Brandon Guyer, who made two superb plays in center field yesterday afternoon and got a key RBI in the 1st inning, was named the International League Batter of the Week today. Here's the text from the IL's press release.
Durham's Brandon Guyer didn't dominate any one category this week, but he turned in very solid numbers across the board to help the Bulls stay atop the IL South Division. Over the six games played this week, Guyer hit .409 with a double, a triple, a homer, 7 RBI (3rd in the IL), six runs scored (T-1st), and a pair of stolen bases (T-2nd). Guyer produced two three-hit games during the week, including a 3-for-5, 4-RBI, 3-run effort Friday night at Gwinnett. Guyer has been one of the League's best hitters this season, as evidenced by his .323 average (5th in the IL), .540 slugging percentage (4th), and 47 runs scored (T-4th).
25-year-old Brandon Guyer was the Chicago Cubs Minor League Player of the Year in 2010 with Double-A Tennessee. The Southern League All-Star was traded to Tampa Bay in the offseason as part of the deal for Matt Garza. Guyer is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania.