Rome Brave's OF, Joseph Daris, tore up Sally ball last week. He went 12-26 with a 2B and 3 3B. He also plated 8 RBIs in the 8 game span (5/18-5/24) while touching home three times. He improved his SBs to 8 with 2 SBs coming in the 8 games.
Daris had his best game on 5/23 against the Savannah SandGnats where he went 2-3 with 4 RBIs. He knocked a single and a triple while walking once and stealing one base. He also touched home twice as well. Daris continued his hot streak the following day by going a perfect 4-4 with a double and a RBI. He now leads the entire league with 6 triples.
Since 5/18, Joseph has improved his slash from .244/.299/.367 to .293/.339/.448. In the Month of May, he has gone 24-74 with 7 extra base hits and 17 RBIs. His batting average in May is .324 with a OBP and SLG of .367 and .500, respectively. He is a great batter with runners in scoring position as he has gone 12-34 (.353) with a double, four triples, and 16 RBIs.
Daris was drafted by Atlanta in the 14th round (433rd overall) in the 2014 draft. A native of Oceanside, California, Daris graduated from El Camino High School where he later went to Azusa Pacific University.
Joseph played for both the Gulf Coast Braves and Danville Braves in 2014 with 51 games between the two. He started his professional career with a slash of .286/.355/.321 with 3 doubles and 11 stolen bases.
His speed is what really sets him apart from the rest. From a previous report from our own, Ian Morris, he clocked him from home to first base at 3.55 seconds. So 90 feet (30 yards), Daris ran 8.45 yards per second. To put this in retrospect, his estimated 40 yard time would be 4.7 seconds (roughly). The 3.55 seconds is probably from the point of contact to when he touched the base as well, so there is some delayed time for his momentum to get started after contact. Either way, Joseph Daris is a fast outfielder and sets him apart from most.
Joseph is currently second on the team in SBs, runs scored. He is first in triples and fourth in total hits on the current roster.