Kris Bryant named Southern League Hitter of the Week


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Chicago Cubs’ No. 2 pick in last year’s draft Kris Bryant, was named the Southern League Hitter of the Week, marking the second time this season the Cubs’ Double-A prospect has earned the accolade.

It is the second straight week a Cubs prospect has took the honor, as Javier Baez earned Triple-A honors for the Iowa Cubs.

Between May 26 and June 1, Bryant batted .478 (11-for-23) with five home runs and seven RBIs over a seven-game spans. Bryant led all minor-leaguers in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS in that frame. He has 10 walks and 11 stikeouts over his last 10 games.

The 22-year-old leads the Southern League in all three Triple Crown cateogries: batting average (.348), home runs (18), and RBIs (49) in his first season in the Southern League. He also leads in runs, hits, total bases, and extra-base hits.

He hit .407/.492/.806/1.298 in 29 games in May with seven doubles, 12 home runs, 17 walks, and 32 strikeouts in 108 at-bats.

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