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Canzler Swinging a Hot Bat

Russ Canzler (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

DAYTONA BEACH — Russ Canzler was drafted out of high school in a small town in Eastern Pennsylvania, but he's been doing big things recently at Class High-A Daytona, coming off an eight-game hitting streak and batting .341 in the month of July.

Canzler, 22, is batting .267 with five home runs, 15 doubles and 39 RBIs through 68 games this season, and is 12-for-34 over his last 10 contests. Since INF Blake Lalli was promoted to Class AA Tennessee earlier this month, the first baseman has gotten more playing time and at-bats. "I'm trying not to put too much pressure on myself," Canzler said. "It was tough when I wasn't playing everyday...

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