Bryan Reynolds and Tucupita Marcano Win Player of the Week Awards

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds has been named as the National League Player of the Week for April 3 to April 9. 

Minor League Baseball has announced that Tucupita Marcano has been named as the International League Player of the Week.

Reynolds hit .480 over the past week, with nine runs, four doubles, a triple, four homers, 12 RBIs. For the 2023 season, he has a .405/.415/.919 slash line over 41 plate appearances.

Reynolds leads the National League with ten runs, five homers, 14 RBIs, 34 total bases, a .919 slugging percentage and a 1.334 OPS.

Marcano batted .526/.550/1.053 in 20 plate appearances over five games this past week. He has played seven games this season, posting a 1.446 OPS that ranks second in the International League.

The 23-year-old Marcano played 49 games for the Pirates last year, finishing with a .206/.256/.306 slash line in 177 plate appearances.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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