Thursday, August 9, 2007
Vito having one killer season
Road Warriors firstbase man Vito Chiaravalloti is having a career season in grey, which should eventually lead to an affiliated contract. Vito's season started off with a 17 game hitting streak carrying from May to early June, to the point of his batting average reaching a season high at .326. With the Road Warriors adding fellow infielders Ian Bladergroen and Omar Garcia, Chiaravalloti moved into a rotational playing time splitting time between first base and designated hitter. This did not slow Vito down, as he kept hitting for a high average, and going over a stretch of 13 RBIs in 6 games. In Vito's last 5 games he has gone 9-19 with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs, while still playing great defense at first base. What is most remarkable about Vito's season is the fact that he is hitting in the 3 through 5 spots, on a nightly basis, and has walked more times, than he has struck out. The stats actually show that Vito could lead off for many teams with his .390 OBP and .550 slugging percentage, equaling a .940 OPS. Through August 7th, the North Division Starting All Star Firstbase man, has hit .290 with 22 doubles, a career high 3 triples, 14 home runs and a team best 59 RBIs.