The Cleveland Indians today announced that Single-A Advanced Carolina CA JEREMY LUCAS has been named Indians Minor League Player of the Week for the period of July 21-27. The Indians Player of the Week Award recognizes an individual performance from within the Indians Player Development System and is announced each Tuesday through the end of the Minor League season.
Lucas, 23, hit .407 (11-27) with 4 doubles, a home run, 5 RBI and a 1.095 OPS (.429 OBP/.667 SLG) in 6 games for the Mudcats this week, including a season-high 4-hit performance (4-5, HR, 4 RBI) on Friday at Potomac. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound backstop has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games dating back to July 7, batting .355 (22-62) with 8 doubles, 2 homers and 10 RBI over that stretch. Lucas has cut down 22% (16-72) of attempted base stealers this season, the 5th-highest rate in the Carolina League, and currently leads all CL catchers with a .993 fielding percentage. On the season, Lucas has collected a team-high 91 hits (.272, 91-355) and leads all Mudcats' batters with 24 doubles, 9 homers and 51 RBI.