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Reds farmhand Juan Perez named International League Player of the Week

.407 average lifts him to IL honors

MLB: Cincinnati Reds-Workouts Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, Juan Perez of the Louisville Bats was named the International League Batter of the Week for Monday, April 17 – Sunday, April 23.

The Cincinnati Reds farmhand had 11 hits, which included three doubles and two home runs to finish with a .407 batting average for the week. One of those home runs was inside-the-park, and he stole two bases. Perez’s average jumped 56 points – from .296 before April 17 to .352 after Sunday’s game against Columbus where he went 2-for-5.

On the season, he is putting up a slash line of .328/.418/.586 to go along with three doubles, four home runs and six runs batted in.

Perez looked to extend his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday night at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre but unfortunately was held to an 0-4 night.

Originally drafted by the Reds in the 26th round in 2011 from College of the Canyons, Perez is a 25-year-old right-handed hitter with good speed.