Jayce Boyd was tearing up in Savannah to the tune of a .361 average. He was hitting so well that a handful of people jumped him to prospect status out of nowhere, and he was promoted alongside Kevin Plawecki and Bret Mitchell to St. Lucie recently. Boyd did not miss a beat, however, and continued to hit at a ridiculous rate, which is helping to solidfy his status as an actual prospect. For now, he stands as our MMN Player of the Week!
Boyd enjoyed a week where he batted .367, 11-for-30, with three doubles, a triple, and two home runs. He drove in eight runs, scored seven, and did not strike out the entire week — an impressive achivement. Boyd is the owner of a .366 average across two levels this season with 19 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, and only 35 strikeouts in 295 ABs. His strike zone recognition is going a long way to establish him as a professional hitter.
The first baseman was drafted in the sixth round of last year’s draft and is moving up fairly quickly. You can never have enough good hitters in an organization, so let’s hope he keeps it up!