As the weather heats up, so does the league as teams are hitting the thirty game mark. The grind of the season is now with us, so let’s take a look at what is happening.
Jose Miguel Medina of the Brooklyn Cyclones leads the league in stolen bases with 16. He is two ahead of his nearest competitors and also finds himself leading in games played at 28. He is also second in at-bats with 103.
The leading hitter in the league continues to be Ben Breazeale of the Aberdeen IronBirds. However, he leads in other categories like hits with 34, on-base percentage at .510, doubles with nine, extra-base hits with 11, and slugging percentage .613. Sounds like an MVP type of year.
Pitching is another strength of the IronBirds as Bernan Hanifee is 4-0 with a 1.61 ERA. The win total places him second in the New York Penn League. He is third in ERA too.
Kyle Young of Williamsport is getting it done on the hill for the Crosscutters. He leads the league with a 4-0, 1.16 earned run average, is fifth in lowest batting average at .188 (16 for 85), and is fourth in fewest baserunners/ 9 IP ratio 8.87 (23 in 23.1 innings thrown).
Hudson Valley has a pitcher that is starting to show up on the stats sheet in a couple of different areas. His name is Miley York. He is second in overall pitching at 2-1, 1.33 ERA, leads in fewest baserunners per 9 IP at 7.33 ( 22 in 27.0 IP), and is second in lowest batting average at .181 (17 for 94). He leads in WHIP at 0.81.
Teams in this league are filling up the seats. The league has already passed a total attendance of 500,00. Brooklyn is closing in on 100,000 on their own. As of this writing, they are averaging 5,560 per home game.