Bakersfield Blaze – The Fire’s Burnt Out in Bakersfield
Tyler Marlette – C – Hot
The Blaze’s backstop has been heating up recently. After a sluggish start to the 2016 season, Marlette is riding an 8-game hitting streak. The 23-year-old has posted a .400 batting average during the streak with 2 doubles, 5 home runs and 11 RBI. Hopefully Marlette can bottle this magic and change the course of his season.
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Chantz Mack – LF – Hot
The Mack is back, and he’s raking right now in the California League. The 25-year-old has reached safely in 12 of his last 13 games, posting a .357 batting average with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 12 RBI. On the season, Mack is slashing .273/.383/.447 with 4 home runs and 31 RBI across 42 games. The Mariners might take a “chantz” on Mack if he can keep producing at the plate.
Tyler Herb – RHP – Hot
This 24-year-old has been one of the best hurlers in the California League this season. Herb is 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA through 8 starts this season with the Blaze. He has posted a 54:18 strikeout to walk ratio in 42 innings, and he has limited the opposition to a .208 batting average.
Kyle Petty – 1B – Hot
Petty has had a great season so far with Bakersfield, and his last dozen games have been his best. Petty has reached safely in 10 of his last 12 games, hitting .360 with 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI during that span. On the season, the 25-year-old is slashing .314/.394/.468 with 5 home runs and 25 RBI through 45 games.
Jay Baum – 3B – Hot
Baum has reached base safely in 22 consecutive games, hitting .284 with 4 doubles, 1 triple and 17 RBI during the streak. Overall, the 23-year-old corner infielder is slashing .286/.365/.411 on the season with 3 home runs and 31 RBI across 43 games.
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