Who’s Hot In The Cape After Week One

(Through 6 games)

Bourne Braves
OF Ben Guez, William & Mary: .370/.471/.481, 10 H, 6 SB, 5 BB
3B Kevin Hoef, Iowa: .455/.586/.455, 10 H, 4 RBIs, 3 SB, 6 HBP

  • Guez and Hoef have made a smooth transition to wood as they both recorded 10 hits in the opening week of the CCBL. Hoef hit .300/.408/.365 for the Hawkeyes as a sophomore this spring, while Guez is coming off a modest spring .270/.313/.423.

Brewster Whitecaps

SS/2B Danny Lima, Tennessee: .455/.500/.545, 10 H, 2 2Bs
RHP Ryan Cook, Southern California: 0.00 ERA, 11 K, 6 IP

  • Cook is coming off a disappointing spring at USC where he went 7-4, 5.06 with just 52 K in 91 innings.

Chatham A’™s

3B Kevin McAvoy, Maine: .389/.450/.556, 7 H, 3B, 1 2B

  • McAvoy started the Cape off on the right foot after having somewhat of down sophomore year at Maine, hitting .271/.342/.412. McAvoy caught coaches’ attention after he had a stellar freshman year, when he hit .369/.430/.591 with 10 home runs and 64 RBIs for the Black Bears.

Cotuit Kettleers

3B Josh Harrison, Cincinnati: .389/.450/.444, 7 H, 4 SB

  • Harrison is coming off a strong sophomore year at Cincinnati where he hit .327/.403/.545 with nine home runs and 56 RBIs. Harrison has shown that he has a solid college bat–he started his career with the Bearcats in 2006 by hitting .367/.473/.493.

Falmouth Commodores

C Kevin Dubler, Illinois State: .348/.444/.522, 8 H, 1 HR, 4 RBIs

  • Dubler was ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Central Illinois League last year. The catcher hit .317/.401/.497 for the RedBirds as a sophomore this spring.

Harwich Mariners

3B Alex Avila, Alabama: .409/.417/.636, 9 H, 6 R, 5 2B
RHP Danny Farquhar, Louisiana-Lafayette: 4.50 ERA, 12 K, 6 IP

  • Avila is fresh off a solid spring where he hit .296/.372/.570 with 14 homers and 61 RBIs for the Crimson Tide.

Hyannis Mets

UT Dan Brewer, Bradley: .391/.481/.478, 9 H, 4 RBIs, 4 BB, 2 SB
1B/OF Shane Peterson, Long Beach State: .440/.462/.680, 11 H, 4 2B

  • Peterson had a .472 slugging percentage for the Dirtbags, pretty good for Long Beach State’s Blair Field. Peterson also pitched at Long Beach State the last two years but was not pitching in the Cape.

Orleans Cardinals

OF Dennis Raben, Miami: .350/.417/.700, 7 H, 1 HR, 7 RBIs
SS/3B Mark Sobolewski, Miami: .381/.435/.476, 8 H, 2 2B

  • Here are two Miami players who are coming off pretty good seasons for the Hurricanes, and neither has had trouble with the transition to wood bats this summer. Sobolewski, who will be a draft-eligible sophomore next year, hit .345/.395/.510 with eight homers and 54 RBIs this spring. Raben is coming off his sophomore campaign where he hit .280/.378/.514 with 12 homers for the Hurricanes.

Wareham Gatemen

OF/LHP Blake Dean, Louisiana State: .400/.438/.800, 6 H, 2 HR
LHP Wade Miley, Southeastern Louisiana: 0.60 ERA, 1 CG, 15 K

  • Dean is coming off a very respectable freshman season where he hit .316/.366./505 for the Tigers. Dean was LSU’™s must reliable hitter and isn’t expected to pitch in the Cape. In Miley’s two starts for Wareham he has nearly been unhittable, as he has only given up one earned run while fanning 15 batters in 15 innings of work. Miley is coming off his sophomore season, where he posted a 7-5, 3.86 season in 15 starts for the Lions.

Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox

SS Gordon Beckham, Georgia: .440/.481/.800, 11 H, 2 HR, 8 RBIs

  • The sophomore shortstop has made the adjustment to wood fairly easy through the first six games of the Cape Cod League. Beckham is coming off a spring season where he hit .307/.399/.570 with 13 home runs and 51 RBIs for the Bulldogs.