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Eastern League announces weekly award winners

July 24, 2006 - Eastern League (EL) News Release

PORTLAND, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce the Major League Baseball Advanced Media selections for the Eastern League Pitcher and Player of the Week for the week ending July 23rd:

Harrisburg Senators first baseman Josh Whitesell has been named the Eastern League's Player of the Week for the week ending July 23rd. The 6'3", 220 lb. slugger had an excellent week for Harrisburg, hitting .526 (10-for-19) with four home runs, seven RBI, five runs scored, five walks, one stolen base and a 1.158 slugging percentage in seven games. Whitesell, a native of Redlands, California, reached base at least once in every game he played in last week and has reached base in eight straight games. The 24-year old, who was ranked by Baseball America as the 14th best prospect in the Washington Nationals organization entering this season, is currently tied for second in the league in home runs (17). Josh was selected by the Montreal Expos in the sixth round of the June 2003 draft after hitting .340 (55-for-162) with 19 doubles, 15 homers, 47 RBI and 40 runs scored during his junior season at Loyola Marymount University.

Whitesell's Batting Line for the week ending July 23, 2006:
G Avg. AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R SB BB SLG%
7 .526 19 10 0 0 4 7 5 1 5 1.158

Whitesell's Batting Line for the season:
G Avg. AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R SB BB SLG%
92 .275 306 84 9 0 17 47 34 1 35 .471

Miguel Pinango, a right-handed starting pitcher for the Binghamton Mets, is the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 23rd. The 23-year old made a pair of starts for the B-Mets last week and was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA. In his first start of the week last Tuesday at Waterfront Park in Trenton, Pinango earned a no-decision despite limiting the Thunder to one hit and one walk while striking out three batters in five shutout innings of work. The 6'1", 160 lb. hurler was even more impressive in his second start of the week, tossing the first no-hitter in the Eastern League this season in the second game of a doubleheader at Portland on Sunday. Pinango struck out seven batters in the game and did not allow a walk. The lone runner to reach base for the Sea Dogs came on an error with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Miguel was signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on July 17, 1999.

Pinango's Pitching Line for the week ending July 23, 2006:
G W L S IP H R ER K BB ERA
2 1 0 0 12.0 1 0 0 10 1 0.00

Pinango's Pitching Line for the season:
G W L S IP H R ER K BB ERA
21 5 6 0 112.2 112 54 48 58 28 3.83


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