NEW BRITAIN - The Bees are still looking to get above the .500 mark as a team, but they have also been the beneficiary of some notable individual performances so far this season, both at the plate and on the mound.
Here are some Bees players that find themselves near the top of the Atlantic League in some important statistical categories:
Jonathan Galvez, 3B
Galvez has emerged as one of the most feared hitters in the league in the early parts of this season, boasting a .630 slugging percentage in 46 at-bats, a mark that ranks behind only Henry Castillo of the York Revolution. Galvez’s impressive slugging percentage has been aided by a pair of home runs and seven doubles, the latter being tied for fourth-best in the league.
Cory Riordan, SP
In his first season with the Bees, Riordan has wasted no time settling in as a potent member of the team’s starting rotation. In three starts this season, Riordan’s 1.69 ERA is fourth-best in the Atlantic League, as is his 0.94 WHIP. It will be hard to maintain a rate of less than one walk and/or hit per inning, but so far, Riordan has been awfully impressive, despite a low strikeout rate.
Bijon Rademacher, OF
Rademacher is still looking to hit his stride at the plate and boost his .663 OPS, but even through a relatively slow start, the right fielder has been able to get on base, drawing 10 walks, with is tied for the fourth-most in the league. Rademacher currently holds a .346 OBP despite a lowly .195 batting average, so if he can start making quality contact at the same efficiency has his batting eye, he could become a dangerous package like his teammate in Galvez.