YGY Staten Island Yankees Top 5 Players Of The Week: (8/13-8/19)

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2. 1B Connor Spencer (.371, 0 HR, 9 RBI’s)

Spencer continues to be the lone mainstay that has appeared in every edition of our top five. On this last critical homestand for the Baby Bombers, Spencer had seven hits in 16 at-bats with one RBI. Of course, the month of August continues to be great for the eighth round pick as he is hitting .469 this month (23-for-49 at the plate).

Spencer did play in the All-Star Game last night and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. The first baseman isn’t known for his power, as we’ve discussed all season, but he has been consistent in getting on-base (.399 on-base percentage), a stat that if he was eligible, would put him second in the entire league.

Now, Spencer had one hit in six at-bats against the Cyclones when the teams last played in June. But, the 21-year-old has continued to get better and better as the season has progressed. I asked Spencer after the team’s win on Sunday to talk about the rivalry between the Yankees and Mets’ minor league affiliates:

"“Right away, you know there is a huge rivalry between Staten Island and Brooklyn,” responded Spencer. “But, we’re ready for it. We’ve played well down the stretch and especially with the couple day off, we will come back re-energized and ready to play.”"