Players of the week (8/21-8/27/16): Some new faces appear with a huge week



Top Pitcher: Amir Garrett – While the top prospect has seen issues with command at times this season, when he is hitting his spots, Garrett is dominant. In two starts this past week, Garrett worked 12.1 innings and walked seven hitters. Even with the command issues and a lot of hits (13), Garrett still allowed just five earned runs and struck out 11.

Top Hitter: Hernan Iribarren: While he has not been an everyday player all season, Iribarren made the most of his opportunity over the past week. Over that span, he hit .423 with a double. Over the week, Iribarren raised his season average to .326 with a .794 OPS in 94 games.



Top Pitcher: Alejandro Chacin – Over the past week, Chacin has appeared three times in relief with Pensacola and not allowed a run in any. He picked up saves in two of the games and the win in the other. In those appearances, he worked three innings, allowing just two hits while striking out five. Chacin has 26 saves this season and has posted a 1.88 ERA. He has struck out 67 in 57.1 innings.

Top Hitter: Brandon Dixon – Dixon is certainly a streaky hitter…and this past week was a good streak for sure. Over the week, Dixon went 11-for-26 at the plate with two doubles and a home run. Dixon also drove in six runs, while also scoring three more. For the season, Dixon is hitting .259 with a .741 OPS.



Top Pitcher: Ismael Guillon – While Guillon only had one start for the week, and it lasted five innings, he also struck out seven more hitters. He allowed four hits and a run in the start, but has been extremely strong of late. In his last four starts, Guillon has struck out 10 twice, nine, and seven. He also has a few strong relief appearances mixed in as well.

Top Hitter: Blake Trahan – Though 2016 has been an up and down campaign for Trahan, this past week was certainly the former. Trahan hit in the last five games that he played this past week. Over that span, he hit .523 with four extra base hits. Over the week, he had two games of two hits and also a three- and four-hit game.



Top Pitcher: Wendolyn Bautista – Any time a pitcher tosses a complete game shutout, it will be hard to top them for player of the week, and Bautista did just that earlier this week. In that start, on August 26, Bautista allowed just four hits and struck out seven. He also started on August 21 and went six innings, allowing four hits and two runs.

Top Hitter: Brantley Bell – In the past week, Bell did nothing but mash the ball. On August 20, Bell hit his first professional home run. However, during the past week, Bell had two-hit games in six on the seven games he played. For the week, he went 13-for-29 with six runs scored. For the season, Bell has hit .257 with just a .644 OPS.

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