Kane County Cougars RHP Sam McWilliams and Lansing Lugnuts outfielder Edward Olivares respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for July 3-9, and Fort Wayne TinCaps shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was named to MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week.
McWilliams made one start last week, versus the Beloit Snappers on Friday. He struck out nine while scattering three hits over seven scoreless innings. He walked none.
The Arizona Diamondbacks prospect is 9-3 with a 2.38 ERA, 64 strikeouts and 19 walks in 90.2 innings/16 starts for the Cougars this season.
Olivares batted .423 (11-for-26) with two homers, five doubles, seven runs batted in, and six runs scored in his last six games. The Toronto Blue Jays prospect is batting .287 with 14 HR, 49 RBI and 16 SB in 75 games with the Lugnuts this season.
Tatis batted .421 (8-for-19) with one homer, three triples, one double, seven walks, six stolen bases, two runs batted in, and five runs scored in his last six games. The San Diego Padres prospect is batting .277 with 13 HR, 44 RBI and 20 SB in 84 games with the TinCaps this season.