In our The 21 article this morning, we named Kevin Newman as our Player of the Week, but mentioned that it could have easily gone either way between him and Jason Martin. Those two are in different leagues in the minors, so there wasn’t a need for MiLB to choose between them. Newman was named as the International League Player of the Week, while Martin won the Eastern League award.
Newman hit .500/.522/.773 in six games, collecting a total of ten hits over the final three games of the week. He hit his first home run on Saturday and picked up his 11th double of the season on Sunday. In 30 games with Indianapolis, he is hitting .309/.336/.423 in 123 at-bats.
Martin hit .474/.524/.685 in five games and connected on his fourth home run of the season on Sunday. Through 28 games with Altoona, he is hitting .346/.405/.606 in 104 at-bats.
You can read more about the recent week and season progress for both players in the article linked above.