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Alex Verdugo named Texas League Player of the Week

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Photo: Rich Crimi | Tulsa Drillers

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers minor league outfielder Alex Verdugo was named Texas League Player of the Week on Monday for his performance last week for Double-A Tulsa.

Verdugo was 8-for-18 (.444/.500/.944) with three doubles, two home runs, two walks and six RBI in five games for Tulsa, leading the Texas League last week in extra-base hits, slugging percentage and OPS. He hit the home runs in a doubleheader split against Arkansas on Saturday.

This is the fourth Player of the Week honor for Tulsa this season, along with second baseman Willie Calhoun (May 23-29 and June 6-12) and outfielder Andrew Toles (June 13-19).

the 20-year-old Verdugo, drafted in the second round by the Dodgers in 2014, began the year as the youngest player in the Texas League, and has performed quite well all season, hitting .299/.361/.464 with 11 home runs and 16 doubles in 82 games, all while patrolling center field for the Drillers.

Verdugo last week was ranked the No. 37 prospect in baseball by Keith Law of ESPN, and the No. 44 prospect by Baseball America in updated midseason rankings.