Will Katin break the Sound’s all-time single season HR record this year?
Nashville Sound’s slugger Brendan Katin – who will appear in the All-Star Home Run Derby game tonight in Portland – is on track to break the all-time Nashville Sound’s single season home run record. The record is 34 homers in one season, shared by Balboni (1980) and Dayett (1981).
The last time a Sound’s player even hit 30+ home runs in one season was Craig Wilson in 2000, when he hit 33 HRs.
Brendan played in 106 games last year (2008) for Triple-A Nashville and smacked 19 home runs. He has a total of 88 career home runs so far, playing five seasons of professional minor league baseball.
For 2009, Katin has 19 homers through July 12th. The Sounds have played 90 games and Brandon has played in 80 of them (or 88% of the games).
There are 54 games remaining in the season. He’s averaging 3.875 ABs per game, and a home run every 16.3 ABs.
So, here’s what he is currently tracking for home runs in 2009.
54 more games | 209 ABs | 13 HRs
If he hit 13 more longballs he’d finish with 32 for the year.
What do you think?
Do you think Katin will break the team record of 34 home runs in a single season?
I do. I think he will finish with 36, unless he gets an early-September call-up to Milwaukee, which could cost him the record. Oh darn.
Here are some HR video highlights from Katin this year: