Lincoln Saltdogs IF Josh Altmann 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 Lincoln Saltdogs IF Josh Altmann as the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 9 of the 2021 American Association season.
Josh Altmann Given PURE Performance Player Honors
The Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association announced that Lincoln Saltdogs infielder Josh Altmann has been named the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 9 of the 2021 American Association season. Altmann was tied for the league lead in homers with four and hit .345.
The Lincoln Saltdogs began the week with a four-game series against the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Altmann went 5-13 in the series with a run scored, a double, a homerun, and two RBI. He began with a 3-3 performance, hitting his first homerun of the week. After going a combined 1-6 over the next two games, he closed with a 1-4 performance.
The team then traveled to Sioux Falls to take on the Canaries, where Altmann was instrumental in the sweep. The infielder finished 5-16 in the series with four runs scored, two doubles, three homers, and seven RBI. In the opening contest, he went 1-5 with a homerun and an RBI. Altmann followed that up with a 3-6 performance, hitting two home runs and driving in five. He closed with another 1-5 performance, hitting his third double of the week.
In the seven games, Josh Altmann went 10-29 with five runs scored, three doubles, four home runs, and nine RBI. He also walked twice and was hit by a pitch. His .862 slugging percentage was fourth best.
For earning PURE Performance Player of the Week, Josh Altmann will receive a check for $100 from PURE. Altmann became the first Lincoln Saltdogs player to receive PURE Performance Player of the Week honors.
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
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by Robert Pannier