Daily Video Rundown: Tucupita Marcano, Matt Fraizer, Aaron Shackelford

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Tucupita Marcano

Altoona has quite a few players who got off to slow starts in the month of April, that are starting to get things going now. Tucupita Marcano is one of those players. Although he won’t ever be known for his power, and even though it’s just 28 at-bats, but Marcano has a .500 slugging percentage in the month of May.

Saturday’s three-hit performance, which included a double and triple, is part of the reason the power numbers are looking good early in May.

Marcano continues to flex his positional flexibility, batting leadoff the last two games as well as playing third base. He’s played the majority of the season in left field but has also played some second, and now third, base.

Matt Fraizer

Fraizer is still working on digging himself out the slow start he had to the season, but this week’s series against Somerset has arguably been his best. After collecting two-hits on Saturday, Fraizer is no 5-for-19 this week, with three going for extra-bases.

It was his work with the glove that caught everyone’s attention on Saturday, making a diving catch in left field.

Aaron Shackelford

Shackelford hit his fourth home run of the season, and now has hits in 15-of-20 games he has played in. On a team filled with some of the organization’s top prospects, it’s Shackelford that leads Altoona in home runs after Saturday.

Liover Peguero

After a picking up a couple of more hits, Peguero now sits third in the Eastern League in average, and is in a tie for fourth in RBIs.

He opened the scoring on Saturday with a RBI triple, scoring Marcano. That was his 15th extra-base hit of the season. Later in the ninth, Peguero brought the Curve within one of tying the game, with a single that scored Nick Gonzales.

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Tim Williams

Love the heads up base running from Marcano on that first hit.

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