We’re digging into the farm system for today’s chart.
A 16th-round pick out of Nova Southeastern University (Division II), Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg is the Appalachian league’s leading hitter and the Danville Braves’ first baseman. He’s hitting .459/.500/.721 in 70 PAs, which is basically what I do in my video games.
Below is a chart of his OPS by level. RSF spent two years at Florida Atlantic before transferring to NSU this year. Before you get too excited about the numbers, realize that he’s a 21-year-old playing rookie ball, three levels below Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman, who are both 1 1/2 years younger than he is.
If he gets called up to Rome soon, I might have to drive down for a game just to see how they get his name on a uniform.