The International League announced today that Columbus Clippers third baseman Andy Marte was named the League’s Batter of the Week for the period from June 29-July 5.
Marte becomes the IL’s first back-to-back Player of the Week since May of 2006 (pitcher Cole Hamels of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre).
Marte continued his red-hot hitting this week, finding himself at or near the top of the International League in nearly every offensive category for the past seven days.
Marte posted a .458 batting average (T-3rd) to go along with 2 home runs (T-4th), 6 RBI (T-3rd), 11 hits (T-1st), 6 doubles (1st), 8 extra-base hits (1st), 6 runs scored (T-4th), a .567 on-base percentage (2nd), and a .958 slugging percentage (3rd).
Marte is now 2nd in the International League in both batting average (.322) and slugging percentage (.544), and he’s also 4th in RBI (46). The righthanded hitter is also batting .328 and has all 11 of his home runs against right-handed pitching.