffee – Norfolk Tides – 11 for 28 (6 RBI, HR, 3 runs scored, 2 2B)
Norfolk's third baseman compiled a .392 average, four multi-hit games and six RBI in seven games last week.
#5 Oscar Salazar – Bowie Baysox – 7 for 25 (4 2B, 2 RBI)
The Baysox third baseman enjoyed another solid week at the plate but did see his hitting streak that extended from August 12 come to a halt. Nevertheless, he still managed to elevate his season average to .291 for the year.
#6 Mike Cervenak – Norfolk Tides – 11 for 30 (6 RBI, 7 runs scored, 3 2B, HR)
The Tides' infielder produced four multi-hit games, a seven game hitting streak and a .366 average last week.
#7 Blake Davis – Frederick Keys – 10 for 29 (6 runs scored, 3B, 2B, SB)
The Cal State Fullerton product seems to have found his niche at the plate, with a .344 average last week and a .326 average over his last ten games. He needs to close the season strong to prove that his hot hitting in April wasn't the outlier.
#8 Kennard Jones – Frederick Keys – 9 for 24 (2 RBI, 2B, 4 runs scored, SB)
The centerfielder finds himself on the Hotsheet once again as a result of producing three multi-hit games and a .375 average last week.
#9 Christopher Vinyard – Delmarva Shorebirds – 8 for 25 (6 RBI, 2 HR, 3 2B, 7 runs scored)
The first baseman elevated his season average to .274 hitting safely in five of seven games last week for an average of .320.
#10 Jon Knott – Norfolk Tides – 7 for 22 (4 RBI, 5 runs scored, 3B)
The Tides' outfielder continued to make massive strides at the plate last week en route to amassing a .363 batting average that was comprised of three multi-hit games. Baltimore may well be seeing more of Knott when the rosters expand in September.
The Not So Hotsheet
Luis Hernandez – Bowie Baysox – 0 for 18
The Double-A Eastern League shortstop had a week that most wouldn't wish upon another. In five games, the infielder failed to hit safely one time.
Nolan Reimold – Bowie Baysox – 1 for 18
The Baysox outfielder, who sports a .317 average for the ball club, produced only one hit in eighteen official at bats. His hot start after coming off of the DL has been followed by a rough patch, but he's still the top outfield prospect in the organization.
Val Majewski – Norfolk Tides – 2 for 17
Norfolk's outfielder has failed to find the success at the plate that earned him a roster spot in the Double-A All-Star game last month. Since being promoted to Triple-A Norfolk twenty-seven games ago, the outfielder's batting average barely hovers above the .200 mark.
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