What did I say last week? Garrett Benge was early enough in his Full-A season that a .283 average could change drastically. Change drastically it did. Benge now boasts a .328/.480/.500 slash line in 17 Full-A games. This is due to a hot streak that’s seen him hit safely in three-of-his-last-four games. In all three games with a hit, the third baseman enjoyed a multi-hit day. His only 0-for was an 0-for-2, while still drawing two walks.
Benge has four doubles and two home runs in 58 Full-A at-bats. He’s driven in eight runs and scored 10 more, while walking more times (17) than he’s struck out (11).
The left-handed hitting 22-year-old does a lot of things well, but he’s currently extremely overlooked. This could have a lot to do with his position (third base) as Chavis and Dalbec both occupy the same spot.
Marino Campana broke out of his slump this week. The 20-year-old enjoyed a solid week that saw him collect a hit in three-of-four games. Campana built on his team high home run total, hitting his 15th of the year. He also smacked his 16th double of the season, which is a high for players still on the roster. The right-handed hitter also leads the team in triples (5) and RBI (55), while boasting 36 runs scored and two steals.
De Jesus went the first 7 2/3 innings, striking out five while only allowing two men on (HBP and error). The 22-year-old now has a 3.39 ERA in Full-A this season after two straight superb starts.
Fisher threw the next 1/3 of an inning, getting out the only man he faced. Fisher now has a 2.01 ERA in 28 outings this season. The right-hander has 33 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings, while opponents are hitting .208 against him. He’s just 3-6 on the season, but the 22-year-old is also 5-for-5 in save opportunities.
Feltman threw the final inning, striking out two. He has a 3.60 ERA in Full-A (two earned runs in five innings) to go along with an 0-1 record. The 21-year-old righty is 2-for-2 in save opportunities and has already notched 11 strikeouts in a short period of time.