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Reading's Rhys Hoskins was named the Eastern League Player of the Week after a torrid week at the plate

While Dylan Cozens is garnering much of the attention at the plate for Reading with his power display this season, it's not easy to forget Rhys Hoskins. The Fightins' first baseman was named the Eastern League Player of the Week.

Rhys Hoskins is slowly putting together one of those seasons that quickly gets you noticed by the front office. His latest endeavor was being named the Eastern League Player of the Week for his offensive display from May 6-12.

In the seven games he played during the week, Hoskins put together an impressive offensive display, hitting .467 (14-for-30) with a .967 slugging percentage. Hoskins also scored six runs, drove in ten, collecting three doubles and four home runs, while hitting in safely in six of the seven games. In five of those games, he had multiple hits. On Sunday, he took an 0-for-4 against Altoona, snapping a nine-game hitting streak, during which he was hitting .461 (18-for-39).

Among all Eastern League players last week, Hoskins was the leader in hits (14), total bases (29), RBIs (10), slugging percentage (.967) and OPS (1.482) last week and tied for the lead in home runs (4). He also finished ranked among the weekly leaders in extra-base hits (7-2nd), batting average (.467-3rd), on-base percentage (.515-4th), runs scored (6-tied 4th) and doubles (3-tied 7th).

On the season, the 23-year old Hoskins currently ranks second in the league in homers (16) and third in RBI (46) while batting .278 in 59 games for the Fightins this season.

Rhys Hoskins career stats

YearTmGABRH2B3BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLG
2014 Williamsport 70 245 30 58 15 0 9 40 3 21 54 .237 .311 .408
2015 2 Teams 135 498 86 159 36 6 17 90 4 55 99 .319 .395 .518
2015 Lakewood 68 255 39 82 17 4 9 51 2 26 50 .322 .397 .525
2015 Clearwater 67 243 47 77 19 2 8 39 2 29 49 .317 .394 .510
2015 Sydney 42 164 30 53 15 0 8 38 4 15 28 .323 .398 .561
2016 Reading 59 234 41 65 13 0 16 46 0 19 67 .278 .338 .538
Minors (3 seasons) 264 977 157 282 64 6 42 176 7 95 220 .289 .361 .495
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/13/2016.


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