Refsnyder and Colon Win Weekly Awards

Trenton second baseman Robert Refsnyder (Dave Schofield) and Akron right-handed starter Joseph Colon (David Monseur)

By Bill Rosario / Eastern League | June 2, 2014 11:30 AM

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 May 26th through June 1st.

Trenton Thunder second baseman Robert Refsnyder has been selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of May 26th-June 1st. The 23-year old hit .500 (14-for-28) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, seven RBI, seven runs scored, two walks and a .964 slugging percentage in seven games for the Thunder last week. Refsnyder, who is a native of Laguna Hills, California, had at least one extra base hit in all seven games he played in last week and drove in or scored at least one run in six of those games, including hitting a home run and driving in four runs in a 12-2 win at Reading on Thursday morning. The 6'1", 205 lb. slugger led all Eastern League players in extra-base hits (9), doubles (4) and OPS (1.498) last week and tied for first in batting average (.500) and triples (2). He also finished ranked among the weekly leaders in hits (14-2nd), total bases (27-2nd), slugging percentage (.964-2nd), on-base percentage (.533-5th), RBI (7-tied 5th) and runs scored (7-tied 6th). Robert, who is hitting .320 with 16 doubles, five triples, five homers, 32 runs scored and 25 RBI in 54 games this season, was selected by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 2012 draft after winning the College World Series during his junior season at the University of Arizona.

Robert Refsnyder's Batting Line for the period of May 26-June 1, 2014

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
7
.500
28
14
6
2
1
7
7
0
2
.964


Robert Refsnyder's Batting Line for the 2014 Season

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
54
.320
203
65
16
5
5
25
32
5
13
.522

 

Joseph Colon, a right-handed starting pitcher for the Akron RubberDucks, has been selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of May 26th-June 1st. The 6'0", 167 lb. hurler started two games for the RubberDucks last week and had a record of 2-0 with eight strikeouts and a 1.20 ERA. Colon, who is a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, made his first start of the week on Monday afternoon against the visiting Reading Fightin Phils and pitched a three-hitter in Akron's 9-0 victory. He struck out four batters and walked one while throwing his first career complete game and first career shutout. In his second start of the week on Sunday afternoon Colon gave up two runs on five hits and struck out four batters over six innings of work to earn the win in a 6-3 victory over the visiting Harrisburg Senators. The 24-year old led all Eastern League pitchers in innings pitched (15.0) last week and tied for the lead in wins (2) and shutouts (1). He also finished ranked among the weekly leaders in WHIP (0.73-tied 4th), batting average against (.170-7th), ERA (1.20-9th) and strikeouts (8-tied 9th). Joseph, who has a record of 5-2 with a 2.37 ERA in 11 starts for the RubberDucks this season, was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 12th round of the 2009 draft out of Caguas, Puerto Rico.

Joseph Colon's Pitching Line for the period of May 26-June 1, 2014

G
W
L
SV
IP
H
R
ER
K
BB
ERA
2
2
0
0
15.0
8
2
2
8
3
1.20


Joseph Colon's Pitching Line for the 2014 Season

G
W
L
SV
IP
H
R
ER
K
BB
ERA
11
5
2
0
64.2
48
17
17
44
25
2.37

 

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