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The Cycle

We will take a look at the performances of all the players that we have featured here at Chasing The Dream and highlight the top performances during a ten-game span. We hope you enjoy this new feature as we stay on top of all of our highlighted players as they chase their way to the major leagues.

The minor league season has seen teams reaching its 40 game point. At this time we are releasing our first CYCLE report of the year where we check out some top performers of 2014 that we have featured here on chasingmlbdreams.com. The cycle honors the top performers at the plate, on the mound and in the bullpen. This week we take a look at 4 top performers with the bat.

Zach Wilson

Wilson has seen time at first base and in the outfield while playing the bulk of his early season with the Tampa Yankees. Wilson has done nothing but hit opposing Florida State League pitchers in his 27 games in the league.  In 97 at bats, Wilson has hit .361 with an OPS of .955. The slugger has gotten on base at an impressive .409 clip. Wilson started the season with a brief stint in Trenton and it may be only a matter of time before the Yankees challenge him to face stiffer competition once again

2014 Season
Team   AVG G AB H HR RBI BB SO OBP SLG OPS
TRN EAS .214 8 28 6 0 2 2 10 .267 .214 .481
TAM FSL .361 27 97 35 3 17 9 23 .409 .546 .955
Minors .328 35 125 41 41 19 11 33 .379 .472 .851

Nick Ramirez

Ramirez started his 2014 campaign playing in Huntsville and has been a key source of power for the Stars. In 43 games, Ramirez has shown his power hitting eight home runs thus far. The first baseman has also cut down on his strikeout rate in 2014 compared to prior years in the Brewers system. Ramirez OPS currently sits at .863 and if he can continue to reduce his strike outs and come up with big hits his numbers will lead him to Triple-A.

2014 Season
Team AVG G AB H HR RBI BB SO OBP SLG OPS
HVL SOU .274 43 168 46 8 33 16 47 .339 .524 .863
Minors .274 43 168 46 8 33 16 47 .339 .524 .863

Blake Swihart

Boston’s first rounder in 2011, Swihart has quietly climbed the ladder each year since he entered the Sox system.  Swihart was assigned to Portland to start the 2014 season and has had success behind the plate and in the batters box.  In 121 at bats this season, Swihart is hitting .289 and showing good speed on the base paths. The catcher has 8 doubles, 2 triples and 3 steals at this juncture of the season.

2014 Season
Team AVG G AB H HR RBI BB SO OBP SLG OPS
POR EAS .289 31 121 19 3 17 6 15 .323 .463 .786
Minors .289 31 121 19 3 17 6 15 .323 .463 .786

Christian Colon

Spending his second full season at Omaha, Colon is knocking on the door of the majors and its only a matter of time before he gets his chance. After hitting .273 in his first season at the AAA level, Colon is currently hitting at a .282 clip. The middle infielder has been on fire over his last ten games hitting .378 in his last 45 at bats and continues to play solid defense. Colon has shown good patients at the plate and has almost as many walks (15) as he does strikeouts (18).
2014 Season
Team AVG G AB H HR RBI BB SO OBPI SLG OPS
OMA PCL .282 39 156 44 3 19 15 18 .345 .397 .742
Minors .282 39 156 44 3 19 15 18 .345 .397 .742
Next week we will take a look at some of the top performers on the mound during the first 40 games of the MILB season. Stay tuned for that and more updates at chasingmlbdreams.com
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4 Comments on The Cycle

  1. Kathy Wheeler // April 17, 2013 at 8:41 pm // Reply

    Thanks to you Scott. We are honored to have Cody’s name on the list. He has gotten off to an awesome start after a long rehab. Hoping for more great things as the season moves on. Appreciate your hard work in keeping up with his progress.
    Momma Wheeler

    • Thank you for the kind words! That is the goal of this site! I not only want to write an article but follow each and every player and hopefully tell their story when they make it to the major leagues! I really do appreciate your kind words and feed back – Thank You!

  2. Tweets4daTweets // April 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm // Reply

    Good read Scott! So happy Cody is off to such a great start this season! Appreciate your efforts to highlight so many of these minor leaguers! Keep up the great work!

  3. Thank You for the kind words as well. I hope I am able to write more good things about not only Cody but each player that I’ve featured. I wish for nothing but success with everyone.

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