HARRISBURG, PA. - The Eastern League announced today that Harrisburg Senators outfielder Rhett Wiseman has been named the Eastern League Player of the week for the period of April 4th-April 14th. The 24-year old is the first Senators player to take home the weekly honors this season.
Wiseman is hitting .424 (14-for-33) with six home runs, three doubles, 13 RBIs, five walks, and seven runs scored while compiling a 1.061 slugging percentage through 10 games for the Senators this year.
The first-year Senator had at least one hit in seven straight games to start the 2019 season including a multi-home run game where he finished 2-for-3 with a pair of long balls at home against the Hartford Yard Goats on April 8th. During that span, he has recorded three multi-hit games including a season high three-hit performance against the Bowie Baysox on April 11th (3-for-4). He also had the game-winning RBI on April 6th with a sacrifice-fly to lift the Senators over Bowie, 6-5. The left-handed hitting outfielder has hit safely in nine of his first 10 games at the plate.
Playing in his fifth professional season, Rhett currently leads the Eastern League in home runs (6), extra-base hits (9), total bases (35), slugging percentage (1.061), and OPS (1.561). He is also ranked in the top-5 among the league leaders in a number of other offensive categories including batting average (.424-2nd), RBIs (13-2nd), on-base percentage (.500-tied 2nd), hits (14-tied 2nd), and runs scored (7-tied 4th).
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Rhett was selected by the Washington Nationals in the third round of the 2015 draft as a junior out of Vanderbilt University. While there, he played a huge role for the Commodores en route to their 2014 National Championship. During that run, he was named to the College World Series All-Tournament team after posting a .308 batting average with two doubles and two RBIs as a sophomore.
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