US PRO PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Welcome to our another of our features that is designed as an additional enhancement to our updated statistical information about Australian players who fly our flag in the US Professional Leagues. Time permitting, we hope to track the performances of players for the previous week and to make our assessment for 'Flintoff & Dunn's US PRO PLAYER OF THE WEEK'.
Like everything we do, we certainly don't expect that everyone will agree with our assessments from week to week and we don't pretend to know every intimate event or situation that might affect a given player from time to time. Our assessment will be based purely on the statistics produced from the past week with no particular emphasis on at what level the performance has been achieved. In any case, we will be happy if this effort sparks interest and debate for Australia's baseball community and we will always be happy to hear what you think!

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'Flintoff & Dunn's PRO PLAYERS OF THE WEEK' - 26 APRIL 2017

Congratulations to this weeks selection of our F&D Pro Player(s) of the Week.

A few weeks into the 2017 professional baseball season it is time that we cranked up out Pro Player of the Week awards for the new season. There hasn't really been much to highlight for our Aussie pro players so far this season and it is very noticeable that the overall numer of Aussie pros is very much reduced this year. Although we would prefer not to make this negative suggestion, it seems very likely that we have been spoilt by what may well prove to be a "golden era" of signed Australian professional baseballers?

For our first awards of this season we are glad to acknowledge a couple of emerging young tyros who have started the season in fine style and they could both be on the verge of really climbing the ranks in coming seasons. Atlanta's tall left-hander JON KENNEDY pitched a couple of really strong relief outings this week while allowing just one run over five innings and striking out six for the 'Class A' Rome Braves. Joining him for a share of our top award is ZAC SHEPHERD who batted 7-18 (.389) for Detroit's 'High-A' Lakeland Flying Tigers, including two doubles and two home runs for a huge .833 slugging percentage.

This week an "Honourable Mention" will be given to Minnesota's TODD VAN STEENSEL who struck out four from his 2.1 scoreless innings with 'AA' Chattanooga.

'Flintoff & Dunn' selected these players for our award nominations this week:



 JON KENNEDY  ('A' - Rome Braves)
 
 2G   1-0, 1.80 ERA  5.0IP  3H  1ER  1BB  6K  --  Season  2-0, 0.82 ERA


 ZAC SHEPHERD  ('A+' - Lakeland Flying Tigers)
 
 5G  .389AVG  18AB  4R  7H  2D  2HR  8RBI  .833 SLG%  --  Season .283AVG

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

Todd VAN STEENSEL Twins - 'AA' Chattanooga Lookouts 1G  0-0, 0.00 ERA  2.1ip  3h  0er  0bb  4k