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Jose De Leon, Daniel Mayora win weekly honors

Daniel Mayora hit .522 (12-for-23) in six games last week in Double-A.
Daniel Mayora hit .522 (12-for-23) in six games last week in Double-A.
Chattanooga Lookouts

A pair of Dodgers minor leaguers captured weekly honors on Monday for their strong performances last week. Double-A Chattanooga infielder Daniel Mayora was named Southern League Player of the Week, and pitcher Jose De Leon was named Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week.

Mayora had four multi-hit games, including a four-hit and a three-hit game, and was 12-for-23 for the week, hitting .522/.542/.826 with two doubles, a home run, a triple, six runs batted in and four runs scored.

The Lookouts have won three player of the week awards this year, with Mayora joining Jeremy Hazelbaker (May 12-18) and first baseman O`Koyea Dickson (July 21-27).

The 28-year-old, signed by the Dodgers to a minor league deal on Nov. 8, 2013, is hitting .298/.350/.417 with 23 doubles, seven home runs and 61 RBI in 112 games.

De Leon, 22, started just one game last week but it was memorable. The right-hander struck out 11 in seven shutout innings for rookie-level Ogden at home on Friday against Helena, allowing only three singles and no walks.

It is the second Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week honor this season for De Leon, who also captured the award for the week of June 23-29, when he allowed four runs in 13 innings, with 18 strikeouts.

The Dodgers drafted De Leon in the 24th round in 2013 out of Southern University. He was 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA in 10 appearances with Ogden this season, including eight starts, with 77 strikeouts and 19 walks in 54⅓ innings. For his efforts, De Leon was promoted to Class-A Great Lakes on Saturday.

De Leon has 130 strikeouts in 107⅓ career minor league innings.