(A Press Release from Midwest League)
The Midwest League recognized something that the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have known for a couple of weeks. Rattlers infielder Greg Hopkins was named the Hitter of the Week in the MWL on May 7 for his performance from April 30 through May 6.
Hopkins, a 24th round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers out of St. John's in 2010, went 11-for-20 with a double, a triple, two homers, six runs scored, and eight RBI in just five games last week. He also struck out just one time and stole a base.
The right-handed hitter has been on a tear since April 20. He has at least one hit in 14 of his last 15 games played (22-for-58). His recent hot streak has moved his season average from .233 to .320. Hopkins is currently fourth in the Midwest League batting race.