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…