Tribe's Benson finishes strong, earns award

No. 22 Indians prospect homers four times in season's final week

Will Benson was one of three Midwest League players with at least 20 homers and 10 steals this season. (Alicia Falorio)

By Sam Dykstra | September 4, 2018 3:38 PM ET

Indians No. 22 prospect Will Benson finished out a testing season with Lake County by hitting four homers in seven games en route to being named Midwest League Offensive Player of the Week.

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Semple's career day leads to weekly award

Yankees prospect fanned 10 over six frames in Charleston debut

Shawn Semple is 5-5 with a 2.95 ERA in 13 outings across three levels this season. (Ashley Marshall/MiLB.com)

By Danny Wild | September 4, 2018 3:37 PM ET

Yankees prospect Shawn struck out a career-best 10 and held Columbia to a pair of hits over six innings to win his South Atlantic League debut on Aug. 27. On Tuesday, the league announced Semple had been named its latest Pitcher of the Week.

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Braves' Toussaint takes home weekly award

Right-hander claims IL honor two weeks after making MLB debut

Touki Toussaint has struck out 28.7 percent of the Minor League batters he's faced this season. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 27, 2018 3:24 PM ET

Braves right-hander Touki Toussaint has been named International League Pitcher of the Week after dominating over seven innings last Thursday in his second start back with Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Astros' Tucker blasts off for weekly award

No. 8 overall prospect homered six times for Triple-A Fresno

Kyle Tucker ranks third in the Pacific Coast League with a .967 OPS over 94 games this season. (Jesus Sepulveda/Fresno Grizzlies)

By Sam Dykstra | August 27, 2018 3:24 PM ET

Astros No. 2 prospect Kyle Tucker went 14-for-25 (.560) with six homers and 13 RBIs over five games for Triple-A Fresno to capture Pacific Coast League Offensive Player of the Week honors.

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Reds' Garcia garners first weekly award

Cincinnati's No. 14 prospect hit .448 with two homers for Dayton

Jose Garcia has collected 28 extra-base hits in 114 games with Class A Dayton this season. (Paul R. Gierhart/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 20, 2018 3:40 PM ET

Reds prospect Jose Garcia continued to turn things around after a slow first half with Class A Dayton, picking up the Midwest League Offensive Player of the Week award for Aug. 13-19.

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Akin spins way to Pitcher of the Week award

Orioles No. 12 prospect picks up two more wins, 13 Ks for Bowie

A second-round pick in 2016, Keegan Akin leads the Eastern League in wins, strikeouts and ERA. (Joy R. Absalon/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | August 20, 2018 3:39 PM ET

Orioles No. 12 prospect Keegan Akin captured Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors after picking up two wins and striking out 13 batters over 12 2/3 innings.

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Vlad Jr. bashes his way to weekly award

Top overall prospect takes IL honor in second week on the circuit

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a .489 on-base percentage in 12 games since joining Triple-A Buffalo. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

By Danny Wild | August 13, 2018 3:32 PM ET

It took two weeks for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to earn his first International League award. Baseball's top prospect homered in four straight games to win Player of the Week with Triple-A Buffalo.

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Bucs' Baz leads Pitchers of the Week

No. 95 overall prospect posts two scoreless Appy League starts

Shane Baz has struck out 54 batters in 45 1/3 innings with Rookie-level Bristol this season. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 13, 2018 3:31 PM ET

Pirates prospect Shane Baz put together back-to-back scoreless innings and struck out 12 in 9 2/3 innings to take home Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week honors.

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Bobby Honeyman Receives NWL Player of the Week

Honeyman's Average Leads the League at .386

Bobby Honeyman was named the Northwest League Player of the Week for July 30-August 5, 2018 (Jason Grohoske)

By Jason Grohoske | August 6, 2018 6:15 PM ET

Everett, WA - Bobby Honeyman has been named the Northwest League Player of the Week for his performance for the week of July 30-August 5. Honeyman in his last 10 games is hitting .489 with 22 hits and 11 runs while only striking out three times.

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Braves' Anderson awarded for latest gem

Florida right-hander took no-no into eighth to capture FSL honor

Ian Anderson ranks second among qualified Class A Advanced pitchers with a 28.9 percent strikeout rate this season. (Greg Fencik)

By Sam Dykstra | August 6, 2018 3:21 PM ET

Braves right-hander Ian Anderson carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning last Wednesday for Class A Advanced Florida and has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week as a result.

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