MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Hitters at Every Minor League Level

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MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Hitters at Every Minor League Level
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Nick Franklin is making a strong case for an early-season call-up.

Given the recent shakeup of the Seattle Mariners’ middle infield, it’s only a matter of time until the organization decides to tap into its wealth of talent in the high minors.

That being said, Nick Franklin is doing everything he can at Triple-A Tacoma to reach the major leagues ahead of schedule this season. Through his first 17 games, the switch-hitter is batting .410/.538/.623 with 16 runs scored, seven extra-base and four stolen bases. As a player who has always struck out more than he seemingly should, the 22-year-old’s plate discipline has been outstanding so far with 8/16 K/BB. Franklin is especially hot over his last 10 games with a .500 batting average (17-for-34), 11 RBI and 13 walks.

Having always shown more power and consistency from the left side of the plate, it’s also encouraging that Franklin is already 4-for-7 with four walks against southpaws this season.

Here’s a look at the hottest and coldest hitters at every minor league level through the first month of the season.

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