The Bristol offense this year has been disturbingly bad through the first half of the Appalachian League season. The pitching isn't much better with a 4.77 ERA that ranks next to last, but the offense has a .649 OPS, which is 43 points behind the second worst team in the league. That is despite Victor Fernandez ranking fifth in the league with a .901 OPS.

This is a team that shouldn't be that bad at hitting. They have a 22-year-old college draft pick batting lead-off in Garrett Brown. He was described as being raw because he also played other sports, but that's why he is in the Appalachian League and not in Morgantown like most college seniors. Brown supposedly has plus speed according to his draft profile, but he has attempted one stolen base. Part of that can be blamed on a .313 OBP.
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