Aleywine, playing for Division-II Tampa, is off to a 324/444/703 start in his first 37 at-bats, with 15 runs, 7 RBIs, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, and a 8/4 BB/K ratio. He leads the Spartans in runs, doubles, triples, and home runs so far. He was ATVL’s 15th best hitter in the Valley League in 2017. Tampa plays a doubleheader today against Calhoun.
Leatherwood, an Ole Miss signee playing for the Division-II JUCO Northwest Mississippi, has had an amazing first four games. He’s hitting 429/733/1.143 in 7 at-bats, with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run, and a silly 7/1 BB/K ratio. Hayden is Baseball America’s preseason JUCO Division-II Player of the Year.