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Captain of the Week (6/4-6/9): Jonah Advincula

The Lake County outfielder led the team in a slew of hitting categories against Beloit this past week.
June 10, 2024

EASTLAKE, OH – After each series this season, the Lake County Captains will spotlight a Captain of the Week, presented by Official League, showcasing a player and their strong performance over the previous week. For the week of June 4 through 9, Lake County is recognizing OF Jonah Advincula as

EASTLAKE, OH – After each series this season, the Lake County Captains will spotlight a Captain of the Week, presented by Official League, showcasing a player and their strong performance over the previous week.

For the week of June 4 through 9, Lake County is recognizing OF Jonah Advincula as its eighth 2024 Captain of the Week.

The 23-year-old performed well at the plate against the Beloit Sky Carp this past week. He led the Captains in: batting average (.417), RBI (six), on-base percentage (.563), slugging percentage (.917), and OPS (1.480). His slugging percentage and OPS both ranked third among all Midwest League players during this span, while his on-base percentage ranked seventh.

Three of Advincula’s five hits went for extra bases, as he was one of three Lake County players to hit a home run, and one of two to record a triple. He also tallied one of the Captains’ 13 doubles on the week.

Defensively, Advincula made one of Lake County’s premier plays of the season so far. This past Wednesday night, in the second game of the series, he made a leaping catch over the left field wall to rob a game-tying home run.

So far this year, Advincula is hitting .260 with 34 hits, five doubles, two triples (tied for team lead), two home runs, 23 RBI, 18 walks, and is a perfect 12-for-12 stealing bases, while compiling a .735 OPS and recording two sacrifice flies.

Advincula was drafted by the Cleveland Guardians in the eighth round of the 2023 MLB Draft out of Washington State. The left-handed hitter had a remarkable 2023 season with the Cougars, hitting .350 with 70 hits, 20 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 33 RBI, 24 stolen bases, and a 1.020 OPS in 51 games. He recorded the first 20 double-20 stolen base season in Washington State history, as his 24 steals were the most by a Cougar since 1996, and his 20 doubles were the most by a Cougar since 2006. Advincula was also named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12.

Before his time at Washington State, he played his first three collegiate seasons at Division III University of Redlands (CA). The Santa Clara, California native hit .382 with 108 hits, 13 doubles, 10 triples, nine home runs, 60 RBI, 46 stolen bases, and a 1.070 OPS in 72 games (70 starts). He was named to the 2022 ABCA Division III All-West Region First Team, D3baseball All-West Region First Team, and All-SCIAC First Team.

Upon being drafted by the Guardians, Advincula was assigned to the Arizona Complex League Guardians on August 7, 2023. He made an immediate impact at the professional level, hitting .250 with four hits, one double, two triples, four RBI, nine walks, three stolen bases, a .519 on-base percentage, a .563 slugging percentage, and a 1.082 OPS in six games. The outfielder also struck out just once in 27 plate appearances.

Advincula will look to continue his recent success this week, as the Midwest League East-leading Captains return home for a six-game series against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The series is set to begin on Tuesday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Classic Auto Group Park in Eastlake. All six games will be broadcast on both the Bally Live app and MiLB.TV, with social media coverage courtesy of @LCCaptains on both X and Instagram.

The Lake County Captains are the High-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, and have been a Class A Affiliate of Cleveland since the team was founded in 2003. To find out more information about the Captains or purchase tickets, visit CaptainsBaseball.com, or call (440) 975-8085.

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