Triple-A rookie Keon Broxton has kicked his game into overdrive since the beginning of July. The outfielder quickly and efficiently checked off a handful of Tribe milestones en route to his current, team-high, 29-game on-base streak, and has raised his season’s batting average by 71 points during that tear.
Here’s a few notes on Broxton
O-B-P, YEAH YOU KNOW ME!
Keon Broxton went 2-for-5 Wednesday in Durham, extending his on-base streak to 29 straight games … It’s the longest active streak in the IL and trails only former Tribe MVP Matt Hague (37 games) as the league’s second-longest overall stretch of 2015 … No Tribe batter has reached safely in more than 25 straight games since at least the 2009 season.
A 29-29 SPLIT
Broxton has played in 58 Triple-A games with the Tribe … He hit just .175 thru his first 29 games prior to his on-base streak, and dating to June 3, is now hitting .311 (33×106) with 15 extra-base hits, 16 runs, 17 RBIs and a .403 OBP over 29 successive contests … Broxton is tied for fourth in the league in extra-base hits and ranks eighth in OBP during those last 29 games.
RUN, KEON, RUN!
Since making his Triple-A debut on May 29, Broxton has stolen 22 bases with just three caught stealing attempts … His 22 steals in 25 attempts lead the Indians and rank second in the International League to Micah Johnson, who has 23 steals and five times caught stealing during the same period … Broxton debuted by successfully swiping each of his first 10 Triple-A bags before he was finally cut down for the first time on July 5.