Minor League Update: Pierce, Collins, Santos

Published 5:03 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I won’t be able to keep a regular eye on these guys as football season draws near but here is an update on Troy’s most recent draftees.

Pierce is batting .338 for Williamsport (Short Season Class A, Phillies) which is good enough to rank him sixth in the New-York Penn League. Pierce recently had his seven-game hit streak and 11-game reached base streak snapped but is continues to produce for the Crosscutters. It seems as though the team is protecting him against left-handed pitching as he only has 11 at bats versus southpaws as opposed to 60 against righties.

Collins is batting .308 for Jamestown (Short Season Class A, Pirates) and is tied for the New-York Penn League lead for home runs with five. He is fifth in the league in RBIs with 15.

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Santos has picked things up of late batting .324 (12-for-37) in his last 10 games. The former Trojans slugger is hitting .264 through 24 games for Eugene (Short Season Class A, Padres). He has hit three home runs with 11 RBIs.