Cubs prospect Yasiel Balaguert named Carolina League Player of the Week
For the second straight week and the third time this season, a Cubs’ prospect is the top position player in the Carolina League. 1B Yasiel Balaguert was named Monday the Carolina League Player of the Week (May 16-22).
Yasiel Balaguert, 23, joins 2B/OF Ian Happ (April 18-24) and INF Jason Vosler (May 9-15) as the third Myrtle Beach Pelican to win the weekly honor this season.
Balaguert had at least one hit in five of the seven games this past week. Balaguert hit .308/.333/.615 with two doubles and two home runs. Balaguert drove in eight runs, four coming with one swing of the bat. Balaguert crushed a Grand Slam in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Winston-Salem.
Yasiel Balaguert is hitting .262/.292/.411 in 42 games with four doubles and seven home runs for a .703 OPS. Balaguert is tied for third in the Carolina League in home runs (7) and second in RBI (35).
Cubs Minor League Players of the Week – 2016
- OF Bijan Rademacher – Southern League (April 7-17)
- INF Chesny Young – Southern League (April 18-24)
- RHP Paul Blackburn – Southern League (April 18-24)
- 2B Ian Happ – Carolina League (April 18-24)
- 1B Dan Vogelbach – Pacific Coast League (May 9-15)
- INF Jason Vosler – Carolina League (May 9-15)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (May 16-22)
Yasiel Balaguert Photo – Larry Kave – Myrtle Beach Pelicans