Mar 11, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Top performer: Norberto Obeso
The 20-year-old Obeso is from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He’s 6′ and weighs 175lbs. He was a 2013 IFA signing and was loaned to Saltillo of the Mexican League in 2014. Signed as a 2nd baseman, Obeso played all but one game in LF. He spent the entire year batting 3rd, where he was a consistent contributor. He finished with almost a 3:1 walk to strike out rate (58:20) and finished 2nd in the league in walks. He lead the league in hits with 92, which allowed him to finish 4th in average (.351), 8th in RBI (47), 11th in OPS (.897)and 2nd in OBP (.470) . His best month was in June when he hit .340, 3 triples, and 18 RBI; although, ever month was very solid.
Home runs– Francisco Rodriguez (9)
RBI– Obeso (47)
Hits– Obeso (92)
SB– Sam Buelens (20)
ERA– Aleton (2.83)
Saves– Jairo Rosario (4)
K’s– Joel Espinal (46)
WHIP– Aleton (1.21)
Hope you enjoyed following these young aspiring ball players this summer. Maybe one or more will prove to diamonds in the rough. It is too early to label any of them as prospects or not. I label jars not kids.
Hopefully 2016 will be equally successful.