Players of the Week- Perez, Meloan

Each week LAdugout.com salutes a player and pitcher from the Dodger organization for outstanding accomplishments over the past seven days. Players are currently being chosen from those with Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Inland Empire and Great Lakes.

Player Eduardo Perez, 1b, Great Lakes.- As the weather finally warmed up in the Midwest League cities so did the bats of the Great Lakes Loons which had been on something of a hibernation period in the early days of the season. Many have gotten hot but nobody more so than Perez.

The batting champion of the Gulf Coast League in 2005, he slumped last year while splitting time between Columbus and Ogden. He's gotten his swing grooved again and is producing in style.

Last week he was 13-for-29 including three doubles and a home run. His average has climbed to .321 and he has six home runs plus 30 runs batted in.

Pitcher Jon Meloan, rhp, Jacksonville- Made into a closer this season, Meloan has been most consistent in that role for the Suns. This past week he was called on four times. In those appearances, he worked six innings without giving up a single hit or allowing a run. He struck out seven batters and didn't walk anybody. In other words, he was perfect as he gained three saves. For the season, he's 5-2 with a 2.32 ERA.

He's recorded 10 saves, has held batters to a .144 mark and has struck out 44 in 31 innings.

LA Dodgers Insider Top Stories