It seems like Widlansky is doing everything he can to make Keys fans forget about that Wieters kid.
The 24-year-old outfielder has been quite possibly the best hitter in the entire minor leagues over his last ten games, spanning back to July 4. No doubt, he has enjoyed the finest season of his young professional career.
In his past 10 contests, Widdy has done virtually everything right, hitting .513 with five doubles and three home runs—two of which came in a July 7 win over Kinston.
He has knocked in seven runs and scored 12 of his own. He also has walked five times, struck out only three, and swiped two bases.
Not to mention he has six multi-hit games out of those 10, including two four-hit efforts.
Widdy has been an absolute revelation this season. He is hitting above .400 and already has 14 doubles in only 38 games—good for sixth on the team despite almost 150-200 at bats fewer than most of the Keys regulars.
What is truly magnificent is trying to envision the kind of stats he could have been putting on the board had he been playing since day one.
Given the same number of at bats as Brandon Waring, who leads Frederick in at-bats with 319, Widdy's numbers would look like this: 130 hits, 31 doubles, 58 RBI, and 58 runs scored.
All of those would pace the team easily. Not to mention, with those numbers he would also have his name in the hat for Minor League Player of the Year honors.
Instead, he just have to settle for being "Who's Hot." Here's to hoping he finds a permanent home here.