Suns fans, the Suns continued their great start to the 2010 season as two Suns players collected SL honors this week. Get to the park before these guys are playing in the big leagues.
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Two Suns players earned Southern League Player of the Week honors for the week of April 26-May 2. Mike Stanton was Hitter of the Week, while Alex Sanabia was named Pitcher of the Week. With 13 home runs and 29 RBI, Mike Stanton is having a phenomenal season at the plate. He leads the league not only in home runs and RBI, but he also has the highest slugging percentage at .884 as well as the most runs and the highest on base percentage, at 26 and .504, respectively. During the week of April 26-May 2, Stanton slugged six home runs and batted in 13 runs against Carolina and Mississippi combined, including a three-homer, seven RBI day on April 26 to back up his two-homer game on April 25. On the week, Stanton batted .476 with an incredible 1.476 slugging percentage. The Sunland, CA, native was selected to play in the 2009 Futures Game and is the Marlins #1 prospect. During his two starts this past week, Alex Sanabia struck out 14 batters over 13 innings, allowing only eight hits and two walks to go 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA. Sanabia has recorded 30 strikeouts across the 31 innings he's pitched in 2010, and for the season, Sanabia is currently third in the league with a 1.15 ERA. The right-hander was born in San Diego, California and was drafted by the Marlins organization in 2006. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.