Alumni Report (A/AA/Indy) – May 8
Leading the group is 2013 alum, Kris Bryant, who is leading the Southern League with eight home runs for the Tennessee Smokies, with ’12 alum Stephen Bruno having a big start to May with Tennesse, as his batting average has climbed to .302 with a Southern League leading 11 doubles
At High-A, ’07 alum Marquez Smith is having a banner start for the Bakersfield Blaze of the Cal League, hitting .313 with six homers and a league-leading 35 RBI. ’12 Hawk Bijan Rademacher is hitting a team-high .366 with three homers and 13 RBI in Daytona, with ’13 Hawk Zack Godley getting a promotion to Daytona after going 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA and seven saves at Kane County.
Speaking of Kane County, ’13 alum Jordan Hankins is off to a quality start, hitting .290 with 11 RBI, with another ’13 product, Yasiel Balaguert, hitting .293 with a team-high 21 RBI.
And seven players are in the independent Atlantic League – including Ty Wright, Lou Montanez, and Matt Iannazzo.