Jeimer Candelario extends on-base streak to 30 games with another multi-hit performance
Cubs prospect Jeimer Candelario is not slowing down as he’s getting ready to be called back up to the majors. Candelario recorded two more hits on Thursday night. Candelario went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in the I-Cubs only run in an 8-1 loss to Omaha.
Jeimer Candelario keeps streaking through the PCL. Candelario has hit safely in 11 straight and has reached base in 30 straight games, the longest current streak in the Pacific Coast League. No matter the league or the level, reaching base safely in 30 games in a row is very impressive.
Not only is Candelario hitting and getting on-base, he continues to play excellent defense at third base.
Jeimer Candelario is not just recording one hit a game. Candelario’s hitting streak started on Aug. 13. Over the last two weeks, Candelario has seven multi-hit games with five extra base knocks (two doubles, a triple, two home runs). And he’s struck out only six times, three were in a single game on Aug. 15.
Over his last 22 games, Candelario is batting .349/.404/.523 with four doubles, a triple and three home runs for a .928 OPS. And in his last 86 at bats, Candelario has eight walks and 13 strikeouts.
Since he was optioned back to Iowa, Candelario has hit .311/.381/.480 with eight doubles, a triple and five home runs for a .861 OPS.
Jeimer Candelario is expected to be one of the position players called up when the Cubs’ roster expands on Sept. 1. Iowa’s last game of the season is Sept. 5. With the I-Cubs playing out the schedule, the Cubs should not wait before at least calling up the pitchers the front office, Joe Maddon and the coaching staff would like to have with the team over the final month of the regular season.
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