Kane County OF Jeffrey Baez Named PURE Performance Player of the Week
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. In today’s edition, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Kane County Cougars outfielder Jeffrey Baez as the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 12 of the 2021 American Association season.
Jeffrey Baez Given PURE Performance Player Honors
The Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association announced that Kane County Cougars outfielder Jeffrey Baez has been named the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 12 of the 2021 American Association season. Baez had an historic week, hitting .708 in six games with 10 runs scored, five homers, and 13 RBI.
The Kane County Cougars started the week with a three-game series against Milwaukee where Baez went 7-11 with four runs scored, two homers, and five RBI. He opened the series with a 3-4 performance, hitting a two-run homer. The following night he went 1-4, but closed out the series against the Milkmen with a 3-3 performance, scoring three runs and driving in three. He hit his second homerun of the series and walked twice.
Over the weekend, the Cougars welcomed to the Houston Apollos. Baez was off the charts, going 10-13 with six runs scored, five extra-base hits, and eight RBI. He opened the series with a 5-5 contest, scoring two runs and hitting his third homerun of the week. After going 0-2 with a walk on Saturday, he closed with a spectacular game, going 5-6 with two doubles and two homers. The outfielder scored four runs and drove in a season-high seven.
For the week, Jeffrey Baez went 17-24 with 10 runs scored, seven extra-base hits, and 13 RBI. He walked three times as well. Baez not only led in batting average, but in slugging (1.417), on-base percentage (.741), and OPS with an astounding 2.158.
For earning PURE Performance Player of the Week, Jeffrey Baez will receive a check for $100 from PURE. Baez becomes the first Cougars player to earn Player of the Week honors. Right-hander Tyler Viza earned Pitcher of the Week honors in Week 10.
2021 PURE Performance Players of the Week
Week 1 – Jared Walker, Sioux City Explorers
Week 2 – Correlle Prime, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Week 3 – David Washington, Milwaukee Milkmen
Week 4 – Nick Gotta, Sioux Falls Canaries
Week 5 – Logan Landon, Sioux Falls Canaries
Week 6 – Adam Brett Walker II, Milwaukee Milkmen
Week 7 – Kevin Krause, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Week 8 – Danny Mars, Chicago Dogs
Week 9 – Josh Altmann, Lincoln Saltdogs
Week 10 – Osvaldo Martinez, Cleburne Railroaders
Week 11 – Ramon Hernandez, Cleburne Railroaders
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by Robert Pannier