Frenzel's hot start in Brooklyn leads to next level in Savannah
Cole Frenzel is gaining frequent-flier miles.
Frenzel, who is Dickinson High School graduate and a seventh-round draft pick of the New York Mets in 2011, has made the move from Chatham County to Coney Island and now back Chatham County.
The first baseman opened up the 2012 minor league season with 22 at-bats with the Class A Savannah (Ga.) Sand Gnats before starting the Class A short-season with the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Cyclones.
From the start of the Cyclones' season Frenzel found a hot bat. He had a .342 batting average, four doubles, two triples, one home run and 13 RBIs in 19 games in New York-Penn League.
The Cyclones were in good fortunes thanks to Frenzel's solid plate performance and lead the New York-Penn League McNamara division.
Frenzel spent last summer in Coney Island with a .238 average, four doubles, one triple, one home run and 20 RBIs in 43 games.
Since he has joined the Class A Savannah Sand Gnats for the second time, Frenzel is 2-for-15 (.133 average), one home run and three RBIs in four games in South Atlantic League.
Despite the low batting average, Frenzel found a spark with the bat, launching his first home run with Sand Gnats during a 10-2 win against the Lakewood (N.J.) BlueClaws on Tuesday. Frenzel's home run was followed up with a solo blast by teammate Gilbert Gomez.
Frenzel and the Sand Gnats start a seven-game homestand today with the Rome (Ga.) Braves and then the Kannapolis (N.C.) Intimidators.
Before being drafted, Frenzel played two seasons with the University of Arizona Wildcats, who won the 2012 College Baseball World Series.