It’s been a brutal start to the season in Tacoma, with hitters slumping all over the place and most of the pitching staff not faring much better. There haven’t been many highlights to the season for the Rainiers so far, and a lot of guys will have to start getting things right before the team on a whole will be able to find success. Still, there’s been a handful of guys who are putting up good numbers early on, and now I give them to you.
Mike Carp, 1B/OF
Stat Line: .250/.341/.421, 19 H, 4 2B, 3 HR, 9 BB, 19 K’s
Carp was one of many Rainiers batters off to a horrifically brutal start to the 2011 season, but has turned it around strongly in the last week or so. Carp was one of Tacoma’s best hitters last year in a rather pleasantly surprising fashion, and it was hoped that he could help lead the team again while waiting for a chance to return to the major leagues. A slow start after a tepid spring training did not do much to engender confidence, however. Continue reading