Satin Remains On Pace

Satin is a table setter in the Gnats lineup

SAVANNAH, GA - Second baseman Josh Satin has been a model of consistency throughout the season. Whether its at the top of the order or in the field, the Sand Gnats have relied on Satin's production and as the team enters the homestretch, he remains an important cog to an improving club.

As Savannah enters the last quarter of the 2009 season, Josh Satin, the Sand Gnats versatile infielder, has been one of the most consistent players on the squad both at the plate and in the field.

Satin is hitting .333 in his last ten games, tallying 12 hits, six of them being for extra bases, two home runs and seven RBI.

Opposed to some of the other players on the Gnats, Satin is far from being considered a flashy player. However, consistency has been his biggest asset and has led him to the top of the charts in most major offensive categories.

One of three Gnats selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star game, Satin is well balanced in the batters box, utilizing his contact and power to be a consistent asset for Savannah on a nightly basis.

"I think I'm getting more consistent and getting better overall but there is always room for improvement," Satin said.

"My swing feels good and I feel more confident about it every day and just want to continue to get at bats in and learn as much as I can to stay consistent and successful."

While most players thrive in their home stadiums, Satin is producing significantly better on the road this season, where he is batting .353 as opposed to .237 in the confines of Historic Grayson Stadium.

"I don't attribute much to that except for the fact that we have a big field [in Savannah]. There might a have been a few balls that are hits other places but were caught here, but I don't look too much into that," he said.

"Maybe there were some pitchers that had my number here that didn't on the road, but I don't think that it has anything to do with Savannah or playing at home or anything like that," he added.

Although he lacks speed and acceleration when it comes to base running, his ability to read pitches and carry the ball the other way has allowed Satin to a team leading 28 doubles to this point.

Earlier this season, Satin spoke about making adjustments to be able to play multiple positions. In a recent interview with the Gnats utility man, he spoke about how he feels more and more comfortable everyday playing any position manager Edgar Alfonzo may throw his way.

"I think it's definitely an advantage to be able to take on multiple roles because as you move up you never know what a team may need and if they need a guy to play third and I can only play second I might be out of luck."

"If I can play second, third, first and even outfield then I have a much better chance to move on."

Playing the majority of the season at second base, while spending a good amount at first, the 6-foot-2, 200 pounder spoke about still needing to work on his two most played positions in order to be the most well-rounded player he can possibly be.

"I still feel that I have a lot of work to do at second and feel like I have improved a lot at first, so I'm just trying to get as versatile as I can in order to give a team whatever they may need."

With consistent intangibles at the plate and the ability to fill multiple gaps in the field, Satin is one utility player in the organization to keep an eye on in the future as he wraps up his first season playing full season professional ball.

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