Wooten leaves the Lake Monsters leading the team in most major offensive categories, including a .286 average with four homers and 38 RBI. He is currently tied for third in the New York-Penn League with 75 hits and is also second in games played with 67, having missed just two of Vermont's first 69 games. A 38th-round pick in the 2012 draft out of East Carolina University, Wooten also leads the team in doubles with 16 (tied for eighth-most in Lake Monsters history).
The Bees have a magic number of four to clinch a Midwest League playoff spot with five games remaining in their season that ends on Monday, September 3rd. In other playoff news, the Arizona League Athletics are the East Division champion after finishing with a 37-17 regular-season record. The Arizona League semifinals are scheduled for tonight with the championship game on Friday.
With the recent promotion of Drew Gagnier to Stockton in the California League and Austin House to Burlington, the Lake Monsters currently have just 23 players on the active roster.
Vermont plays its last road game of the season tonight at Lowell before beginning a six-game homestand at historic Centennial Field on Friday. The Lake Monsters will host the Stedler Division champion Tri-City ValleyCats over the weekend before ending the season with a three-game series with the Aberdeen Ironbirds Monday-Wednesday.