Earlier today, James Marvel was named as our Player of the Week in our weekly recap of the top performers in the system. The Eastern League has recognized him for his two starts last week, naming him as their Pitcher of the Week. Marvel threw a complete game one-hit shutout on Saturday, after giving up one run over 4.2 innings on Monday. In his first start of the season, he pitched six shutout innings on one hit, with no walks and nine strikeouts. He ranks fourth in the Eastern League with 20 strikeouts, and second with an 0.71 WHIP.
Outfielder Chris Sharpe was almost named our Player of the Week, narrowly falling behind Marvel for the top spot. He hit .478/.556/.913 in 23 at-bats this past week, collecting five extra-base hits. He had five multi-hit games. That earned him Hitter of the Week honors in the Florida State League. Overall, Sharpe is hitting .265/.377/.469 in 15 games for Bradenton.
Mitch Keller was named as the International League Pitcher of the Week. He didn’t make our top performers article this week because we go from Sunday-Saturday now and his best performance of the season was yesterday. He threw six shutout innings, with eight strikeouts on Sunday. Keller gave up just one run over 5.1 innings on Tuesday, though that game saw him put 11 runners on base and he worked out of two bases loaded jams. He has a 2.70 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 20 innings, with 22 strikeouts.