Player of the Week Needed Just Half a Week

2009 May 6 #5b Andy Dirks
Creative Commons License photo credit: Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local

Today, Andy Dirks was named the May 4-10 Player of the Week by the Florida State League (FSL). Dirks received the commendation for only half a week’s play. On May 8th, he was promoted from the FSL Lakeland Flying Tigers to the AA Erie Seawolves. For the week, Dirks batted .714 with a slugging percentage of .786.

Dirks was selected by the Tigers in the 8th round of last year’s draft. He was able to get in 13 games last year with the Gulf Coast League Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps.