Four Midwest League players were named to MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week for May 23-29.
Here is what MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo wrote about each of them:
Fort Wayne TinCaps C Austin Allen (.412 BA in 5 games)
“After a torrid April, Allen cooled off in May, but it looks like he might be heating up again just in time for June. After starting the week 0-for-7, Allen went 7-for-10 and drove in runs in each of his last three games for the week and currently leads the Midwest League with his .352 average.”
Lake County Captains SS Tyler Krieger (.444 BA in 7 games)
“Krieger was hurt and didn’t make his pro debut until this season, and he’s making up for lost time as a result. The Clemson product has a 10-game hitting streak going and had four multi-hit performances this past week. He’s now sixth in the Midwest League with his .331 average and eighth in OBP (.404).”
South Bend Cubs OF Eloy Jimenez (.407, 2 HR, 10 RBI in 7 games)
“Jimenez is only 19, but it looks like he’s figured some things out in the Midwest League. He has a 16-game hitting streak going, and this past week was more of the same, with three multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games as well. Jimenez leads the Midwest League in SLG and OPS.”
Kane County Cougars LHP Cody Reed (2-0, 1.26 ERA, 0 BB, 16 K, 0.77 WHIP)
“While he might be known as ‘the other’ Cody Reed, in deference to the more well-known prospect in the Reds organization, this Reed is quickly making a name for himself. He went seven innings or more in each of these two starts and he’s now third in the Midwest League in WHIP (0.88) and has a ridiculous 55/3 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 IP.”
You can read about the rest of the Prospect Team of the Week here.