Our original 42 all-time hitters developed by the Valley League bracket (boy, THAT’S a mouthful) is down to 16! That leaves us just about two weeks of matchups left.

Here’s a little breakdown:

In the Northwest bracket:

  • Mo Vaughn vs Brett Gardner
  • Erik Kratz vs Aubrey Huff


  • Steve Finley vs Yonder Alonso
  • Jon Jay vs John Kruk


  • Reggie Sanders vs Daniel Murphy
  • Jason Kipnis vs David Eckstein


  • Mike Lowell vs Gene Richards
  • Denny Walling vs Juan Pierre

By Valley League team?

  • The Harrisonburg Turks have six: Vaughn, Kratz, Finley, Eckstein, Richards, Pierre
  • The Waynesboro Generals have three: Kratz, Lowell, Walling
  • The New Market Rebels have two: Gardner and Kruk
  • The Staunton Braves have two: Huff and Jay
  • The Luray Wranglers have two: Alonso and Murphy
  • The Covington Lumberjacks have one: Kipnis
  • The Winchester Royals have one: Sanders
  • Front Royal, Haymarket/Aldie, and Woodstock did not have anyone advance this far. (Strasburg and Charlottesville don’t have any major league hitters yet. YET.)

I have a hunch about who will win- who do you think will emerge victorious?

The first matchup will be up in a few minutes…