He only hit .216 last season in Lakewood but this year Clearwater Threshers outfielder Jiandido Tromp is having a breakout season. As he approaches his 2015 season total at bats, he has already surpassed most of his stats from last season.
Last night was no exception to Tromp’s exceptional play. His two-run rbi, triple and then scoring on a sacrifice fly were the differences in a must win 3-2 victory over the Tampa Yankees in the three way race between Dunedin, Daytona and the Threshers for the second-half, FSL championship. These three teams are fighting for the right to play the Yankees in the first round of the post season.
As the Threshers’ website reported on the just concluded Tampa series, ‘Tromp wrapped up a big series, going 8-for-15 (.533) including two doubles, a triple, three RBIs, and four runs scored across four games.”
The key to Tromp’s success has been his dramatic reduction in strikeouts. Over his last ten games he has struck out only 4 times in 39 at bats.
You won’t read much anywhere else about Jiandido even though he is a five-tool player. He is not on the Phillies MLB Top 30 list. Now in his fifth season in the Phillies organization the minor league experts never talk about him.
So Jiandido Tromp is flying under the radar. And he has put the Threshers on his back for a ride into the playoffs with 16 games left to play in the 2016 season.