After Slow Start, C Chance Sisco Has it Going With The Bat

Some Baltimore Orioles fans began to worry about top prospect Chance Sisco after a fairly slow start to the season with the AAA Norfolk Tides, but the catcher has turned things around and has it going with the bat.

Sisco at last season's AA All-Star Game
Photo: Patrick Cavey

Sisco, 22, is considered by most, including us here at Baby Birdland, as the top prospect in the entire Orioles' system. He has done nothing but hit and get on base since being drafted in the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft and has drastically improved his defense behind the plate.

Heading into this season, Sisco had never really struggled at the plate, but he got off to a slow start in his first full season at the AAA level.

After his first 19 games this season, Sisco was hitting just .230 with no homers, seven doubles, 11 RBI and six runs scored. Not horrific numbers by any means, but certainly not of the caliber we had become accustomed to seeing from him.

Some fans began to think the worst, but you just had to give him a little time.

Sisco has played 36 games since then and all he has done over that stretch is hit .310 with three home runs, six doubles, 12 RBI and has scored 22 runs. In addition, he has also posted a .384 OBP over that stretch while drawing 13 walks.

Even more recently, over 14 games in June, Sisco is hitting .400 with a .483 OBP and a .983 OPS. Needless to say, he's on fire and his bat has come around.

Now overall, Sisco's season numbers look very good for a 22-year old playing at the AAA level. Over 54 games this season, Sisco is hitting .284 with three home runs, 13 doubles, 23 RBI and 28 runs scored. He also owns a .363 OBP and has drawn 20 walks.

Some may have been worried earlier this season, but Sisco's bat has returned to normal and he is once again hitting like the top prospect that he is.


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