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Marte Named Player Of The Week....Again

July 6, 2009
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The International League announced today that Columbus third baseman Andy Marte has been named the league's Batter of the Week for the period from June 29-July 5. Marte becomes the league's first back-to-back Batter of the Week since May of 2006 (pitcher Cole Hamels of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre).

Marte has continued his red-hot hitting, and finds himself at or near the top of the league in nearly every offensive category for the past seven days. Marte posted a .458 batting average (T-3rd) to go along with 2 home runs (T-4th), 6 RBI (T-3rd), 11 hits (T-1st), 6 doubles (1st), 8 extra-base hits (1st), 6 runs scored (T-4th), a .567 on-base percentage (2nd), and a .958 slugging percentage (3rd). Marte is now 2nd in the International League in both batting average (.322) and slugging percentage (.544), and he

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