Vogelbach named Southern League Player of the Week
Tennessee Smokies infielder Dan Vogelbach was named the Southern League’s Player of the Week for his efforts between April 9-19.
In nine games, the 22-year-old is hitting .484/.579/.613 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with 15 hits, four doubles, three RBI and three runs scored. His batting average ranks third of all players in the minor leagues, while his on-base percentage is second. Entering Monday, his 15 hits also lead the Southern League.
The 2011 second-round pick has reached base in all nine games this season and has seven walks versus just three strikeouts to his credit in 38 plate appearances.
According to MLB.com, Vogelbach is the No. 8-ranked first base prospect in baseball and the organization’s No. 15 prospect overall.