Maverick's 1st baseman and right fielder Jordy Lara has been named the California League player of the week for the week played from April 21-27. He batted an impressive .417, while reaching the base paths .516 of the time, and had a slugging percentage of .792. In the seven games that week, he went 10-for-24 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 7 R, 6 BB, and 2 K's.
Lara, a Dominican Republic native, was signed as a non-draft free agent in 2008. Last year he came up to the Desert for 15 games and held a batting average of .311.