Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Billy McKinney International League POW 072417 to 073017

Billy McKinney of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of July 24, 2017 through July 30, 2017. For the week he hit 11 for 25, .440/.500/.920 with 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. He had also earned the Eastern League award in week 10. This season the outfielder is hitting 35 for 102, .343/.385/.676 with 7 HR, 22 RBI, 20 R, 0 SB in 26 games at SWB and 58 for 232, .250/.339/.431 with 6 HR, 29 RBI, 34 R, 2 SB in 69 games at Double A Trenton. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is the Triple A team of the New York Yankees.  He was originally drafted by the Athletics with the 24th pick of the first round in 2013, was traded to the Cubs in 2014 and traded to the Yankees in 2016. McKinney will be 23 on August 23.

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