- LocationCleveland, OH
- Squad Number6
Ward, a native of the Cleveland, OH area, has finished among the Prospect League’s top four hitters in each of the past two seasons, notching batting averages of .374 in 2015 and .343 in 2016. To date, he has appeared in 82 regular season Prospect League games with a career batting average of .358 (113-for-316) to go along with 60 runs scored and 29 extra base hits. Despite carrying a large 6-4, 225 lb frame, Ward has shown success on the basepaths by swiping 22 bases over the last two years for a successful stolen base percentage of .880.
The 2016 season was especially memorable for Ward as he finished second in the Prospect League’s home run derby at the league’s mid-season All-Star Game in Kokomo, IN. He then really turned it up a notch with the commencement of the 2016 postseason playoffs by leading all league postseason players in batting average with a .529 mark while also topping the league postseason offensive categories of hits, doubles, RBI, and stolen bases. These numbers posted by Ward played an integral part in the 2016 Prospect League Championship being captured by the West Virginia Miners.