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Toronto Blue Jays May 13th: New Hampshire Fisher Cats Hot and Cold Batters

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The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are currently in 4th place in their division with a record of 13 and 16. NH are 3-7 in their past 10 games. NH has a -3 run differential. They are currently hosting Binghamton. The Fisher Cats own a 7-8 record at home this season.

 

Hot

INF Orelvis Martinez

In 9 games, the top prospect owns a 1.077OPS, slugging .645 with 3 home runs. Martinez is batting .323 with a double and he’s driven 9 runs. On the plate discipline side, Orelvis has walked 3 times after registering one walk in 17 games in April. Like when Orelvis heated up in 2021, the 20-yr-old has started to string together mini hit streaks. He opened May with a 4-game hit streak and currently has hits in the previous 3 games.

 

For the season: .232BA, 4 doubles, no triples, 9 home runs, 19RBI, 4/32 BB/K, 2/1 SB/CS, and .856OPS

 

INF Tanner Morris

The former 2019 5th-round pick is proving to be the Fisher Cats’ most consistent hitter in the early part of 2022. In his last 10 games, the left-handed bat went 11-for-36 for a .306BA. Tanner didn’t hit any doubles but he provided the lineup with a triple and two home runs. Both home runs were solo shots, accounting for the only runs Morris drove in the past two weeks but he has scored 8 runs. This isn’t surprising as Morris bats leadoff and the bottom of the order has struggled. Tanner continues to get on base with 7 walks and just 6 strikeouts for a .419OBP. He’s posted a .947OPS while slugging .528. In his last game, Morris snapped a three-game hitless streak, going 0-for-11 with two walks.

 

For the season: .287BA, 0 double, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 7RBI, 21 runs, 21/18 BB/K, 1/2 SB/CS, and .914OPS

 

Cold

INF Spencer Horwitz

The 24-yr-old posted decent numbers in April with a .266BA, 3 doubles, a triple, and 2HR in 19 games. Unfortunately, he’s been ice cold in May. He opened May with a 2-for-3 game but went hitless in the next two. He snapped that streak with a 1-for-4 game but went hitless over the next games. Spencer has a hit in his previous two games, so hopefully, this is a sign that he’s on his way out of this funk. In his last 10 games, Spencer owns a .143BA with a .450OPS while hitting two doubles and driving in one run. He’s walked 5 times and struck out 9 times.

 

For the season: .229BA, 5 doubles, one triple, 2 home runs, 14RBI, 18 runs, 13/25 BB/K, 2/0 SB/CS, and .692OPS

 

OF Zac Cook

The 24-yr-old outfielder opened May by going 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, a home run, and 2RBI. But since, Cook has gone 0-for-19 with 2 walks and 13 strikeouts. That’s a .097/.222/.226 slash over his last 9 games.

 

For the season: .169BA, 2 double, zero triple, 5 home runs, 9RBI, 16 runs, 10/41 BB/K, 2/0 SB/CS, and .774OPS

 

INF Rafael Lantigua

In the past two weeks, the 24-yr-old Lantigua has played 9 games.  Rafael was riding a 4-game hit streak before yesterday’s 0-for-4 snapped it. Even with hits in 4 straight games, Lantigua hasn’t been producing, batting just .179 with 3 doubles and a .519OPS. With 2 walks and 9 strikeouts, the light-hitting infielder hasn’t done much for the Fisher Cats. I fully expect Lantigua will begin to hit and should finish the season with a respectable batting average and OBP. His power numbers will be what separates his performance from future MLB or future career minor leaguer.

 

For the season: .213BA, 7 doubles, no triples or home runs, 3RBI, 9 runs, 10/22 BB/K, 1/3 SB/CS, and .621OPS

 

 

 

 

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