New York Penn League Baseball Notes 8/11/17

The final New York Penn League All-Star Game in league history is now just a few days away. Here’s how things are going in the league at this point of the season.

Next week in Tri-City, the league will hold their final All-Star Game. With changes coming to the league beginning next season, the powers to be thought this would be a good time to do away with the game. Some of those changes include more games to the schedule and more off days.

If you are a fan of College Baseball then the name Brendan McKay is known. He was the ACC player of the year this past spring for the Louisville Cardinal. By years end he would also be named the Golden Spikes Award Winner. In June, he was taken with the fifth pick in the first round by the Tampa Bay Rays and assigned to Hudson Valley. McKay is trying to do something in pro ball that he did in college, be both a pitcher and position player. Since arriving in he has been given the opportunity to do just that. He is hitting .213 with two home runs and seven RBI. As a pitcher he’s made one start, going two innings with no hits or runs. He has faced seven batters and struck out four walked one.

Hudson Valley has a hitter making some noise. His name is Vidal Brujan and he is sixth in hitting sporting a .303 average, second in runs scored with 32, second in At-Bats with 165, third in hits at 50, tied for second in triples with four and fourth in On-Base Percentage 398.

Evan Mendoza of State College has taken over first place in the batting race hitting at .371. He also leads in RBI with 28, hits with 59, Slugging Percentage .553, Runs Scored 34, Extra- Base Hits 20,  Total Bases 88, and is second in On- Base Percentage .429.

Lowell Spinners relief pitcher Denyi Reyes is having a fine season out of the bullpen. The All-Star selection is tied for the league lead in Winning Percentage at 1.000 with two other hurlers. He is also fourth in Lowest BB-IBB/9IP Ratio at 1.37 (6 in 39.1 innings).

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