Reno Aces' Ketel Marte Named PCL Player of the Week
Reno Aces shortstop, Ketel Marte, has been awarded the first Pacific Coast League “Player of the Week” award for the period of May 1 – May 7.
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Reno Aces shortstop, Ketel Marte, has been awarded the first Pacific Coast League “Player of the Week” award for the period of May 1 – May 7, the League announced today. Marte is the third Aces player this season to take home a Player of the Week honor (Christian Walker, Zack Godley).
The 23-year-old switch hitter has received numerous accolades in his time through the minor leagues. Marte was named a mid-season All-Star in both 2014 (Jackson) and 2015 (Tacoma), was named a 2014 MiLB.com Organization All-Star (Seattle) and was a 2015 Futures Game Selection (World). Since the beginning of the season, Marte has been on fire – boasting a .419 batting average through 28 games. Marte leads all of baseball (MLB and MiLB) in total hits thus far in 2017: Ketel Marte, Reno Aces – 52, Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals – 47, Starlin Castro, New York Yankees – 43, Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals – 43, and Amed Rosario, Las Vegas 51’s – 43.
During the week, Marte led the Aces (5-2) in average (.500), runs scored (8), triples (2), stolen bases (3), on-base percentage (.581), and OPS (1.350). In a recent four-game stretch against the Salt Lake Bees, Reno scored 49 runs on 66 hits (26 extra-base hits) to earn their first series sweep of the season.
After a victory yesterday against the Sacramento River Cats, the Aces will square off two more times in Sacramento before returning to Greater Nevada Field on Thursday. Season memberships are on-sale now at www.renoaces.com or by calling (775) 334-4700. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the season, follow the club on Twitter (@aces) or like the team on Facebook.
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