Since added to the Clearwater Threshers roster on June 11th, Grenny Cumana has started in 13 games. The Threshers have won 11 of the games. Grenny has hits in all but one of those games. He has hit .431 (22 for 51) with two home runs in that time period.
Cumana’s play in left field has been outstanding. He has made several catches and throws that helped provide the victory margins in several of the games. In 11 games in left field he has three outfield assist including throwing a runner out at the plate which was provided the winning difference.
His clutch bat has been the key in the last two wins where he served as a DH.. In yesterday’s 4-3 win, it was his single that allowed the winning run to score in the 11th inning. In today’s 5-4 win over the Daytona Tortugas, Cumana’s three-run homer in the eight inning brought the Threshers back to a 4-4 tie.
Even with his strong play in left field and contributing to the team’s 6-0 start in the second half, he has not played in the field in his last two games because the Phillies Front Office made way for former first round draft picks, Mickey Moniak and Adam Haseley, to play in the outfield along with Jose Pujols. Moniak only recently returned to the Threshers lineup.
What’s amazing is that Cumana has hit two home runs in only 51 at bats while Moniak has hit only one homer in 223 at bats and Haseley has gone deep only 3 times in 291 at bats.
Can Grenny be the outfield version of Jose Altuve, since both are from Venezuela? That remains to be seen-but it looks promising over the last ten games each of them has played.
Cumana matches up well with the bat vs. Altuve over their last ten games. One, hit .390 (16 for 41) with two homers in the Florida State League compared to the other one who hit .382 (13 for 34) with two homers for the Houston Astros in the American League. Grenny stands only 5’5” compared to Altuve at 5’6″and the FSL is not the AL. But we can hope that Grenny Cumana can someday soon be the outfield version of Jose Altuve!