Perfect Game and Baseball America have recently released their Top Prospects lists for the Prospect League. And two Danville Dans made those lists.
Steinberg Makes Perfect Game Top Five Prospects
Logan Steinberg, a current sophomore at St. Mary's College in California, was named to the Perfect Game Top Five Prospects list. The infielder played in 41 games for the Dans, hitting .297 wiht five doubles and 20 RBIs. During a eight-game stretch the last of June / first of July, he went 14 for 34 (.412), with one walk and seven RBIs.
He was named to the Prospect League's West Division All-Star team.
Wivinis Earns Spot on Baseball America Top Ten List
Matt Wivinis is entering his senior season at Eastern Illinois University. He led the Dans in 2015 with a 7-3 record in 11 starts, including one complete game. In his 70 innings of work, he gave up just 17 earned runs, leading to a 2.18 ERA. He had 54 strikeouts (5th in the Prospect League) with just 13 walks, and a 1.06 WHIP.
At the beginning of the season, Danville Dans manager Eric Coleman gave his team a goal: lead the Prospect League in stolen bases for the second year in a row.
The Dans have gone out and done that, setting a record for the most stolen bases in a season. With four bases in Tuesday night’s game at Hannibal, the Dans have now pilfered 133 bases on the season. That breaks the previous high of 132 steals by the West Virginia Miners in the 2012 season.
They are 24 steals ahead of West Virginia for the league lead this year, with two games remaining in the regular season. The Dans led the league last season with 119 steals.
Leading the way for Danville are infielder Justin Bridgman (Univ of Nevada), who is second in the league with 27 swipes. Corbin Woods (Univ of Iowa) and Joey Fiske (St. Mary’s College of CA) have each added 16 steals.