Tatis, Reed named Midwest League players of the week

Fernando Tatis Jr. is the Midwest League offensive player of the week. (Photo by Jeff Nycz/Mid-South Images)

Fort Wayne TinCaps shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and Kane County Cougars LHP Cody Reed respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of May 15 to 21.

Tatis, son of the former major-leaguer of the same name, batted .462 (12-for-26) with three homers, three doubles, one triple, six runs batted in, nine runs scored, three walks and one stolen base in his last seven games. He had a 15-game hitting streak that ended with an 0-for-3 performance Sunday.

Overall this season, Tatis is batting .285 with 6 HR, 24 RBI and 9 SB in 41 games. The San Diego Padres prospect turned 18 in January.

Reed made one start last week, and it was a dominant performance. The Arizona Diamondbacks prospect pitched a nine-inning shutout — the first for a Cougars hurler since 2004 — allowing only three hits and one walk while striking out nine batters.

In seven starts this season, Reed is 3-1 with a 1.08 ERA, 47 strikeouts and nine walks in 41.2 innings. His ERA and his 0.82 WHIP each rank third in the Midwest League.

Reed turns 21 next month.

Kane County Cougars LHP Cody Reed is the Midwest League pitcher of the week. (Photo by Paul R. Gierhart/MiLB.com)

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