Adam Haseley seems focused on closing out the 2018 season strong.Philadelphia's No. 4 prospect homered for the third time in five games and added two singles as Double-A Reading fell to Trenton, 8-7, at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Adam Haseley seems focused on closing out the 2018 season strong.
Philadelphia's No. 4 prospect homered for the third time in five games and added two singles as Double-A Reading fell to Trenton, 8-7, at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Haseley hadn't gone yard since July 20 before his current power binge began on Aug. 17 and continued in the third inning Wednesday. The outfielder clubbed a two-out solo homer to right field in the home half of the inning for the game's first run, his sixth shot at Double-A this year.
After walking to lead off the sixth, Haseley singled to left in the seventh and crossed the plate on a two-run double by No. 23 Phillies prospect Cornelius Randolph. The 22-year-old opened the ninth by lining a single to center, posting his first multi-hit game since Aug. 9 and first three-hit performance since July 24. His big night extended his modest hitting streak to five games.
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"I don't have any expectations to hold my average at whatever it is right now," Haseley told MiLB.com in late July. "It's a very small sample size and we still have quite a few games left. I just want to be consistent. Sometimes the ball finds a hole and sometimes it won't. It sounds cliché, but I want to take it one day at a time and stay consistent with what I'm working on."
Following a slow start to the month, the University of Virginia product is batting .308 in August with a .370 on-base percentage and a .462 slugging percentage.
"Playing this many games has been a big adjustment," he said last month. "We've been doing this now for about six months straight, going back to Spring Training. It feels like it too. I've noticed lately that I might have dropped a little weight, and at this point in the season, the body is a lot different than it was in the spring."
Haseley started the season with Class A Advanced Clearwater and hit .300/.343/.415 in 79 games. He entered Tuesday night a .309/.403/.463 hitter in Double-A, and his six homers in the Eastern League surpassed his total from the Florida State League in 42 fewer games played.
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