Usually batting second behind McElroy, the left-handed hitter has raised his average until it is hovering right at the .300 mark, currently .299. Since adjusting to the league and playing again everyday (.243 in April), Tilson's average since May 1 is .313. Having drawn 21 walks on the season gives him a season OBP of .343.
In the following exclusive interview, Tilson discusses his progress since returning to the field in the instructional league last fall.
This concludes the Peoria interview series, but a number of Memphis, Springfield and St. Louis subjects remain ahead.
Peoria pitcher Mike Mayers
Peoria-Palm Beach 3B Patrick Wisdom
Peoria pitching coach Jason Simontacchi
Peoria manager Dann Bilardello
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