FORMER HORNET TIM WHEELER NAMED TEXAS LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Former Sacramento State baseball standout Tim Wheeler was named the Double-A Texas League Offensive Player of the Week for May 2-8, the league announced on Monday.
Tim Wheeler earned Offensive League Player of the Week honors for the Texas League.
*photo used courtesy of MiLB.com
A first-round draft pick in 2009 by the Colorado Rockies and now playing for the Tulsa Drillers, Wheeler hit .524 with five doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs during the week. He drew six walks and struck out just twice.
An outfielder, Wheeler is hitting .313 with 31 runs, 30 RBIs and nine home runs in 115 at-bats this season. He is hitting .475 with runners on base and an amazing .593 with runners in scoring position.
Check out some highlights here of Wheeler in the Drillers' May 6 victory over the Arkansas Travelers.
Texas League Offensive Player of the Week MiLB Release
Tim Wheeler, Tulsa
.524/.643/1.190, 11-for-21, 5 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 10 RS, 6 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 2 CS
"Tim Wheeler, one of the Rockies' two first-round picks from the 2009 Draft, hit safely and scored a run in every game this week, and he collected at least one RBI in every game except for one. Wheeler got a hit in more than half of his trips to the plate, and he got on base one way or another nearly 65 percent of the time. He homered Tuesday and then doubled in three straight games -- smacking two two-baggers in Thursday's affair and also homering in Friday's. He homered again Saturday, marking his ninth longball of the season, and earned four RBIs and four runs scored. On Sunday, he doubled, singled and scored twice."
OTHER HORNETS IN THE MINORS
RHP Mitch Lively: Lively has a 3.38 ERA in 16 innings pitched over 13 relief appearances this season for the San Jose Giants of the High-Class A California League. He has 13 strikeouts compared to just six walks.
3B David Flores: Flores is hitting .189 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 95 at-bats this season for the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Double-A Texas League, the same as Wheeler.
1B Gabe Jacobo: Jacobo is recovering from a back injury suffered late in spring training with the Angels.