From the PA SportsTicker -
Mitchell Hilligoss, a New York Yankees farmhand playing at Charleston, South Carolina in the Class A South Atlantic League, extended his minor league season-high hitting streak to 27 straight games with two doubles on Monday at Columbus.
The 21-year-old leadoff hitter is 42-for-112 (.375) during the stretch with nine doubles, a triple and 11 RBI. He is batting .325 with 11 doubles, no homers and 17 RBI for the season.
Hilligoss, a converted shortstop who has made 13 errors in 40 games, finished 10th in the Class A New York-Penn League last season with a .292 average. The lefthanded hitter was MVP of the league All-Star Game on August 16.
Back in October 2006, I shared that “…Hilligoss’ forté is getting the barrel of the bat to the ball consistently, driving balls to the gaps and driving pitchers crazy with an advanced two-strike approach.”
It’s nice to see him keep it up. At this rate, his Bronx ETA should be 2010. If A-Rod does opt out after this season, maybe the Yankees only need a two-year patch at third before Mitch is ready? Boggs-Lite anyone?