For the second time this season a pair of Nationals farmhands garnered Player of The Week Honors, as Archie Gilbert won it for the Eastern League and Bryce Harper won it for the South Atlantic League.
Gilbert clubbed four of the five HRs he hit for the week against the Reading Phillies on Saturday and Sunday, and went 8-for-23 for the week (May 2-8) with 6 RBI overall. Gilbert is the current Eastern League leader in slugging percentage at .609.
Bryce Harper only hit one HR for the same timeframe but hit .500 (12-for-24) with four doubles and four RBI and is in the midst of a 12-game hitting streak that has pushed his batting average to .371. The 18-year-old was the #1 pick overall in the 2010 draft