August 10, 2009 - Pacific Coast League (PCL)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Pacific Coast League today announced Chad Huffman of the Portland Beavers the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week and Andrew Baldwin of the Tacoma Rainiers the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for August 3-9. Both are the first PCL players of the week in 2009 for their respective teams.
Huffman, a 24-year-old outfielder is in his first season with the Beavers. He was named to the Mid-Season PCL All-Star team and won the 2009 American Family Insurance All-Star Home Run Derby in his home ballpark PGE Park in Portland. The Texas native is currently hitting .251 with 17 home runs and 57 RBI in 108 games. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres out of Texas Christian University in the second round of the 2006 MLB draft where he played both football and baseball.
It took only one start for Andrew Baldwin to win his first PCL Pitcher of the Week award. The 26-year-old right-hander tossed a complete game shut-out against Round Rock on August 5. The former fifth round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies struck out six and walked none to improve his record to 6-and-7 on the season. He was acquired by the Seattle Mariners from the Phillies in 2006 with Andrew Bard in exchange for Jamie Moyer.
You can find more information on weekly awards and other League news all season long on the official Pacific Coast League web site, www.pclbaseball.com.