04/19/2011 9:07 AM
In 2009 Sam Honeck was an all-star first baseman with the Brooklyn Cyclones after being tabbed in the 11th round of the MLB Draft out of Tulane University. He was one of the offensive leaders on the squad that went 45-30 and won the wild card. In 2010 however, Honeck’s season was cut short following a broken leg early in the season, but after appearing in only six games last year, he has shown no signs of rust to start the 2011 campaign.
As of April 18th, the native of Austin, TX is hitting a whopping .500 (21-42) through the first 11 games of the season. He also has eight doubles, nine extra base hits, 11 RBI and a whopping .762 slugging percentage and ranks among the league leaders in virtually every offensive category. The 6’2 first baseman has seven multi-hit games in his 11 starts and is of to such a hot start that if he went hitless in his next 28 at-bats he would still be batting .300.