Digging into Spencer Horwitz’s breakout season

Coming into the minor league season, the position players of the High-A Vancouver Canadians didn’t excite me in the slightest.

At the start of the MiLB season, the only position player on the Jays top 30 on the Vancouver roster was Will Robertson, and he was injured early in the season. Eventually, Tanner Morris joined him and later Orelvis Martin got the call. Yet, the standout player from the team never got the buzz he deserved.
Picked in the 24th round in the 2019 draft, the soon-to-be 24-year-old first baseman has had an impressive start to his professional career. While he didn’t look incredibly impressive in his first season, the 2021 season was his breakout.
A run for the record books
Let me take you back to August 10th. At this time, Horwtiz had a .235/.359/.692 slash line, which is rather unimpressive for a 24-year-old in High A. You could see the “non-prospect” title appearing on the horizon, but he basically said “Nope”. 
Starting with a hit on August 10th, Spencer Horwitz put together a record-breaking 27-game hit streak, the most ever in the Northwest League. By the way, this isn’t an on-base streak, this is him hitting the ball and …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

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