Andy Sugilio, Drew Mount remain hot Doug Gray August 27, 2018 12 Comments Coming into the season for the Dayton Dragons, Andy Sugilio was one of the higher rated prospects on the team. The season didn’t start out the way that he, or the Reds would have liked things to. He was injured in the second game of the year and would miss the rest of April and a good chunk of May, too. Even when he returned from the hamstring injury you could see it effecting his game. Sugilio is one of the fastest players in the organization when healthy, but he wasn’t showing off that kind of speed for quite a while when he came back. He was still fast, but not top of the scale like he had been in the past. In May and June he combined to hit .244 over 31 games played. He didn’t slug much, either, racking up just seven extra-base hits. In July his average jumped up to .263, but the power didn’t show up then, either – slugging just .289 thanks to just three doubles in 27 games played. That’s all changed since the calendar flipped to August. In 25 games played this month he’s hit .330/.358/.510 over 100 at-bats. He’s hit four doubles, four triples, and he’s hit two home runs. In the last two months he’s also stolen 10 bases in 12 attempts. He only stole two bases over his first 33 games of the year. Drew Mount going Gary Redus in of late Gary Redus hit .462 over the course of a full season for the Billings Mustangs in the magical season of 1978. It wasn’t just the average, though. He also had a .559 on-base percentage and had a .787 slugging percentage over his 68 games played in what has to be one of the best minor league seasons ever. So perhaps it’s a bit of hyperbole to say that someone has been “going Gary Redus”. But if someone is doing it, it would probably look a lot like what Drew Mount has been doing. Over his last 17 games played, the 22-year-old outfielder from Kansas State has hit .455/.514/.636 with eight doubles and two home runs. He’s walked six times with just eight strikeouts in those 74 plate appearances. It’s been an incredible run of hot hitting for Mount, and it’s still not really near what Gary Redus did back in 1978 over the course of the full season for the Mustangs. For Drew Mount, that run has pushed his season line to .316/.372/.512. In his 57 games played he’s walked 17 times and struck out just 34 times. That’s a walk rate of 7.4% and a strikeout rate of just 13.5%. Tons of contact, and he’s slugging over .500. That’s usually a pretty good combination. 12 Responses Dan McSurley August 27, 2018 Where’s Mr India? Haven’t seen his name in box scores over the past several days, is he hurt or just sitting him? Doug Gray August 27, 2018 Sick. MK August 27, 2018 He did come out and do some pre game stretching yesterday but looked stiff like we all feel the day after the flu. He did have a bat and s helmet when the game ended. Looks like he should be back soon. The Duke August 27, 2018 Rooting for Mount almost solely to continue to using the Mountain Drew nickname. WillieG August 27, 2018 In college, his nickname was “Mount Crushmore” redleggingfordayz August 27, 2018 I am perfectly fine with both\either of these lol RedsinWashst August 27, 2018 The Dayton team will be interesting next year. Will have a lot of players to squeeze on 1 team. MK August 27, 2018 Seem to many guys come out of Billings with great numbers only to be major disappointments in Dayton. I will wait and see and not get too excited yet. MK August 27, 2018 Seen not Seem The Duke August 27, 2018 Early guess: C: Jay Shuyler, Hunter Oliver 1B: Rylan Thomas 2B: Jonathan Willems, Cash Case SS: Miguel Hernandez, Claudio Finol 3B: Dylan Harris LF: Mariel Bautista, Zeek White CF: Mike Siani RF: Drew Mount, Bren Spillane SP: Josiah Gray, Alexis Diaz, Jared Solomon, James Marnian, Luis Alecis BP: Dauri Moreta, Ryan Dunne, Cory Heitler, Edward Escoboza, Jerry D’Andrea, Ian Koch, Connor Bennett AirborneJayJay August 27, 2018 Where do you have Hunter Greene? Certainly not in Daytona. What the heck did he do to warrant a bump up to A+? Do you have him in Arizona still rehabbing his elbow, or do you have him in the TJS recovery room? Doug Gray August 27, 2018 Assuming he’s healthy enough to pitch, Hunter Greene would be in Daytona IMO. His last 13 starts he posted a 2.91 ERA with 13 walks and 71 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. He dominated for 2.5 months before he got hurt. If he weren’t an enormous stuff guy, maybe you bring him back to work on something. But he IS an enormous stuff guy. And the numbers over a long period of his 2017 season were very, very good.