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Cape Cod League: Top Hitters Through Week Two

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Here are how the next crop of college draft prospects are doing in the Cape Cod League! This is the only place you can find OPS+ for the Cape Cod League!

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Now that we are two weeks into the Cape Cod League schedule, let's take a look at how players are performing so far. You can look at the table below - which is sortable, and includes OPS+ (based on league average, with no park adjustments)! You can click on a player's name to reach their Cape Cod page. I limited the list to players with at least 30 PA and a 100 OPS+ or higher.

Before we get to the stats, I wanted to highlight two players of interest.

The first is arguably the biggest power bat in terms of production so far in this year's Cape: the Brewster Whitecaps very own Matt Davis, a SS/3B from VCU. He was eligible for the draft this year, but was not taken. That was likely due to a weak junior season that saw him slip across the board from his sophomore performance. He hit .312/.404/.457 with seven home runs as a sophomore, but only .274/.333/.427 as a junior. (*EDIT* Baseball Cube failed me - he actually hit .321/.385/.443 as a junior. Not sure why he wasn't picked, to be honest.) If he keeps up his performance in the Cape, I wouldn't be surprised if someone with some bonus pool left over tried to sign him as an undrafted free agent. Worst case, he will shoot up boards as a cheaper senior sign targeted in the top ten rounds. So far in the Cape, he's hit .316/.400/.684 with a 164 OPS+ and 14.9 RC. Combine his bat with what has been described as an above-average glove, and he is someone to keep an eye on.

The second player is Chatham Anglers infielder Jake Palomaki, a second baseman going into his junior year at Boston College. He stood out in a deeper statistical analysis as the best offensive performer in the Cape so far this summer. Palomaki has not shown much power in his first two years of college, batting a combined .272/.421/.332 but with an amazing 88 walks to 60 strikeouts and 34 stolen bases in 42 attempts. He profiles as a speedy on-base threat. If the power doesn't develop, he won't likely be more than a utility guy at best. But he's showing some power development this summer in the Cape, hitting .333/.478/.472 with a 144 OPS+ and 7.7 RC. While a .139 ISO isn't great, it is more than double his college career ISO. If he can continue to develop his power to the .150 ISO range, he will be a very attractive player in the 2017 draft.

Without further ado, here are your Cape Cod batting leaders (thanks to Cape Cod League data provided by pointstreak.com):

