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Kruml Becoming The Catalyst

Kruml has an eight-game hit streak going

A lead-off hitter is one of the most important hitters in the lineup. They set the tone for the game by giving the middle of the order a chance to drive in runs and a good one can really make an impact on a team. Ray Kruml has fast become the reason the Staten Island Yankees have clicked on offense this year.

Batting in the number-one spot in the order he has all the tools that make him a prototypical lead-off batter. He's got exceptional speed, a patient bat, and is aggressive on the bases. Drafted in the eleventh round of this years draft, it is very obvious that speed is this 22-year-old's biggest tool and he tries to take advantage of it as much as possible. In his senior year at the...

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