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.
Players of the Week- Perez, Meloan
LA Dodgers Insider Top Stories
Dodgers' Tulsa Prospects: PitchersBarry Lewis of the Tulsa World News Company Reviews Three Key AA Tulsa Pitching Prospects.
LA Dodgers InsiderSunday at 3:14 PM
McCarthy VS. Anderson to CLINCH NL WestMcCarthy VS. Anderson to CLINCH NL West
LA Dodgers InsiderSunday at 10:42 AM
Kazmirs return for DodgersKazmirs return for Dodgers could be good outing
LA Dodgers InsiderFriday at 9:09 AM