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Hager Striving to Be the Best

Hager leads the Hot Rods in RBI.

After a slow start, Hot Rods shortstop Jake Hager has come on strong in the season's second half. The 19-year-old entered the season with high expectations and has shown steady improvement on the diamond all year. Currently leading the team in RBI, Hager credits his early season struggles with helping him get back to basics and has set the bar very high for himself as his career progresses.

Getting back to basics has been the key to success for Bowling Green's Jake Hager. The 19-year old shortstop was the youngest player in full-season baseball in the Rays organization entering the 2012 season, but despite his age, he has been the top run-producer for the Hot Rods this season. Hager is currently hitting .282/.341/.403 with seven home runs, 17 doubles and 64 RBI. Driving in runs...

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