CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Jacksonville Suns outfielder/first baseman Brady Shoemaker has been named the Southern League Player of the Week for the week of April 3-13, announced by Minor League Baseball on Tuesday.
Shoemaker is the first Sun to receive a Southern League weekly honor this season, and his Player of the Week recognition came after going 9-for-15 at the plate with a home run, three doubles, a run batted in, plus seven walks facing his former team the Birmingham Barons over the weekend.
When the award was announced, Shoemaker entered yesterday's play with the league's top batting average (.429), on-base percentage (.568), and slugging percentage (.750).
Shoemaker missed all of last season recovering from a torn labrum, and was selected by the Miami Marlins from the Chicago White Sox in the Rule 5 Draft last December. Entering Tuesday's game, Shoemaker still has the league's best on-base percentage at .537, along with the second best batting average (.387), and slugging percentage (.677).
The Suns and Chattanooga Lookouts will continue their series Tuesday night with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET from AT&T Field. Jacksonville will start left-hander Andrew Heaney (1-0, 2.38) and he'll be countered by the righty Tyson Brummet (0-0, 0.00) for the Lookouts.
Suns fans can listen to Tuesday's game on the Suns Baseball Network, 94.1 WSOS-FM or through www.jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com or the Suns iPhone or Android app, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET for the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show.
The 2014 season of Suns baseball is presented by EverBank, the official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. Sponsorships, group outings, and season / individual game tickets are currently available by calling the Suns front office at (904) 358-2846.