Each week over the course of the IMG Academy Wood Bat League season, the baseball staff will name both a Player of the Week and a Pitcher of the Week. Each week those players will be recognized on the IMG Academy Blog with detailed statistics over the past week. After the first week of play in the IMG Academy Wood Bat League, the Player and Pitcher of the Week are...
Player of the Week - Ray Filiberti (Hurricanes)
The first baseman and outfielder has been on an absolute tear in the opening week of Wood Bat League play. Consistently hitting in the heart of the order, Filiberti has not disappointed, helping lead to the Hurricanes to a 4-2 record. While undoubtedly playing well throughout the week, he found a groove on Saturday combining to go 5-7 with a double, triple and 7 RBI in a doubleheader against the Manatees. Here is a look at Filiberti's stats this week:
AVG - .556 SLUG% - .722 H - 10 2B - 1 3B - 1
RBI - 10 R - 4 SB - 1 OPS - 1.249
Pitcher of the Week - Dan Kennon (Conquistadors)
Of the 7 games so far for the Conquistadors, Kennon has gotten the ball in three of them in both starting and relief roles. In those 3 appearances, Kennon has gotten two wins and has dominated in doing so. In 9 innings pitched, Kennon has only allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs helping to achieve his 1.56 ERA. Part of the reason for Kennon's success has been his control. He has been throwing strikes early in the count and getting ahead of hitters with a first-pitch-strike-percentage of 67.5% which leads the league. Here is a look at Kennon's stats this week:
App - 3 W-L - 2-0 ERA - 1.56 SO - 4 H - 7 R - 2 WHIP - 1.00