Marcell Ozuna Connects For Three Homers In FSL Play

High Class A Jupiter outfielder Marcell Ozuna enhanced his OPS by more than 200 points in May (.892) compared with his April output (.651). The needle continues trending up for the 21-year-old Marlins slugger so far in June. Ozuna went 3-for-4 Sunday versus Bradenton and connected for three home runs, a rare occurrence in Florida State League play.

A.J. Kirby Jones OAK Stockton California HiA 4/18
Steve Proscia SEA High Desert California HiA 4/19
Chris Carter OAK Sacramento Pacific Coast AAA 4/22
Brad Eldred DET Toledo International AAA 4/24
Ross Wilson CWS Kannapolis South Atlantic LoA 4/27
George Springer HOU Lancaster California HiA 5/11
Tony Plagman DET Erie Eastern AA 5/12
Vinny Rottino NYM Buffalo International AAA 5/19
Moises Sierra TOR Las Vegas Pacific Coast AAA 6/1
Mike Hessman HOU Okla. City Pacific Coast AAA 6/3
Marcell Ozuna FLA Jupiter Florida State HiA 6/10

Ozuna hit all three home runs to left field, smashing a three-run shot in the first inning against Marauders righthander Tyler Waldron, then victimizing Waldron for a solo shot in the third, then taking righty Hunter Strickland deep for a two-run shot in the seventh. Ozuna drove in six runs, and in his other two plate appearances he struck out and got hit by a pitch.

Ozuna's outburst thrust him into the FSL lead with 13 home runs. He won a home run title previously in the 2010 short-season New York-Penn League.

Of the 11 three-homer games in the minors this season, three occurred in the California League and three more happened in the Pacific Coast League. The International League has two entries and the Eastern and South Atlantic leagues make one appearance each.