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Eastern League announces weekly award winners

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The Eastern League is pleased to announce the winners of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week Award for the week ending April 26th:

Erie SeaWolves outfielder Maxwell Leon has been named the Eastern League Player of the Week for the week ending April 26th. The 5’11”, 190 lb. slugger had an excellent week for the SeaWolves, hitting .421 (8-for-19) with two triples, three home runs, 11 RBI, seven runs scored, one walk and a 1.105 slugging percentage in five games during the week. Leon, who is a native of Mexico City, Mexico, reached base in each of the five games he played in last week and has reached base in all 14 games which he has played in this season, which is tied for the longest streak in the league this season. Leon also had a nine-game hitting streak that ended in an 8-4 win on Sunday against Harrisburg. That streak ties for the second longest in the league this season. The 24-year old switch hitter currently leads the league in slugging percentage (.804), OPS (1.232), total bases (41) and triples (3) and is also tied for first in RBI (18) and extra-base hits (11), ranked third in batting average (.373), fourth in homers (4) and tied for seventh in hits (19). Maxwell, who hit .313 with five doubles, 24 runs scored, 17 RBI and eight stolen bases in 44 games with the SeaWolves last season, was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 50th round of the 2004 draft out of South Mountain Community College in Arizona.

Fabio Castro, a left-handed starting pitcher for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, is the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 26th. The 5’7”, 180 lb. hurler made a pair of starts for the Fisher Cats last week and went 1-0 with 17 strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings pitched. Castro, who is a native of Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, made his first start of the week on Monday night at Connecticut and gave up just one hit and one walk while striking out 10 batters over five innings. He earned a no-decision in the game, which was suspended after five innings with the score tied 0-0 and will be completed on May 16th. The 24-year old earned a win in his second start of the week on Saturday afternoon at Stadium, giving up just two runs on four hits in five innings of work in a 7-2 victory over the Binghamton Mets. He struck out seven batters, walked one and hit a batter in the win. Castro, who is currently ranked second in the league in strikeouts (24), fourth in ERA (0.83), fifth in WHIP (0.83) and fifth in innings pitched (21.2), was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays on September 29, 2008, as the player to be named later in the trade with the Philadelphia Phillies for Matt Stairs on August 29, 2008.

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