Inland Empire outfielder Zach Borenstein narrowly missed hitting for the Triple Crown.
The Sixers standout finished with a California League-best batting average of .337. He also led the way in home runs (28), an unusual feat for a player whose home venue is the most notorious pitcher’s park in the 10-team league.
He ended up third in RBI with 95, 12 fewer than Andrew Aplin of Lancaster who played 16 more games.
He recorded career numbers in every offensive category except for doubles. (He had 22, three fewer than what he had last year). He made the midseason All-Star team and was named Cal League MVP just last week.
Borenstein, 23, was not ranked in the Angels organization’s Top 25 prospects by Baseball America but one would think he’ll be included in that next year.