Florida State League
Brandon Syzmanski, Sarasota
.435 (10-23), 7 R, 0 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 6 SO, 0 SB, .913 SLG
Nothing has been easy for Syzmanski since making his pro debut in 2004. After injuries derailed his progress for much of his first two seasons, the center fielder led the Minors in strikeouts last year with 191. This year looked to be much of the same, as Syzmanski was hitting a paltry .205 on May 19. However, his luck may be changing after an unexpected offensive explosion last week in which his average skyrocketed to .239. A two-run triple in the second inning and a two-run blast in the fourth, which helped Sarasota grab a 7-4 victory over Daytona Tuesday, highlighted one of his best weeks as a pro.