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Florida International shortstop Garrett Wittels extends hitting streak to 50 games

May 27, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

Florida International sophomore Garrett Wittels extended his hitting streak to 50 games this afternoon, leaving him eight short of Robin Ventura’s record streak of 58 games for Oklahoma State in 1987.
Wittels has a hit in every game this year, but with FIU playing in the Sun Belt Conference tournament and one loss from their season being over his streak will likely have to continue in 2011.
Wittels has just two homers all season and 66 of his 86 hits have been singles, but the 6-foot-1 shortstop is batting .411 with a .460 on-base percentage and .536 slugging percentage.
FIU hasn’t produced many big leaguers, although they do have Mike Lowell in the majors right now.

  1. Jeremy - May 27, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    On this evidence alone does Wittels project as a top prospect? Because, while luck is obviously involved in any long hitting streak, the odds against anyone but a really good player hitting in so many games in a row are astronomical. So while even a lot of really good players never have such long hitting streaks, the few players who do have such long streaks are really good. Of course, I have no idea what the level of competition is in the Sun Belt Conference, but it can’t be too bad, can it?

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