Minor League Baseball announced their weekly Player of the Week winners on Monday afternoon. Two Pittsburgh Pirates picked up recognition, with Josh Palacios winning the Player of the Week for the International League, while Mike Jarvis won the same award for the South Atlantic League. Both players were part of our weekly look at the top performers in the system.
Palacios began the 2023 season with Altoona. He joined Indianapolis just over a week ago, when injuries created some openings at the level. He went 10-for-18 last week, with four doubles, three homers, 13 RBIs and six walks, leading to a 2.056 OPS in 24 plate appearances.
The 27-year-old Palacios is hitting .328/.414/.607 for the season over 15 games, while seeing time at all three outfield spots.
Jarvis had a .412 average and a 1.739 OPS over 18 plate appearances last week. He had seven hits, including a double, triple and four homers for Greensboro.
The 25-year-old infielder is hitting .279/.406/.672 over 17 games this year, with 20 runs, four doubles, six homers, 16 RBIs and he’s 8-for-8 in steals.
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