Kane County Cougars LHP Cody Reed and West Michigan Whitecaps first baseman Blaise Salter respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of April 24-30.
Reed made one start last week, and it was a great one. He earned his first win of the season after striking out 11 and walking only one batter in six hitless innings against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Wednesday. The Arizona Diamondbacks prospect is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA, 27 strikeouts and six walks in 20 innings (four starts) this season.
In his last seven games, Salter batted .407 (11-for-27) with two home runs, three doubles and eight runs batted in. He was particularly hot in the three games he played on April 25-27, going 3-for-5 in the first game, 3-for-5 with 4 RBI in the second game, and 2-for-4 with 2 HR and 3 RBI in the third game. The Detroit Tigers prospect is batting .264 with 4 HR and 19 RBI in 24 games this season.