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Iowa’s Jake Fox turned in a spectacular April

May 4, 2009

The Iowa Cubs have one of the most prolific hitters in all of Minor League baseball in slugger Jake Fox. The Cub’s first baseman was hot as a fire cracker in April.  He leads the PCL in average (.420), home runs (12), RBIs (31),slugging percentage (.988), total bases (80), and runs scored (23).

No other player in the Iowa Cub’s organization hit more home runs in April in the last ten years. Only Julio Zuleta, who hit 14 in June of 2002, has ever hit more home runs in a single month for Iowa.

Fox is just six foot, 210; bats right handed. He doesn’t look at first to be one with anymore power than the next 6-foot player but he is compact in his upper body, and his left foot does come out a good 20-24 inches in front of home plate when he swings, allowing him to get on top of the ball earlier.

He is a lot of fun to watch and vastly improved from his 2008 season. He combined to bat .287 last year between the PCL and Double-A Tennessee.

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Jake Kox bats against the Sounds in Nashville, 4/25/09. He went 2-3, with a HR and 2 RBIs that night.

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