If you’ve noticed a dearth of material on the Fort Wayne TinCaps and Lake Elsinore Storm lately, it’s because those two teams are currently on their All-Star breaks.
One notable event that occurred during the Midwest League All-Star break was Fort Wayne first baseman Nate Freiman finishing second to Wisconsin outfielder Khris Davis in the circuit’s home run derby.
Freiman was something of a hometown hero, as the All-Star festivities were held in Fort Wayne this year.
Given that he’s a bulky 6’7″ first baseman, that sort of power shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. What comes as more of a surprise is that Freiman has actually been more of a contact hitter this year, at .302/.366/.438 with just six homers.
Come on, Nate! Let’s see that home run swing in games! (Seriously, that might be a good idea…a 23-year-old first baseman in Low-A needs to slug more than .438).