Baldwin approaching 30 straight games reaching base

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Salem-Keizer Volcanoes corner outfielder Logan Baldwin is slashing .388/.427/.558 in 144 plate appearances. That's incredibly good on it's own. But the former Georgia Southern player from Ringgold, Ga. has accomplished the task while successfully reaching base in 29 consecutive games.

The streak is made up of 25 games where Baldwin has one or more hits, three games where he drew at least one walk, and one game where neither a hit or walk was recorded but he was hit by a pitch.

On Thursday, Baldwin went 2-for-5 with his ninth double of the year. He hasn't struck out in his last 14 plate appearances and has just nine strikeouts in his last 68 trips. With a few weeks remaining in the season, he has increased his wRC+ to 170, which is by far the highest mark in the Northwest League among players with at least 120 plate appearances.

Baldwin has been red hot during the second half of the current streak. Over his last 17 games, totaling 73 plate appearances, he has six doubles, two triples, and one home run among 31 hits overall. It all comes out to a .488 average and 1.201 OPS, along with eight stolen bases.

OTHER NOTES

Dillon Dobson hit this bomb on Wednesday, and Heath Quinn homered Thursday. For Quinn, it was his first dinger since June 14. During that stretch, Quinn has struggled mightily, slashing .174/.232/.191 with a 33.6 K%. 

Chris Shaw went yard on Thursday, as well, clearing the fence and also adding a double up in Reno. The extra-base hits have come in bunches for Shaw over his last 15 games. His .684 slugging percentage over the span is made up of seven doubles, five home runs, and five singles.

— Sticking with the home run theme, Caleb Gindl has eight homers in just 117 plate appearances since joining the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Signed to a minor league deal out of the independent Frontier League, Gindl owns a crazy-high .292 ISO with a 17.1 K%.

— It's been three starts since Andrew Suarez issued a walk. In 20.1 innings, Suarez has allowed 18 hits, just four for extra bases, and owns a 2.21 ERA. Overall, the left-hander from the University of Miami has a 3.12 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP, and has been especially good since two rough opening outings in Triple-A.

TOMORROW'S STARTERS

TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP

  1. Christian Arroyo: DNP
  2. Tyler Beede: DNP
  3. Chris Shaw: 2-for-5, R, 2B, HR, SO
  4. Heliot Ramos: 1-for-2, R, SO
  5. Bryan Reynolds: 0-for-4
  6. Austin Slater: DNP
  7. Steven Duggar: 1-for-4, 2 SO, SB
  8. Aramis Garcia: 1-for-4, R, 2B, SO
  9. Sandro Fabian: DNP
  10. Heath Quinn: 2-for-3, R, HR
  11. Andrew Suarez: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
  12. Joan Gregorio: DNP
  13. Seth Corry: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K
  14. Ryder Jones: 0-for-3, BB, SO
  15. Jacob Gonzalez: 0-for-2
  16. C.J. Hinojosa: 2-for-4, R
  17. Shaun Anderson: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  18. Kyle Crick: DNP
  19. Garrett Cave: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  20. Garrett Williams: DNP
  21. Sam Coonrod: DNP
  22. Jordan Johnson: DNP
  23. Melvin Adon: DNP
  24. Miguel Gomez: DNP
  25. Kelvin Beltre: 2-for-3, 2B, BB, SB
  26. Matt Krook: DNP
  27. Reyes Moronta: DNP
  28. Rodolfo Martinez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  29. Stephen Woods: DNP
  30. Bryce Johnson: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB

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