It’s getting a little late in the year for breakout performances in the full season leagues, and the guys who are going to get off-track have probably mostly done it by now. Still, there are a couple of power hitters who are stepping up their games at the upper levels, and a few players at the short-season levels are off to good enough starts to make them worth some attention.
Andrew Lambo, 1B/OF (AAA): I put Lambo on this list two weeks ago, but he’s earned another trip. Before, I thought it was an achievement that he simply made it back to AAA after various sorts of struggles in AA -- including extended injury absences. But over the last couple weeks he’s hammered the ball, hitting even better than he did at Altoona. In his last ten games he’s hit at a 342/390/816 clip, with four HRs, leaving him at 317/397/698 for his first 17 games with Indianapolis. He’s also shown decent plate discipline, with nine walks and 16 Ks, although h...
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