Bluefield's Reyes and DiCesare Receive POTW Honors

By Joshua Gupton / Appalachian League | July 8, 2019 1:19 PM

CHAPEL HILL, NC- The Appalachian League announced today that Minor League Baseball selected Bluefield Blue Jays outfielder Joseph Reyes as Player of the Week and Bluefield right-handed pitcher Jared DiCesare as Pitcher of the Week. Both awards recognize these players' performances for games during the week of July 1-7.

Reyes, 21, earned Player of the Week Honors following a dominant week. Reyes hit .368, had a 1.000 slugging percentage, homered 4 times over 5 games, recorded 10 RBI, and scored 7 runs. Reyes was signed by Toronto in 2017 out of All Hallows HS in New York City. He played last season with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.

DiCesare, 21, earned Pitcher of the Week Honors after an outstanding start on Saturday. DiCesare picthed 5 scoreless inning, giving up just 2 hits, no walks, and striking out 5. DiCesare was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 17th round of the 2019 draft out of George Mason University.

Other MiLB POTW Winners from the Appalachian League:

International League

Player: Jaylin Davis (Elizabethton 2016), Rochester (MIN) (.467/.500/.967, 8 G, 14-for-30, 3 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 2 BB, 6 K)

Pitcher: Lucas Sims (Danville 2012), Louisville (CIN) (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K)

California League

Pitcher: Ian McKinney (Johnson City 2014), Modesto (SEA) (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 2 GS, 13 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 HBP, 1 BB, 22 K)

Florida State League

Pitcher: Edwar Colina (Elizabethton 2017), Fort Myers (MIN) (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 8 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K)

Midwest League

Pitcher: Andrew Cabezas (Elizabethton 2018), Cedar Rapids (MIN) (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 9 IP, 1 SHO, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 HBP, 1 BB, 7 K)

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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