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Daric Barton: Hot Bat, Hot Corner

After getting off to a slow start in April, Oakland A's prospect Daric Barton has been swinging the bat extremely well, raising his batting average up to .293. Barton has been particularly hot in June. His hot streak has coincided with playing time at third base defensively. Although his defense at third is a work in progress, Barton is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team.

On Sunday, Sacramento River Cats' infielder Daric Barton went 2-4 with two RBI to extend his season-high hitting streak to 13 games. After struggling in April to the tune of a .221 BA, Barton has seen his offensive numbers steadily climb. He hit .273 with an 869 OPS in May and is batting a blistering .439 with a .500 OBP and a 1114 OPS in 57 June at-bats. For the season, Barton is batting .29...

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