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Getting Down To LeDarious Clark's Early Pro Success

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LeDarious Clark has torn up the NWL in the first half. LeDarious Clark has torn up the NWL in the first half.

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Texas Rangers' 2015 MLB Draft 12th round selection LeDarious Clark has opened many eyes in the Northwest League this season, none wider than his manager Tim Hulett's, as he played his way into a NWL All-Star nod and into MVP contention.

Clark, who played collegiately at the University of West Florida, and Hulett spoke with SWX's Sam Adams about the center fielder's success. Watch above.

The 5-foot-9 outfielder has a rare combination of speed and gap power that has led him to NWL in home runs (8) and runs (34) through the first 34 games. He's also batting .347 (3rd) with 16 stolen bases (4th) and 20 RBI (10th).

But maybe the most impressive stat is Clark's league leading 1.002 OPS thanks to his NWL best .609 slugging percentage. Clark's OPS may come with a short sample size, but to lead a league in possibly the most important stat in baseball in his first season as a pro is still an impressive feat.

You can watch Clark in action as he starts in the first-ever Northwest League-Pioneer League All-Star Game at Avista Stadium or live on SWX on Tuesday, Aug. 4. 

Full NWL All-Star Roster here: http://bit.ly/1U4ZYSr

Full PBL All-Star Roster here: http://bit.ly/1h4nMYD

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