LOS ANGELES — A pair of Dodgers minor leaguers earned Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, with Double-A Tulsa infielder Jose Fernandez capturing Texas League honors and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga outfielder DJ Peters earning kudos in the California League.
Fernandez was on fire last week for the Drillers, with six multi-hit games in seven days. He was 14-for-26 (.538) with two home runs, two doubles, and eight RBI for the week of June 12-18.
He extended his hitting streak to nine games on Monday, and is hitting .336/.386/.493 this season, playing second base and third base for Tulsa. The Dodgers signed the 29-year-old in January out of Cuba.
Fernandez is the fourth Driller to win weekly honors this year in the Texas League, joining Kyle Farmer, Edwin Rios, and pitcher Scott Barlow.
Peters was 9-for-23 (.391) with three home runs, a triple, and a double (.913 slugging percentage) last week for Rancho Cucamonga, with seven RBI and eight walks (.563 on-base percentage).
The 21-year-old outfielder, drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round in 2016, is hitting .261/.381/.494 with 12 home runs in 66 games for the Quakes this season. Peters is an All-Star reserve for the South Division in the California League All-Star Game, which will be played Tuesday night in Visalia.
This is the second Player of the Week honor this season for Peters, who also turned the trick for the week of Apr. 24-30.