JJ Bleday working through early struggles in Single-A ball

JUPITER, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Mosley alum JJ Bleday is finding there is a difference between pitching in college ball and the Florida State League.

JJ Bleday chats with Marlins manager Don Mattingly hours after JJ signed his first pro contract.

All that part of the adjustment period he's going through in this, his first season of professional baseball. Bleday through 16 games with the Marlins Single-A team is hitting .186, 11 hits in 59 plate appearances. He has a home run and 9 RBI and has scored 6 runs. That through Tuesday.

These numbers should not shock anyone, even when it comes to a first-round pick, as everyone expects a bit of an adjustment period as players segue into professional baseball.

Bleday and the Hammerheads with 27 games remaining in this season, expect his numbers to improve steadily as he makes those adjustments.

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