Hessman racking up home runs in Minors

Hessman racking up home runs in Minors

Hessman racking up home runs in Minors
HOUSTON -- Carlos Lee's 415 career professional home runs (353 in the Majors and 62 in the Minors) are the most by any player currently playing in the Astros' organization, but there is another player in the system putting up impressive home run totals.

Mike Hessman, a 34-year-old journeyman first baseman at Triple-A Oklahoma City, socked a pair of home runs on Sunday, giving him 346 in his Minor League career. In fact, Hessman has homered seven times in the past six games for the RedHawks, including a three-homer game last week against Iowa.

Hessman, who has 17 homers this season, has 6,007 Minor League at-bats on his resume. In all, Hessman has 360 career home runs in professional baseball. He has appeared in 109 Major League games with the Braves, Tigers and Mets, and has 14 homers in 223 at-bats.