In MLB, Mike Trout is now hitting .341/.451/.742 with 10 doubles, two triples, 13 homers, 30 RBI and 28 runs scored this season. He leads the AL in OBP, slugging and OPS. He missed six games due to injury, but he’s still eighth in hits, fourth in triples, second in home runs, third in RBI and leading in total bases. Read HERE.
In AAA, Rhys Hoskins is now hitting .343/.438/.709 with 9 doubles, two triples, 12 homers, 35 RBIs and 29 runs scored. He leads the IL in Slugging, OPS and is second in OBP. He has not missed any games due to injury and is fourth in hits, third in triples, tied for first in homers, first in RBIs and leading the league in total bases.
Yes, Hoskins does match up well with Trout. Even in age, Trout is playing at baseball age 25 and Hoskins is playing at baseball age 24.
Hoskins has a shot at the IL triple crown but I would suspect he would rather be playing in the Major leagues.
Unfortunately for Hoskins, he has yet to play even an inning in the major leagues.
It remains to be seen when Hoskins will get a chance. The Phillies seem to be carried away with Tommy Joseph at first base so Hoskins best hope to play in the majors might be by the trade route.
It was a lot of fun watching Hoskins play for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Rochester N.Y. yesterday afternoon on MiLB-TV. He hit two homers including a grand slam. Watch HERE and HERE . Also he had two loud outs when he sent the Red Wings centerfielder to the wall in his first at bat and in his last at bat he sent the left fielder to the edge of the warning track.
Rhys Hoskins is hitting like Mike Trout and just about all of America is missing it!