Gindl and Akin Win Weekly Awards

Richmond outfielder Caleb Gindl (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com) and Bowie left-handed starter Keegan Akin (Patrick Cavey/MiLB)

By Bill Rosario / Eastern League | August 20, 2018 12:00 PM

PORTLAND, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce the winners of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week Award for the period of August 13th through August 19th.

Richmond Flying Squirrels outfielder Caleb Gindl has been selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of August 13th-August 19th. The 29-year old batted .524 (11-for-21) with four doubles, one home run, six RBIs, two runs scored, three walks, and a .857 slugging percentage in six games last week. Gindl, who is a native of Pensacola, Florida, had at least one hit in all six games he played in last week and had multiple hits in four of those games, including going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored in Richmond's 8-5 win in the second game of a doubleheader at Bowie on Tuesday night. The 5'7", 210 lb. slugger led all Eastern League hitters in slugging percentage (.857) and OPS (1.440) last week and tied for the league lead in hits (11) and doubles (4). He also finished ranked among the weekly leaders in on-base percentage (.583-2nd), batting average (.524-tied 2nd), total bases (18-tied 2nd), and RBIs (6-tied 5th). Caleb, who is hitting .306 with 14 doubles, three homers, 24 RBIs, and 21 runs scored in 54 games with the Flying Squirrels this season, was signed by the San Francisco Giants as a free agent on July 16, 2017. He was originally selected by Milwaukee in the 5th round of the 2007 draft out of Pace High School in Florida and he also previously played in the Toronto organization.

Caleb Gindl's Batting Line for the period of August 13-August 19, 2018

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
6
.524
21
11
4
0
1
6
2
0
3
.857


Caleb Gindl's Batting Line for the 2018 Season

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
54
.306
170
52
14
0
3
24
21
0
17
.441

 

Keegan Akin, a left-handed starting pitcher for the Bowie Baysox, has been selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of August 13th-August 19th. The 6'0", 225 lb. hurler started a pair of games for the Baysox last week and had a record of 2-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 1.46 ERA. Akin, who is a native of Alma, Michigan, made his first start of the week on Tuesday in the opening game of a doubleheader against the visiting Richmond Flying Squirrels and earned the win in Bowie's 10-2 victory. He gave up two runs on four hits while striking out seven batters and walking two over 5.2 innings of work. Akin made his second start of the week on Sunday at Erie and fired 6.2 shutout innings in Bowie's 3-1 win. He scattered four hits while striking out six batters to improve his record to 14-6 on the season and lower his league-best ERA to 2.77. The 23-year old led all Eastern League pitchers in inning pitched (12.1) last week and tied for the league lead in wins (2). He also finished ranked among the weekly leaders in strikeouts (13-3rd). Keegan, who is currently rated by MLB.com as the 12th best prospect in the Baltimore organization, was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft out of Western Michigan University.

Keegan Akin's Pitching Line for the period of August 13-August 19, 2018

G
W
L
SV
IP
H
R
ER
K
BB
ERA
2
2
0
0
12.1
8
2
2
13
2
1.46


Keegan Akin's Pitching Line for the 2018 Season

G
W
L
SV
IP
H
R
ER
K
BB
ERA
23
14
6
0
130.0
98
42
40
135
56
2.77

 

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