5/12 Kris Bryant honored
The Southern League today named Kris Bryant the Hitter of the Week for May 5-12. Bryant is the second Double-A Tennessee player to be honored with a weekly award from the league. Starting pitcher Corey Black was honored as Pitcher of the Week last month.
Bryant compiled a .464 average (13-for-28) from May 5-12, and scored 12, hit four homers, a double and drove in 14 runs. On April 7, he recorded his first multi-homer game and also set single-game career-highs in runs (four) and RBI (six).
Overall this year, Bryant is batting .331 with 10 homers and 29 RBI in 35 games. He leads the Southern League in batting average, homers, runs scored (33), slugging percentage (.624), total bases (83) and extra-base hits (19), and ranks second in hits (44), and on-base percentage (.437).