Offensive Players of the Week

For the week ending June 24

(Danny Wild/

June 25, 2007 12:42 PM

International League
Mike Ryan, Indianapolis
.481 (13-27), 7 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 6 SO, 0 SB, .926 SLG
Ryan entered the week with an anemic .217 batting average, and ended it hitting a season-high .259. The 29-year-old outfielder has strung together five straight multi-hit games, and went yard on both Wednesday and Thursday before doubling twice against Toledo on Sunday.

Pacific Coast League
Brian Barden, Tucson
.652 (15-23), 7 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, 0 SB, 1.043 SLG
Barden's still-active eight-game hitting streak has raised his average 60 points to .293 on the season. Even more impressively, the third baseman drove in 11 runs this week, after mustering just six RBIs over his first 158 at-bats. The highlight of Barden's week came on Sunday, as the 26-year-old went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs against Tacoma.

Eastern League
Dan DeMent, Harrisburg
.571 (12-21), 6 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, 0 SB, .905 SLG
Dement has driven in at least one run in each of his past six games, and hit safely in his past nine. On Friday, the 28-year-old collected three hits and drove in a season-high five runs as the Senators defeated Binghamton, 9-0. Dement hit a pair of home runs this week, his first two dingers in the month of June.

Southern League
Evan Longoria, Montgomery
.429 (12-28), 7 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 4 SO, 0 SB, .714 SLG
After slumping over the final week of the season's first half, Longoria came alive at the start of the second. The third player selected in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Longoria currently leads the league in both home runs (17) and RBIs (57). On Tuesday, the 21-year-old's homer lifted the Biscuits to a 1-0 win over Mobile. He had three hits and three RBIs in Montgomery's 7-0 triumph over Mississippi on Sunday.

Texas League
Jarrett Hoffpauir, Springfield
.519 (14-27), 3 R, 4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, .778 SLG
Hoffpauir hit safely in all seven games he played to raise his average 32 points to .341, the second-highest mark in the league. The second baseman turned 24 years old on Monday, and celebrated by collecting a pair of hits. He bashed his fifth home run of the season a day later, and went 3-for-4 on both Thursday and Sunday.

California League
Brad Correll, Lancaster
.429 (6-14), 8 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 SB, 1.571 SLG
Correll started the month as a member of the Kansas City T-Bones of the independent Northern League. The Red Sox decided to take a chance on him, and in the early-going he's proved to be a worthwhile pick-up. On Saturday, the 26-year-old hit four homers and drove in eight runs as the JetHawks routed High Desert, 16-4. Correll's big day marked just the second time in California League history that a player went yard four times in one game. His Lancaster teammate Aaron Bates accomplished the feat last month.

Carolina League
Eric Campbell, Myrtle Beach
.550 (11-20), 5 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3 SB, .900 SLG
Campbell hit just .198 in the season's first half, but he's been on fire since play resumed in the Carolina League after the All-Star break. The 21-year-old native of Indiana has collected 11 hits over his past 20 at-bats, including a four-hit performance against Salem on Saturday. Campbell's best game of the week occurred one day later, however, as he homered twice and drove in four runs against Lynchburg.

Florida State League
Brian Burgamy, Clearwater
.450 (9-20), 6 R, 4 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 8 BB, 4 SO, 0 SB, .950 SLG
After hitting under .200 with Double-A Reading, Burgamy was demoted to Clearwater. He might not be there for long, however. The Oklahoma native collected nine hits and eight walks over his first six games with the Threshers, good for a .607 on-base percentage. Burgamy drove in three runs against Sarasota on Tuesday and has gone yard in each of the past two ballgames.

Midwest League
Juan Diaz, Wisconsin
.500 (7-14), 1 R, 4 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 SB, .786 SLG
Diaz started the season's second half on a hot streak, as the 18-year-old shortstop went 7-for-14 and knocked in five runs over a four-game set against the Swing of the Quad Cities. On Sunday, Diaz went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs as the Timber Rattlers eked out a 6-5 victory.

South Atlantic League
Matthew Fields, Columbus
.389 (7-18), 6 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1 SB, 1.000 SLG
Fields went 0-for-4 on Thursday to lower his average to .208, the lowest it had been since the third day of the season. He's been on fire since then, however. The 21-year-old first baseman has homered in each of the past three ballgames, and four of his past five. On Friday, Fields went 3-for-4 with a homer, double, four RBIs and four runs scored as the Catfish routed Savannah, 11-1.

Benjamin Hill is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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