Versatile Rumble Pony named league's top utility player
By Tim Heiman / Binghamton Rumble Ponies | August 23, 2018 2:03 PM
BINGHAMTON, NY - Levi Michael has been recognized by the Eastern League as a Postseason All-Star. Each season, the league acknowledges the top players at every position as voted on by managers, media members, and team officials.
Michael, named the league's best utility player, compiled a career season in his first year in the Mets organization. In 103 games with the Rumble Ponies, Michael hit .305 with a career-high 42 extra-base hits, including a team-best 30 doubles and 10 home runs. He ranks fourth in the league in batting average, second in on-base percentage (.391), tied for fourth in doubles and runs scored (72). Michael backed up his strong bat with a versatile glove, logging time at six different positions.
Michael is the sixth player in franchise history to be named the best utility player in the league. He joins Mark Kiger (2007), Daniel Murphy (2008), Josh Satin (2011), Brian Burgamy (2014), and Josh Rodriguez (2015).
The Rumble Ponies (60-68) conclude their two-game series against the Yard Goats on Thursday at 7:05 PM. RHP Franklyn Kilome takes the mound in the finale. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pregame show starts at 6:50 PM and can be heard on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn.
The Rumble Ponies conclude their home schedule with a four-game series starting Friday, August 31 against the Portland Sea Dogs. Tickets can be purchased online at BINGRP.COM, over the phone at (607) 722-FUNN, and in person at the Starting Gate Box Office at NYSEG Stadium.
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