Player Team P G PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ BB/K ISO ISO*BB/K RC SECa
Davis, M BRE SS 14 65 .316 .400 .684 1.084 164 .55 .368 .201 14.86 .526
Yurchak, J BOU 3B 14 62 .442 .516 .500 1.016 153 2.25 .058 .131 13.64 .173
Wong, C BOU C 13 62 .351 .377 .544 .921 139 .50 .193 .097 11.88 .246
Mahan, R ORL SS 14 63 .377 .397 .492 .889 134 .08 .115 .010 11.61 .148
Clement, E HAR IF 13 61 .424 .443 .441 .884 134 .33 .017 .006 11.27 .169
Dunn, N BRE IF 13 64 .357 .438 .464 .902 136 1.20 .107 .128 10.90 .214
Warmoth, L BRE SS 14 64 .321 .387 .500 .887 134 .46 .179 .081 10.56 .268
Haseley, A ORL OF 13 52 .357 .481 .571 1.052 159 .67 .214 .143 10.50 .381
Skidmore, B YD LF 15 55 .315 .327 .537 .864 131 .14 .222 .032 9.49 .259
Yahn, W BOU 3B 15 72 .290 .371 .419 .790 119 1.50 .129 .194 9.18 .210
Noda, R BRE 1B 15 68 .246 .353 .456 .809 122 .75 .211 .158 9.06 .386
Shaver, C WAR 1B 14 54 .289 .389 .556 .945 143 .31 .267 .082 8.67 .356
Rodgers, J HYA IF 11 44 .357 .386 .524 .910 137 .29 .167 .048 8.50 .167
Smith, P HAR 1B 12 56 .314 .375 .431 .806 122 .40 .118 .047 8.00 .216
Rooker, B BRE OF 9 41 .421 .439 .474 .913 138 .17 .053 .009 7.85 .079
Sheets, G WAR 1B 13 51 .327 .353 .469 .822 124 .33 .143 .048 7.82 .204
Smith, K YD SS 15 60 .286 .333 .429 .762 115 .20 .143 .029 7.73 .214
Palomaki, J CHA IF 11 46 .333 .478 .472 .950 144 1.60 .139 .222 7.73 .389
Rutherford, Z HYA SS 15 63 .267 .302 .433 .735 111 .20 .167 .033 7.55 .200
Duce, M FAL C 10 36 .310 .444 .586 1.030 156 .63 .276 .173 7.00 .448
Burger, W FAL 3B 12 50 .302 .400 .419 .819 124 .43 .116 .050 6.98 .279
McVey, C BOU 3B 15 64 .290 .302 .371 .673 102 .14 .081 .012 6.94 .145
Truitt, T HYA CF 14 60 .273 .333 .382 .715 108 .24 .109 .026 6.76 .200
Merrell, K FAL 2B 13 59 .315 .373 .333 .706 107 .42 .019 .008 6.71 .185
Mathis, P CHA RF 13 56 .255 .321 .392 .713 108 .46 .137 .062 6.43 .235
Proctor, F HYA IF 11 47 .325 .426 .375 .801 121 .86 .050 .043 6.20 .200
Houston, Ty YD CF 8 32 .308 .406 .538 .944 143 .71 .231 .165 5.87 .423
Filiere, A HAR IF 12 47 .237 .362 .447 .809 122 .60 .211 .127 5.80 .368
Dunand, J HAR SS 8 35 .355 .429 .452 .881 133 .75 .097 .073 5.77 .194
Winaker, M YD 1B 14 47 .295 .340 .386 .726 110 .40 .091 .036 5.54 .159
Kirtley, Z ORL 2B 10 43 .297 .357 .405 .762 115 .44 .108 .048 5.49 .216
Paul, E ORL SS 8 35 .296 .457 .444 .901 136 .80 .148 .118 5.49 .481
Ezell, T WAR 2B 11 48 .275 .383 .375 .758 115 .46 .100 .046 5.33 .225
MacKinnon, D BOU IF 10 49 .282 .408 .333 .741 112 1.60 .051 .082 5.26 .256
Pinder, C CHA CF 10 35 .310 .394 .483 .877 132 .23 .172 .040 5.25 .310
Lawrence, T FAL C 8 32 .276 .344 .517 .861 130 .60 .241 .145 5.16 .310
Triano, C ORL OF 10 33 .300 .364 .500 .864 131 .22 .200 .044 5.16 .267
Dalesandro, N HAR C 10 45 .282 .364 .333 .697 105 .56 .051 .028 4.73 .179
Gahagan, Z BRE 3B 12 51 .233 .314 .349 .663 100 .42 .116 .048 4.69 .256
Harrison, K WAR C 8 36 .290 .361 .452 .813 123 .25 .161 .040 4.67 .226
Mangum, J BOU OF 8 34 .353 .353 .382 .735 111 .00 .029 .000 4.59 .029
McGovern, K ORL LF 12 42 .188 .381 .375 .756 114 .82 .188 .154 4.39 .500
Casey, D CHA OF 9 39 .324 .359 .324 .683 103 .33 .000 .000 4.31 .108
Hurst, S ORL OF 12 36 .313 .389 .344 .733 111 .50 .031 .016 4.28 .156
Klein, J COT CF 10 37 .303 .378 .333 .711 107 .57 .030 .017 4.16 .212
Dempster, C YD OF 13 39 .303 .342 .364 .706 107 .20 .061 .012 4.11 .212
Artis, D CHA CF 12 52 .205 .380 .282 .662 100 .91 .077 .070 4.04 .333
Farrar, L HAR OF 9 33 .286 .394 .357 .751 113 .80 .071 .057 3.75 .250
Adams, J HAR SS 8 32 .286 .310 .429 .739 112 .13 .143 .018 3.72 .179
Santiago, B HYA C 9 35 .265 .286 .382 .668 101 .08 .118 .009 3.71 .147
Mendoza, E BOU IF 7 30 .259 .333 .407 .740 112 .22 .148 .033 3.41 .222
Handley, T BOU CF 9 33 .259 .394 .296 .690 104 .71 .037 .026 3.00 .259