.286 AVG .354 OBP 39 2B 10 HR 80 RBI 91 R
Gaynor's .192/.281/.282 line in the New York-Penn League in 2009 left a sour taste in his mouth, and helped motivate him to bust out in 2010. Playing the entire season with West Michigan this year, Gaynor was a steadying force in the ‘Caps lineup throughout the year. Though he was strong all season long, Gaynor exploded in July and August, hitting .336/.402/.514 and .319/.388/.478, respectively. He showed the raw power he has in his swing, while also working counts better and truly showing his increased comfort at the plate. After his struggles in 2009, Gaynor worked with Tigers instructors to re-incorporate a leg kick he had employed previously in his playing career, and the results were certainly positive. Gaynor finished the season tied for fifth in the league with 39 doubles, and also found his name on the leader board in the RBI category with 80 knocked in. As if all that wasn't enough, Gaynor finished second in the circuit with 91 runs scored, and he even tacked on 13 stolen bases. After a breakout performance like the one just completed, Gaynor will head to 2011 with lofty expectations for continued development, and given his work ethic, he might just reach them.
6-5 W-L 3.28 ERA 115.1 IP 102 K's 23 BB .238 BAA
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