August 22, 2022 – Frontier League (FL) Press Release
After the ValleyCats went 4-1 this week, their outfielder did not disappoint. As the Jackals went 3-3, their pitcher shone in his appearance.
ValleyCats Denis Phipps is this week’s Player of the Week while Jackals Yasel Santana is the Pitcher of the Week.
Denis Phipps was done a week after hitting six hits, five runs scored and 11 RBIs with four homers. He had at least one or more hits in three of five games played, his best game being against the Trois-Rivières Aigles on Friday where he went 3-4 at the plate with two runs scored and six RBIs and two batters. circuit. . Overall, his performance this week led to a .429 on-base percentage and 1.125 hitting percentage.
Before coming to Tri-City in 2021, Phipps played for the Cinncinati Reds in 2012. During that season, he played in eight games and scored four runs, three hits, one home run and two RBIs. He also played in the Chicago Reds and White Sox minor league system. His best season was in 2013 when he had 105 hits, nine home runs, 49 RBIs and 48 runs scored.
Santana has excelled in her looks this week. In his appearances against the Empire State Grays on Friday, he pitched 7.0 innings, allowing just five hits, a walk and a run with 10 strikeouts.
Before coming to New Jersey in 2022, Santana played for the Florence Y’alls in 2022.
Santana was also Florence’s pitcher of the week earlier this season.
Prior to Florence, he played in the minor leagues with the Boston Red Sox organization for four seasons. His best season was in 2018 where he was 3-1 with 42 strikeouts, 1.97 ERA and just nine walks.
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