Toronto Blue Jays prospect Spencer Horwitz continues to add to his stellar 2023 season for the Buffalo Bisons in Triple-A. After an impressive stretch at the plate, the 25-year-old first baseman was named the International League Player of the Week.
Horwitz went 15-for-28 to hit a whopping .536 over the six-game stretch, almost single-handedly helping the Bisons take the series against the Syracuse Mets 4-2.
He started the week with a 5-for-6 effort, with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base. All five knocks were of the single base variety, but he made up for the lack of power two days later when he bopped two home runs as part of a 2-for-4 day which included a walk and three RBI.
He finished the week strong with a 4-for-5 game on Saturday, driving in five runs with a home run and pair of doubles.
Overall, Horwitz ended up with three long balls, six runs scored, 10 RBI and a pair of stolen bases, which was more than enough to take home the Player of the Week honors.
On the season, the former 10th-round pick is hitting .319 with an .897 OPS and 131 wRC+ in 77 contests in Triple-A. He has scored 42 times and driven in 52 runs. The recent home runs are good to see, as he only has hit seven over the wall all year.
Coming into 2023, MLB Pipeline had Horwitz as the Jays' no. 18 prospect, while FanGraphs listed him at no. 27. Despite the lack of big power or any other exceptional standout tools, he continues to show off his improved eye and discipline at the plate, sporting a 15.5 percent walk rate and 16.1 percent strikeout rate.
You may recall that Horwitz made his major league debut earlier this season, with a three-game stretch in June in which he collected a pair of singles and an RBI in 10 plate appearances. A return to the big club can't be ruled out, especially if he continues to hit the way he has over the past week.