Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 11/17/14
When Stephen Vogt arrived in Sacramento, most fans in the northern California area likely had never heard of him. Or, rather, if they had heard of him, it was from his rather inauspicious major league debut in 2012, where he went hitless in 27 plate appearances spread out over three stints with the Tampa Bay Rays. Now, however, after watching Vogt hit in a River Cat uniform for over a month, it has become clear to fans in Sacramento that his major league struggles were a grotesque fluke. The man can flat out rake. Vogt was inserted into middle of the River Cats’ starting lineup in the first week of the season and immediately began hitting like a man possessed. Vogt cracked four home runs in his first six games, and has been arguably the team’s hottest hitter so far in the young season. He will go into Saturday’s game against the Memphis Redbirds with a torrid line of .345/.402/.609, with six home runs, 20 runs batted in, and 23 runs scored. He was on such a roll in the season’s firs...
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