Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs rained out Monday so this is a good opportunity to take a pause and check out first baseman Chris Marrero as he continues to swing a hot bat.
Marrero is batting .305 through 91 games, with 20 doubles, nine homers and 49 RBI. He has hit 44 homers in the last two and a half seasons and increased his average from .284 in 2009, to .294 and now at .305...
Kerr misses the more interesting thing than the slight average creep. He has his highest OBP since rookie league this year, .373, and he has kept his K% below 20% the past 2 years.
For continued fun, this guy
had these numbers his first full season in AAA. He was about 10 months younger and a lefty, but it was in Oklahoma City, in a hitter's league and park.
PA BA OBP SLG K BB HR
Marrero 391 .305 .373 .439 65 37 9
Comp 508 .304 .364 .457 73 39 12
Comp developed into a pretty good hitter. Others have picked up on the similarity of the numbers offensively before.