The switch-hitting Hamilton highlights a group of
minor leaguers who have been red-hot to begin the year
Life as a minor leaguer isn't always as grand as one might think. Whether it be playing in front of a sparse crowd, laboring through an 8-hour bus ride with torn-up seats, or just scraping by with their modest paychecks, the life of a minor league baseball player can be very trying. However, when it comes right down to it the only thing that really matters is their performance on the field.
Here's a look at some of the guys who've been red-hot as of late*:
- Paul Janish: The slick-fielding shortstop leads Triple-A Louisville in hits (23), runs scored (11), doubles (7), batting average (.324) and OPS (.928). He's batting .333 (9-27) with an OBP of .419 in his last nine games.
- Joel Guzman: Thd 6'7" first basemen is batting .368 (14-38) with 2 HR and 11 RBIs in his past ten games for Double-A Pensacola. His OPS and SLG in that span is 1.02...