First baseman Christian Walker entered the final weekend of the regular season with an International League-leading 13 home runs since the All-Star break, with three in six games before Friday. He homered twice Thursday in a 6-2 loss to Gwinnett, raising his average to .260 on the season with 18 home runs and 74 RBIs.
Outfielder Quincy Latimore homered twice in his three games before Friday, bringing his team-leading total to 18 on the season with 59 RBIs. He had four homers in his 10 games before the weekend, and batted .270/.332/.499 going into Friday, good for the third-highest OPS among Baysox regulars. The Eastern League postseason All-Star is in his fifth season in the Eastern League, with four different organizations.
Outfielder Josh Hart and shortstop Adrian Marin will likely finish the season in the top 10 in the Carolina League in stolen bases. Hart, the team's supplemental first-round draft pick in 2013, entered Friday ranked fourth in the league with 29 steals in 42 attempts. Marin, a 2012 third-round pick, was 23-for-30 this year, placing him seventh in the league.
Left-hander Tanner Scott, who was a strikeout machine with 31 in 21 1/3 innings with Aberdeen before being promoted to the Shorebirds, has continued that in Delmarva. The 2014 sixth-round pick struck out 26 in his first 18 1/3 innings with the Shorebirds, though he's being hit a bit more. His ERA was 4.42 entering Friday.
Cuban right-hander Lazaro Leyva has been in the starting rotation for Aberdeen since early August, with the longer outings testing him a bit. He struck out over a batter per inning with a 1.96 ERA in 18 1/3 innings as a reliever, but sunk to a 4.00 ERA in his first six starts (18 innings). His WHIP has remained static, at 1.20 as a reliever and 1.28 as a starter.