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Stone Garrett Southern League Player of the Week

Garrett hit .571 in 5-1 week for Jumbo Shrimp
(John Chiovaro)
July 22, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp outfielder Stone Garrett has been named the Southern League Player of the Week for July 15-21, announced by the league office on Monday morning.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp outfielder Stone Garrett has been named the Southern League Player of the Week for July 15-21, announced by the league office on Monday morning.

Over the past week, Garrett in five games hit .571 (12-for-21) with two home runs, eight runs batted in, seven runs scored, a double, and stole two bases. His hitting helped the Jumbo Shrimp go 5-1 over the past week, including a sweep of the Chattanooga Lookouts in a four-game series at AT&T Field.

Garrett led the league this past week in slugging percentage (.905), on-base plus slugging percentage (1.514), and hits (12). Garrett's .571 average was tied for first in the league over the past week with Mississippi's William Contreras. Garrett was also second in the league in on-base percentage (.609), tied for second in RBI (8), and tied for second in total bases (19).
 

Garrett also made national headlines on Tuesday July 16 when his catch over the left field wall at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville robbed Mississippi's Greyson Jenista of a two-run home run. The play was selected as the No. 1 Top Play by ESPN SportsCenter and has received over 6,000 views on the @JaxShrimp Twitter account.

Garrett's best performance this week was on Friday July 19 at Chattanooga. Garrett set a career-high with five hits and four runs scored in Friday's 15-3 pummeling of Chattanooga. He also launched his team-best eighth home run and collected four RBIs Friday before homering for the second straight game on Saturday. Over the last eight games, Garrett is 17-for-32 at the plate, slashing .531/.545/.813 with three doubles, two homers, eight RBIs and two stolen bases.

Garrett overall this season is hitting .241 with nine home runs and 42 RBI in 85 games played for the Jumbo Shrimp. This is the first weekly Southern League honor of his career. Garrett, 23, is a native of Sugar Land Texas, and was originally selected by the Marlins in the eighth round of the 2014 draft out of George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas.

Garrett is the first Jumbo Shrimp player to receive Player of the Week honors, while former Jacksonville right-handed pitcher Robert Dugger was selected as the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 13-19.

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp open up a 10-game homestand by starting a five-game series against the Biloxi Shuckers in Monday's 7:05 p.m. contest. On Breakfast in Bed Night, the Jumbo Shrimp will have breakfast favorites like bacon, sausage, waffles, cheese omelets and orange juice at the All-American Jax Concession Stand, Shrimp and Grits at the Southern Fried Concession Stand and mimosas at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace and WheelHouse Lounge. Two lucky fans will also get to watch the game from a bed while eating breakfast for dinner. VyStar Credit Union members receive a buy-one, get-one ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office. A VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home means Mission House will be raising funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.