JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Each Friday, News4Jax will chart how local products are faring in Major League Baseball.
Pos. Player Local tie MLB team
SS Javier Baez, Arlington CD, Cubs, Hitting .281 with 29 HR, 85 RBI and 88 runs scored. Hasn't played since Sept. 5 after suffering hairline fracture in his thumb.
P Mike Clevinger, Wolfson, Indians, Remains unbeaten since June 28. Is 11-2 with a 2.72 ERA, 139 Ks in 99.1 IP.
LF Ben Gamel, Bishop Kenny, Brewers, Hitting .255 with 7 HR, 31 RBI.
RF Austin Hays, JU, Orioles, Hitting .250 with an RBI after promotion on Sept. 7.
2B Howie Kendrick, West Nassau/SJRSC, Has raised average since our last update. Currently hitting .331 with 14 HR, 57 RBI. His average is 38 points higher than his career average.
P Walker Lockett, Providence, Mets, Is 1-1 with 6.98 ERA, 16 Ks in 19.1 IP in the bigs. Was promoted back to Mets on Aug. 31.