10/24 Lake named AFL player of week
Shortstop Junior Lake was named Arizona Fall League Player of the week on Monday. Lake batted .455 with three doubles, one homer, eight RBIs and stole four bases for the Mesa Solar Sox last week. The Cubs prospect was batting .379 overall. Lake is the AFL stolen base leader after three weeks, and is on pace to challenge the single-season record of 24 set by Rick Holifield (Phillies) in 1994. Lake also ranks second in the league in hits (22) and total bases (41), third in slugging percentage (.707), is tied for third in doubles and home runs, fifth in RBIs, and tied for fifth in batting. He enters the league’s fourth week of play riding a nine-game hitting streak with extra-base hits in his last seven games. Lake split this season between Class A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee. In five Minor League seasons, he has a .267 average with 33 home runs, 192 RBIs, and 82 stolen bases.
– Carrie Muskat