Triple-A Columbus outfielder Jordan Brown was named the International League Player of the Week for 5/24-5/30. During his monster week he hit .417 (10-for-24) with a 1 HR and 11RBI. His big RBI total was helped by big games on 5/28 (5 RBI) and 5/24 (4 RBI), and he piled up four multiple hit games and added his first home run of the season Saturday. He has four multi-RBI games in 15 total games played on the season, recording 89% of his RBI (17 of 19) in just those four multi-RBI games. On 5/1 vs. Syracuse he established a new career high and became the first Clipper with as many as 6 RBI in a game since Michael Vento drove in seven runners on 8/31/03 at Louisville.
The 26-year-old Brown is in his fifth full season of professional baseball after being selected by the Indians in the 4th round of the 2005 draft. Last year he was the International League Batting Champion, having posted the 2nd-best average in Columbus franchise history (.336). In 15 games this season he is hitting .333 (18-54) with 1 HR, 19 RBI and a .898 OPS.