Bencsko was promoted to West Virginia yesterday.
Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted outfielder Justin Bencsko in the 20th round as a senior out of Villanova. In his senior year, Bencsko put up a .356/.445/.490 line, with 24 stolen bases. A big issue was that he had no power, and didn't really start hitting until his senior year came along. After signing with the Pirates, Bencsko went to State College, where he put up a .188/.291/.275 line in 69 at-bats.
Bencsko returned to State College this year, where he got off to a great start, hitting for a .346/.469/.385 line in 26 at-bats. He still wasn't showing much power, although he was putting up a nice average and on-base percentage, which isn't a huge accomplishment for a 23 year old in the New York-Penn League. He carried hi...
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