Baseball Factory Alumni Notebook (Week of 4/23/18)
Each week in the Alumni Notebook, we look back at notable performances from around the game of baseball, across high school, collegiate and professional ranks.
Kris Bryant, Cubs – (2008 Under Armour Pre-Season All-American) Kris is off to a solid start this season hitting .291 with seven doubles, two triples and two home runs.
Scooter Gennett, Reds – The former Under Armour All-American continues to establish himself as one of the most dangerous hitters in MLB. He is hitting .296 with seven doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI in the first month of the season.
Sean Manaea, A’s – The young lefty no-hit the Red Sox recently and has been nearly as dominant in his other starts. He is currently 4-2 with a 1.03 ERA which is second-best in the majors. He’s struck out 37 hitters in 43 2/3 innings.
Here are some Factory Alums putting up impressive April statistics:
Austin Meadows (Triple-A Indianapolis) – .313 average, six doubles, home run, eight RBI
Gavin Cecchini (Triple-A Las Vegas) – .347 average, 10 doubles, triple, home run and six RBI
Peter Alonso (Double-A Binghamton) – .408 average with seven doubles, seven homers, 19 RBI and 15 walks
Ryan Castellani (Double-A Hartford) – 2-1 record, 2.05 ERA, 27 strikeouts in 26.1 innings pitched.
Kenyon Yovan – Oregon – RHP – Pac 12 Pitcher of the Week – Pitched eight innings in a win over USC. He struck out 15 while walking none and scattering five hits.
Davis Wendzel – Baylor – Big 12 Player of the Week – hit .474 for the week with three doubles and two home runs while also extending his on-base streak to 32 games.
Jay Schuyler – San Diego – West Coast Conference Player of the Week – Went 7-for-11 on the week with two doubles, five runs scored, five RBIs, while walking six times.
Richard Carey – Penn State-Altoona –Richard hit .688 on the week with five runs scored, five RBIs, a double and a stolen base.
Jordyn Adams – Jordyn continues to impress this spring on the baseball field. He went 3-for-4 with a HR in a win over Jordan High School last week and is now hitting .443 on the season with five doubles, three triples, a home run, 29 stolen bases and 25 walks in 22 games this season. For more on Adams impressive spring, check out our Draft Preview coverage.
Will Banfield – Will was named the Gwinnett County Player of the Year. The former Under Armour All-American has swung the bat well all year, becoming Brookwood High School’s all-time leader in hits, doubles and runs batted in.
Kameron Guangorena (Ojeda) – Yet another Under Armour All-America catcher having a huge spring. Kam doubled and homered in a win over Santa Margarita and is now hitting .403 with eight doubles, four home runs and 16 runs driven in for St. John Bosco.