Buscher Excelling In The Eastern League

If you are a veteran of TwinCitiesDugout.com, then you know about the big two third baseman the Twins have in their farm system. There is former first round pick Matthew Moses, who has had his recent woes with the stick, and there is David Winfree, who has turned himself into a top prospect during the past two seasons. However, a third man is starting to make some noise at the hot corner.

Brian Buscher is in his first season with the Twins organization, and while many prospects before him have struggled in the Eastern League, this kid is making the prized league look very easy lately. Possessing a solid bat with some good power, Buscher is having one of the better Junes of any other player in the Twins system.

Through his first ten games, starting ten at the hot corner, and seven as a designated hitter, Buscher has smacked four home runs, and has driven in 11 runs. He has also showed a great batter's eye lately, drawing 13 walks while striking out only three times. He also has a tremendous .590 slugging percentage.

Overall, Buscher has stroked 22 hits, including two doubles, and has scored 13 times this month.

For the season, his .303 batting average is good for second in the system, behind only Rochester's Matt Tolbert, and he has led New Britain to an organizational best .273 team batting average. The lefty slugger has terrorized left-hander hurlers, batting a robust .364 against them.

He has batted in the middle of the order in every game, and had it not been for a .268 clip in May, he would be batting well in the mid-.300s.


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