One of the problems facing the Padres On Deck Players of the Week selection panel this season has been the wealth of prospects.
That was certainly the case for the week of July 16-22 with three teams.
At Triple-A El Paso, the candidates were right-handed starter Brett Kennedy and catcher-first baseman Brett Nicholas. Kennedy won two games during the week to improve to 9-0 on the season while Nicholas was 9-for-13 with a homer and 10 RBIs in a three-game weekend series against Sacramento.
At Advanced Single-A Lake Elsinore, third baseman Hudson Potts finished the week on a 10-game hitting streak while right fielder Jorge Oña hit .360 for the week.
And at Single-A Fort Wayne, center fielder Jeisson Rosario had a 1.000 OPS for the week while left-handed starter Osvaldo Hernandez lowered his Midwest League-leading earned run average.
So, the winners are:
- Kennedy is one of three starting pitchers selected to the seven-player, Padres' Players of the Week honor roll.
- Potts is one of three third basemen honored.
- And Rosario got the nod with the TinCaps.