Cancel’s overall production at the plate could use some work, but what he’s done in the power department this year is legit. Among all qualified hitters under the age of 25, in all AA leagues, here is how Cancel ranks in certain categories:
Doubles (19) – t5th
HR (14) – t5th
ISO (.226) – t8th
OPS (.828) – t18th
SLG% (.493) – 15th
Baseball America is reporting the Royals have also signed SS Jorge Morales, LHP Jose Castillo, and SS Jorge Celado. A lot of times, players commit to a team and agree to sign in advance. Information can be hard to find on a lot of players and many seemingly unknown guys turn into solid MLB players.
Now 75 games into the season with Lexington, Cole’s power has slowly been on the uptick (.261/.336/.394, .731 OPS, 22 XBH), while his strikeouts and walks have maintained 2018’s pace (0.63 BB/K in 2018, 0.61 in 2019). He was nearly a 1:1 on BB/K for the month of June (22 BB, 24 K).
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