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Kjeldgaard earns FSL honor for third consecutive week06/13/2011 4:19 PM ET
By Frank Longobardo / Brevard County Manatees
VIERA, Fla. -- The Florida State League announced on Monday that Brevard County Manatees outfielder Brock Kjeldgaard was named the league's player of the week for the period of June 6-June 12. It is the third week in a row that Kjeldgaard has earned the honor.
In six games last week, Kjeldgaard hit .400 (8-for-20) with one double, one triple, three home runs, nine RBI and six runs scored. He also stole two bases during the week.
Kjeldgaard, 25, had a .538 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage during those six games. The Edmonton, Alberta native also had two three-hit games during the week.
Heading into Monday's action, Kjeldgaard leads the Florida State League with 17 homers and is second in the league with a .593 slugging percentage.
In the month of June, he is hitting .400 (16-for-40) with seven homers, 14 RBI, with a .489 on-base percentage and a 1.025 slugging percentage. Kjeldgaard has also raised his batting average 65 points since May 24.
Kjeldgaard is two homers away from breaking the Manatees single-season mark of 18, set by Jose Santos in 2001.
He was drafted by the Brewers in the 34th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft as a pitcher.
He was converted to a position player beginning in 2008 and to date has hit 68 homers in his minor league career, including 34 with the Manatees.
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