Brendan Rodgers was named player of the week for the High-A California League for the week of May 8-14. Fellow Lancaster JetHawks teammate Jesus Tinoco was named the pitcher of the week for the same period according to Jason Schwartz who is the JetHawks announcer.
The announcement of Rodgers award seemed like a formality after he spent the past week destroying opponents’ pitching. In his 28 plate appearances during the last week, the Rockies top prospect hit 0.560/0.571/1.080 for a 1.651 OPS. Of his 14 hits, eight of them were for extra bases including two home runs, a triple and five doubles.
Rodgers capped the week off with the best performance of the week yesterday when he went 4-4 and finished a double short of the cycle. He also got his only stolen base of the week when he stole home.
Jesus Tinoco’s development hit some snags last season, but he appears to have gotten back on track this year as his velocity has returned and he turned in a stellar outing on Thursday that single handedly won him the pitcher of the week award. Tinoco took a perfect game into the 7th inning before allowing a single hit that was the only blemish on his record for the week.