The former Greyhound started six of the team’s first seven games in centerfield, batting leadoff in five games and ninth in one. He is batting 7-for-22 for a .318 average, second highest on the team. He scored six runs, drove in one, walked three times, struck out six times, was hit by a pitch twice and had a sacrifice bunt in his first week. He has four stolen bases and has been picked off once.
Defensively, he has 22 putouts in centerfield, has thrown out one runner at third and has not made an error.
Gore, a 20th round pick in the 2011 draft, was slated to play left field for Burlington, but top draft pick Bubba Starling was injured running the bases in an exhibition game just before the season opener, so Gore was shifted to center.
Jones County’s other minor leaguer, catcher Tyler Roberts, has started only one of his team’s four games since the midseason all-star break, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
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