Offensive Players of the Week

For the week ending July 15

Daniel Mayora's big week included a trip to the Eastern All-Star Game. (Danny Wild/

By Danny Wild / | July 16, 2012 4:56 PM ET

International League
Fred Lewis, Buffalo

(.375/.474/.938, 4 G, 6-for-16, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 SB)
Lewis had hits in seven of eight games during Buffalo's roadtrip against Syracuse, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Pawtucket, but it was his two-homer effort against the Red Sox on July 13 that helped him earn league honors. The Major League veteran is batting .295 and is 18-of-22 in stolen base attempts this season with the Bisons, his first campaign with the Mets.

Pacific Coast League
Michael Taylor, Sacramento

(.538/.667/1.077, 4 G, 7-for-13, 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 4 BB, 1 K)
Taylor fell a triple shy of the cycle on July 6 at Fresno and has gone deep four times in his last nine games with Sacramento. The right-handed outfielder, who was also International League Player of the Week in 2009, homered and drove in three runs on consecutive nights to end the week against Las Vegas. The Triple-A All-Star break failed to break up his 10-game hitting streak, and he's now batting .370 in July after finishing June with a .301 clip.

Eastern League
Daniel Mayora, Richmond

(.733/.778/1.200, 5 G, 11-for-15, 4 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB)
Mayora, who went hitless in the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 11, was a big producer otherwise -- he reached base and either scored or knocked home a run in all five games he played in last week, three of which were multi-hit efforts. He went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in a 12-3 win at Harrisburg on July 12 and added a four-hit performance in Richmond's 5-4 win at Harrisburg on July 14. The 26-year old led all Eastern League players in batting average (.733), extra-base hits (five), doubles (four), total bases (18) and on-base percentage (.778) last week.

Southern League
Joseph Dunigan, Jackson

(.357/.412/1.071, 4 G, 5-for-14, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 SB)
Dunigan, who won the weekly honor on June 18 as well, had five hits in four games last week, including a pair of solo homers on July 15 against Tennessee. The Southern League All-Star is hitting .275 and leads the league with 18 homers this season. Beyond the power, the outfielder is also 14-of-19 in stolen-base attempts.

Texas League
Michael Choice, Midland

(.550/.600/1.050, 5 G, 11-for-20, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 3 BB, 3 K)
Choice homered on consecutive days July 13-14 to highlight a five game stretch in which he drove in 10 runs and scored seven more for the A's Double-A club. Oakland's first-round pick in 2010 has 14 RBIs in his last 10 games and has driven home runners in six straight. He also reeled off a stretch of five straight mulit-hit performances last week in between a trip to the Futures Game in Kansas City.

California League
Kyle Parker, Modesto

(.565/.643/.826, 6 G, 13-fo-23, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 BB, 4 K)
Parker's path to the Rockies via Clemson's football field is well known, and after a huge rookie campaign last year, he's again pumping out great stats. The Rockies' first-round pick went 5-for-5 on July 14, helping him accumulate 13 hits in six games for Class A Advanced Modesto. He went deep a day later, finishing 3-for-4 and giving him hits in six straight games.

Carolina League
Ty Kelly, Frederick

(.467/.619/1.067, 5 G, 7-for-15, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 6 BB, 2 K, 1 SB)
The Frederick third baseman was a Carolina League All-Star this season and is batting .346 in 76 games with the Keys. His numbers over his past 10 games are even better -- he's hitting .486 since July 4 with 17 hits and 13 RBIs. This week's award recognizes his efforts in his last five games, though, and in that span, he went deep three times, scored five runs and swiped a base.

Florida State League
Ramon Flores, Tampa

(.412/.412/.882, 5 G, 7-for-17, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 H, 4 RBI, 3 , 5 K, 1 SB, 1 CS)
The Yankees outfielder had a pair of three-hit games last week, falling a hit shy of the cycle in each. The left-handed Flores is batting .351 in his last games, and that includes a hitless effort on July 14. He's hitting .360 in July after batting .340 in June for Tampa in his second stint in the Florida State League.

Midwest League
Javier Baez, Peoria

(.478/.500/1.130, 6 G, 11-for-23, 2 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 SB, 2 CS)
Baez, the Cubs' top shortstop prospect, missed all of April but has come on strong since joining Peoria, hitting .331 in his first 41 games in the Midwest League. He had four homers in June and added four more in his last nine games, three of those coming last week. He's hitting .474 since July 6, but hasn't drawn a walk all month.

South Atlantic League
Robby Hefflinger, Rome

(.600/.652/.850, 6 G, 12-for-20, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 SB, 1 CS)
Hefflinger struggled in the Carolina League, but is hitting .295 since joining Rome. He went 12-for-20 last week, including a 4-for-5 night on July 10 in which he plated four runs and fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Atlanta's seventh-rounder from 2009 is batting .438 over his last 10 games and .422 in 14 games this month.

New York-Penn League
Matt Snyder, Staten Island

(.563/.588/1.188, 4 G, 9-for-16, 4 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K)
The Mississippi product is batting .526 in his last 10 games, winning weekly honors after plating eight runs in four games for the Yankees. Snyder has hits in nine of his last 10 starts, with July being a totally different story than his first month in the Minors -- he hit .029 in 11 games in June, but is hitting .525 in 11 games in July. "I honestly don't know what my average is," told the Staten Island Advance. "The biggest thing for me is not to change my approach. Even though I wasn't getting hits, I felt almost every trip was a quality at-bat."

Northwest League
Trey Martin, Boise

(.545/.565/.909, 6 G, 12-for-22, 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 SB, 1 CS)
The Cubs prospect homered, tripled and plated four runs on July 14 against Vancouver, helping him accumulate seven RBIs in six games for Boise. He's hit safely in each of his last six games, stolen two bases and raised his overall average in the league to .291. In 13 July games, the center fielder is hitting .304.

Appalachian League
Jorge Polanco, Elizabethton
(.438/.500/.750, 4 G, 7-for-16, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB, 4 K)
The Twins shortstop had seven hits in four games, including doubles in three of them, for Elizabethton last week. A switch-hitter getting his first taste of the Appy League, Polanco has 20 hits in 19 games overall and has scored 17 runs in 71 at-bats.

Pioneer League
Jeremy Rathjen, Ogden
(.481/.500/.815, 6 G, 13-for-27, 3 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 3 SB, 1 CS)
A Houston native and Rice product, Rathjen is crushing the ball in the Pioneer League, hitting .330 in his first 23 Minor League games. Last week, the right-handed outfielder knocked home eight runs and stole three bases, collecting 13 hits for the Dodgers' Rookie-level affiliate. All six of his games were multi-hit performances, and his 3-for-5 effort on July 5 capped a week that helped raise his average to .364 in July.

Danny Wild is an editor for This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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