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Red-Hot Roller Named Eastern League Player of the Week

by Matt Kardos | Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014

The Eastern League has named Trenton Thunder first baseman Kyle Roller the Player of the Week for games played from April 21-27. The slugging first baseman continued his torrid start to the season by hitting .526 (10-19) this week with two doubles, four homers and eight runs driven in. Since coming off of the disabled list for Trenton on April 13, Roller has hit .400 and blasted seven home runs which is best in the entire Eastern League.

In five games last week, Roller posted multi-hit games in four of them and reached base safely in all of them. Over that span, the 26-year old lefty led the EL in batting (.526), on-base percentage (.625), slugging percentage (1.263), OPS (1.888) and total bases (24) while also tying for the lead in extra-base hits (6) and home runs (4).

This is the second time that Roller has been named the EL Player of the Week after receiving the award  last April. Roller is the second Thunder player to receive a weekly award after starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell was awarded the Pitcher of the Week honors last week.

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