One of our favorite players in the Phillies organization is Reading Fightin Phils’ Grenny Cumana. He put an exclamation point on his season over the weekend by hitting a grand slam Saturday night and a two-run triple Sunday afternoon to help lead Reading to a big series win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Reading now sits in first place with a four game lead in the second half in the Eastern League’s East Division at the All-Star break.
The 23-year-old Cumana is having the best season of his seven-year Phillies minor league career. His .323 batting average is one of the highest of all players with at least 150 at bats in the Eastern League. He does not yet have enough at bats to qualify for the League’s batting championship. If he did, he would top the league leader who is hitting only .318.
What is more amazing is that Cumana is outperforming the four Phillies first round draft picks who have played with Reading this season. His .323 average tops Adams Haseley (.267), Mickey Moniak (.266), Alec Bohm (.259) and Cornelius Randolph (.241) batting averages with the Fightin Phils.
Grenny has been rewarded for his outstanding season while playing all three outfield positions. He is now an Eastern League All-Star replacing the injured Moniak in the Wednesday night’s Eastern League All-Star game in Richmond Va. Read HERE.
Congratulation from us to Grenny Cumana for an honor hard won and well deserved.