Catcher Dan Butler (12) of the Greenville Drive, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, in a game against the Rome Braves April 13, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Butler was named the South Atlantic League’s Player of the Week for April 19-25, 2010. Butler’s batting average ranked second in the 14-team league, while his slugging percentage (.950) and OPS (1.426) were both tops in the league. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
The Greenville Drive’s Dan Butler was named the South Atlantic League’s Player of the Week for April 19-25, 2010.
Here’s what MiLB.com had to say:
South Atlantic League
Daniel Butler, Greenville
.450/.476/.950, 9-for-20, 4 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 SB
Red Sox prospect Daniel Butler struggled in his first eight games in full-season ball, but a five-game hitting streak shows he’s catching on. His double on Monday was his first extra-base hit of the campaign, and it may have been just the confidence booster he needed. The 23-year-old backstop hit two homers on Wednesday, and in his next game he doubled twice more. He closed out the week with yet another double in a two-RBI game in which he went 2-for-4 and scored a run.