Here are some nuggets in advance of tonight’s game against Kannapolis (notes here)…
Zach Collier: 16 for his last 44 (.364) and in the process has raised his average up from .163 to its current level at .264. Collier has been working with hitting coach Greg Legg on taking the ball to the opposite field.
Collier was mentioned by Baseball Prospectus as a prospect on the rise…
“…as we know, sometimes tools guys just start getting it. It’s too early to call this a complete conversion, but it’s worth following.”
Traffic on Route 4: The BlueClaws are now 0-5 when they have a chance to get to five games over .500. They lost at 10-6, 11-7, 12-8, 13-9, and now 14-10.
Harold the Hitter: Harold Garcia is 17-51 (.333) over his current 12-game hitting streak.
Jesus is Rising…up the ladder…Jesus Villegas, who had been hitting .435 with the BlueClaws, is off to Clearwater. Villegas had eight multi-hit games in just 14 chances. The BlueClaws have been sent IF Korby Mintken from extended spring training. Mintken has not yet appeared in a pro game and played his college ball at South Dakota State.