Masyn Winn’s bat is heating up, and Sunday's season high in hits serves as the latest proof of that.
Batting second in the Redbirds lineup, Winn grounded an 0-1 high fastball by Marlins prospect Collin Lowe into right field for a single. Just three pitches later, Lars Nootbaar -- in his second game on rehab assignment -- sent him home with a 405-foot homer to right.
In the third, Winn led off with his sixth double of the year down the left-field line. Nootbaar again drove him in with a double to right.
The No. 2 Cardinals prospect drove a slider to deep left for a single off Lowe in the fourth, but he was stranded at third base.
And with Sean Reynolds, the No. 24 Marlins prospect, on the bump in the eighth, Winn beat out an infield single to third base for his fourth hit of the game.
Winn’s fielding – complete with an 80-grade arm at shortstop – has long been the focal point of his talent. However, his recent improvements at the plate have been noticeable. He currently ranks third in the International League in runs with 52 and stands fifth in hits with 74 in 66 games.
In April, the 21-year-old compiled a .223/.287/.321 slash line for Memphis. Since then, he's slashed .284/.349/.414.