Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Yasiel Balaguert Carolina League POW 071816 to 072416

Yasiel Balaguert of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 26, .423/.448/.731 with 5 2B, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. He had also earned the award for the week of May 16. This season the second base is hitting .244/.306/.383 with 13 HR, 69 RBI, 43 R, 4 SB in 100 games. Myrtle Beach is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago Cubs. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. Balaguert turned 23 on January 9th.

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