Sod Poodles Outfielder Edward Olivares Named Texas League Player of the Week
AMARILLO, Texas - Sod Poodles outfielder Edward Olivares has been named Texas League Player of the Week for the week of April 28- May 5, the Texas League announced.
On the week, the Padres number 22 prospect went 11-for-31 (.354) with a team-leading eight home runs, including an inside-the-park home run, seven RBI, two walks, four stolen bases, and nine runs scored.
Olivares took sole possession of the home runs category in the Texas League after his three-home run afternoon on Sunday against Arkansas. His first of the afternoon was Amarillo's second inside-the-park home run in franchise history. He also became the first Sod Poodles player in franchise history to record a three-home run game and also became the third Sod Poodles player this season to collect a multi-home run game.
Olivares was voted as a Mid-Season All-Star with High-A Lake Elsinore last season as well as a MiLB Organizational All-Star (Toronto) in 2017. Olivares was also selected as player of the week in the Midwest League for the week of July 9 in 2017.
Olivares is the second Sod Poodles player in the franchise history to earn the league's weekly top player award. The weekly honor marks the second of his career.
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