Talk about a wealth of infield talent who are finishing strong and you are talking about Bryson Stott, Kendall Simmons and Curtis Mead. They are all hitting .400 in their last ten games. What a way to enter the last two weeks of the minor league season.
Stott, along with Kendall Simmons, just returned from the New York-Penn League All-Star game on Staten Island, yesterday. Starting at second base in the game Simmons had a RBI single in two at bats.
The 21-year-old Stott is hitting .410 in his last ten games for Williamsport with two homers and 9 RBIs. On the season with the Crosscutters, he is hitting .294, a .882 OPS with 6 homers and 24 RBIs in 119 at bats.
The 19-year-old Simmons has been one of the most impressive power hitters in all the minor leagues over his last 18 games where he has hit 9 homers. He is hitting .400 with 4 homers and 11 RBIs in his last 10 games. For the season, he is hitting .267 with a .971 OPS, 11 homers and 30 RBIs in 131 at bats.
The 18-year-old Mead is hitting .400 with two homers and 7 RBIs in the GCL in his last 10 games. On the season he is hitting .300 and has a .825 OPS in 140 at bats.
Stott has played mostly at short, Simmons at second and Mead played yesterday at third. Stott hits left while Mead and Simmons hit right. They are ready to move up next season in the Phillies system.
In the outfield, Ben Pelletier is coming on strong for Lakewood. He has hit .314 in his last ten games including four homers and 10 RBIs in the last seven games. He turns 21-years-old, today, August 22nd. Formerly a corner outfielder exclusively, he has played all three outfield positions including center field in 13 games this season for the first time. He has shown a strong arm this season from all fields with 12 outfield assists in only 84 games.
One of out favorite home runs we ever saw in person was watching Ben homer in a GCL game a few years back. It was a tape measure home run he hit from Ashburn Field which landed on the playground inside neighboring, Spectrum Field.
Names to follow as the 2019 minor league season comes to an end are Bryson Stott, Kendall Simmons, Curtis Mead and Ben Pelletier. They are all finishing strong!