Greeneville Astros first baseman Roman Garcia has been named the Appalachian League Player of the Week by Milb.com for the week of August 7th-August 13th. Garcia hit three home runs in a two game span going 2-for-3 and 3-for-4 on August 9th and August 10th. With the help of Garcia's bat, the Astros took two out of three games against the first place Twins last week.
It's the first time a member of the Astros has been named as a player of the week this season, with it being the ninth time in club history this award has been received. Garcia joins the likeness of Jonathan Arauz and Miguelangel Sierra who received this award in 2016.
Garcia, originally out of Coronado, CA was drafted this year in the 19th round by the Astros. Garcia played college baseball at the University of San Diego where he hit .292 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI's. This season Garcia has appeared in 32 games hitting .261 for the year with 20 RBI's and he leads the team in home runs with six.
The Astros are the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. For more information, visit www.greenevilleastros.com or call (423) 638-0411.
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