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Low-A talents Trevor Story (SS) and Will Swanner (C) have had productive and at times, highly impressive offensive seasons. On Saturday, they both homered again.
Story now has 20 doubles, 5 triples and 13 homers to go with his .266 average and 72 strikeouts in 75 games (the final two categories need work). Lefthanders have owned him though, limiting him to a .182 (14-for-77 with 5 extra-base hits) average. The rest of those numbers, however, are strong for a shortstop.
Swanner hit his 11th round-tripper of the season and is now hitting a robust .337. He, like Story, striking out too much - 58 times in 56 contests but not much else is a wart. He's also hitting both lefthanders and righthanders at a high rate, which reveals how effective his hit tool has been.
|Sam Mende (photo by Tony Farlow)|
Outfielder Corey Dickerson has struggled at Tulsa since being called up from High-A Modesto but look now, his average is now at .279 in 23 games. There hasn't been much power there, a continuing theme in 2012 but the 23-year old Mississippian is currently on a .364 tear at the plate in his last 10 games.
For the season, he's now hitting .322 with 30 doubles, 12 homers and 56 RBI.