Bourgeois and Escobar both get the call-up to Milwaukee
Three Nashville Sounds’s hitters have been the most consistent in 2009: Adam Heether, Alcides Escobar, and Jason Bourgeois. Escobar and Bourgeois got their big call-up today to the Milwaukee Brewers. Heether remains waiting.
I think just about anyone who has been watching the Sounds carefully this year expected Escobar to finally get his call. The 22 year old Venezuela-native has been solidly hitting around .290 all year, and his play at shortstop has placed him in the elite category of perhaps the best defensive shortstop in the minors. He came into the 2009 season being one of the highest ranked prospects for the Brewers.
When called up today he had “hit safely in 55 of his last 74 contests at a .317 clip (92-for-290), ranking 8th in the PCL in hits (128). Escobar also leads the Sounds in ranking 6th in the PCL in runs scored (76) and 2nd in the circuit in stolen bases (42),” according to the Sound’s web site.
Congratulations Alcides. You deserve it. Make the most of it.
Jason Bourgeois – a 27 year old native of Houston – also got the call to join the Big Leagues. Bourgeois played in three Major League games late last year and had just one hit in three at-bats. His solid and consistent play this year has hopefully earned him a permanent stay at the next level.
Jason has put up some impressive numbers for Nashville this year. He has arguably been the single most consistent hitter all year. He was batting .316 with two homers, had 41 RBIs, 36 stolen bases in 105 games for Nashville. He was leading the Sounds with 41 multi-hit games.
Congratulations on your promotion Jason. It could not have happened to a finer young man, with a great attitude.