MUSTANGS IN THE PROS (pdf)
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Former Cal Poly baseball players Brian Mundell, Nick Torres and Alex McKenna all sport batting averages above the .300 mark as the minor league teams approach the All-Star Break.
Mundell is hitting .361 at Albuquerque with five home runs and 30 RBIs. He was at the .387 mark after going 6-for-13 in the first four games of June.
Torres sports a .312 average for Pericos de Puebla and is fourth in the Mexican League with his 19 home runs and seventh in RBIs with 60. He is hitting .343 in June with three home runs and 10 RBIs and has 20 multiple-hit games this season.
McKenna, who twice has been on the injured list, is hitting .344 in nine games at Quad Cities.
Near the .300 mark are Mike Miller (.269) at Pawtucket, Mark Mathias (.288) at Columbus and Kyle Marinconz (.260) at Hagerstown.
Mathias went 26-for-74 (.351) during an 18-game stretch ending June 15, lifting his average 30 points to .300, while Marinconz is hitting .333 in June (15-for-45). Miller is on the seven-day injury list.
Cal Poly's lone Major Leaguer is Mitch Haniger (pictured above), who was placed on the injury list June 6 after undergoing surgery for a ruptured testicle. He was scheduled to begin light workouts Monday. Read a story on Haniger from the Tacoma News Tribune by clicking here.
Mathias, Miller and Mundell are in Triple-A while Peter Van Gansen was sent down to Double-A Amarillo on June 8, joined by pitcher Chase Johnson (Richmond) and outfielder Zach Zehner (Trenton).
Fourth-year junior right-hander Bobby Ay, Cal Poly's lone draft selection in 2019, is expected to sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks later this week. Ay was chosen in the ninth round on June 4. He was the 272nd overall pick after compiling a 9-1 record and 3.27 ERA en route to first-team All-Big West Conference honors.
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Photo above of Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger courtesy of Gateline.com