Aug 192013
 

Jeff KobernusJeff Kobernus became the fourth Chief to win International League Batter of the Week honors, and the fifth winner overall, joining Tyler Moore, Chris Rahl, and two-time winner Zach Walters.

Kobernus went 12-for-32 during the period (August 12-18), posting a line of .375/.382/.406 with four runs scored, six RBI, and six stolen bases. For the month, the 25-y.o. California native has posted a similar line of .360/.380/.373 in the month of August and is currently riding a 14-game hit streak, three less than Rahl. He’s also 2nd in the I.L. in batting average (.323) and steals (39).

The Nats’ 2009 second-round pick was selected by Boston in the 2012 Rule 5 Draft and immediately traded to Detroit, where he attempted to make the Tigers as a utilityman, but was returned on March 23rd. The conversion has continued as he’s actually played more outfield (58 games) than infield (24 games) and committed just two errors this season (one at 2B, one at 3B).

Injuries shortened both his 2010 and 2012 seasons, but has flashed enough speed (81 steals in 164 games the past two seasons, second only to Billy Burns’s 95 in 218 games) to be a three-time watchlist player for this site.

  4 Responses to “Jeff Kobernus Named International League Batter of the Week”

  1. Great job by Jeff Kobernus! Love watching him play!

  2. Has Giolito been sent up to Auburn?

    • Yes. The only drama is whether they’ll actually start Barrientos tonight as the website is claiming or keep Giolito on his scheduled day to pitch (today). If he goes tonight, he can be kept on the road the rest of the season.

  3. Nat nation question. What farmhand is worth
    David DeJesus ??! An arm from Potomac
    Or a sleeper like Joel B @ Auburn?!!!!

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