There's not much not to like about the way Frederick is playing ball these days.
The Keys went 16-10 in June, locking up a playoff berth with a first-place finish in the first-half.
Around the diamond, the Keys are looking real good (not to mention healthy). Joe Mahoney has been a revelation this season as a run producer. He has a team-leading 49 RBI. His nine home runs are tied for the team lead, and his 18 doubles also pace the squad. He's also the only player hitting over .300.
At second, L.J. Hoes has rejoined the Keys, after missing more than a month. He's notched five hits in his first five games, has two doubles, two RBI, and a stolen base.
At shortstop, the Keys welcomed back Pedro Florimon, who was clearly over-matched at AA Bowie. After hitting under .200 with the Baysox, Florimon has gotten back on track, notching five hits in his first four games back with the club.
At third, Buck Britton has been doing his best to make O's fans forget all about Billy Rowell. Britton has channeled his every-other day playing time into a .371 average over his last 10 games.
And the outfield has featured the perfect blend of speed and power, with Kyle Hudson and Xavier Avery combining for 39 stolen bases to off-set team HR leader Ronnie Welty's nine homers and 42 RBI.
Frederick is one of few teams in the minors who can pull off bringing a former first-round pick (Rowell) off their bench.