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Zach Reks is moving through the minor leagues

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Zach Reks continues to climb the minor league ladder after being promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The announcement was made early Tuesday via Twitter.

 

The former Wildcat outfielder has had no problem adjusting to life in the minor leagues. Through 21 career games, Reks owns a .323 batting average with 21 hits in 65 at bats. Combine that with 9 walks and you get a .429 on base percentage.

 

Reaching base safely is nothing new to Reks. The left-handed hitter posted a .352 average during his final season in Lexington, with 86 hits in 244 at bats. Reks also posted an eye popping .461 on base percentage, which included 42 walks through 65 games.

 

Like so many of his Wildcat teammates, Reks heard his name called in this summers MLB Draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the Kentucky outfielder on the second day of the draft with their 10th round selection. The Dodgers have to be pleased with the progress their young outfielder is making this summer.

 

Reks has made three stops since signing with the Dodgers back on June 15th. His first stop was Ogden, (UT), where he posted a .400 average through four games, which resulted in a promotion to the Great Lakes Loons. Reks recorded four hits through his first four games with the Loons, before an injury sent him to the 7-day DL. Eight days later Reks returned and he picked up where he left off. During the last ten games, Reks is hitting .355 with 11 hits, 6 walks, and 2 RBIs through 31 at bats.

 

The Dodgers drafted an on base machine when they selected Reks. He isn’t going to hit many out of the ballpark, but as far as making contact, he is one of the best. 19 of Reks 23 hits this summer have been singles. The man just gets on base and that will help him continue to carve his way to the Big Leagues.

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Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned a degree in elementary education. He currently resides in Middlesboro, Kentucky and is a credentialed media member at the University of Kentucky. Smith founded and published Go Big Blue Country in November 2016. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gbbcountry or reach him via email at gobigbluecountry@gmail.com

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