Kevin ‘Wino’ Thomas at the age of 35 continues to demonstrate the ability to read the pitches and determine whether to swing or take the free pass. This year K.T. has worked the walk 48 times and fanned but 28. His lifetime BB/K ratio: 502 to 330. With his .351 batting average he is a force to reckon with batting out of the #2 hole. With speedster Ben Wotherspoon batting lead-off you might say the hit & run is a pretty nice option for GM David Jones.
59 games played and 223 At Bats logged and the GLBL has a player hitting .395. Cal McNiven, has flown under the radar of many having played for a team that is not very often in the mix for a playoff berth. He’s a prankster that keeps the Neptunes loose in the dugout but in the batters box he’s anything but funny to the opposing pitchers. Cal has hit .344 and .355 (2017 & 2018) but this season he is eclipsing even those stellar performances. Think he can’t do it? He’s had 2 hits or more in 7 of the last 8 contests. A long shot? Yes. But with each week his average is going up, not down.