Union College alum Marty Popham was named the high A Carolina League pitcher of the week, and Lexington Legends second baseman Jose Altuve was named the South Atlantic League player of the week for their performances June 7-13. Popham, a Louisville native, was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts for the Kinston Indians. Popham struck out 12 and walked just one in 13 innings.
Altuve, a SAL All-Star, was 7-19 (.368) with three home runs, seven RBI and seven runs scored on the week. Altuve also stole two bases and legged out a triple and a double. His week was highlighted by a four-hit, four-RBI performance on Saturday. (Read more)