Peyton Burdick has been named as the Midwest League Player of the Week.
After signing with the Miami Marlins for a $397,500 bonus out of Wright State, he joined the low-A Batavia Muckdogs for six games, going seven-for-22 with a triple, a homer, and five RBI. The Marlins had seen enough at the level, and promoted him to the middle-A Clinton LumberKings on June 23rd.
Since joining the Iowa outfit, Burdick has hit .319/.399/.568 with six homers and 43 RBI in only 46 games. He’s stepped that robust clip up for the week of August 5th through August 11th, hitting .394/.429/.758 in seven games for the LumberKings. That includes 12 RBI and eight extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs.
According to Erik Oas at MILB.COM:
"His week of success included at least one hit in all seven games and is part of his current 10-game hitting streak. In addition, Burdick drove in at least one run in all of his games during the week helping Clinton to snap a seven-game losing streak that was their longest of the year. Some of the highlights included a home run off the scoreboard at Modern Woodmen Park and a blast against the Chiefs on August 11th that was part of a team high 19 hit performance."
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Burdick is one of many solid outfield prospects on the horizon for the Miami Marlins, and is currently the 29th ranked in the system. Others include J.J. Bleday (second), Jesus Sanchez (third), Monte Harrison (sixth), Kameron Misner (10th), Victor Victor Mesa (14th), Connor Scott (15th), Jerar Encarnacion (18th), Brian Miller (25th), Tristan Pompey (26th), and Victor Mesa Jr. (28th). Will all of them impact the Miami Marlins at the major league level someday? Probably not, but Burdick is a better-than-even bet to someday make the bigs. Look for him to challenge for a roster spot either as a late-2021 callup or out of 2022 Spring Training.
After winning the award, Burdick went out and hit two homers and six RBI in a 7-0 shutout win over the Peoria Chiefs. Not resting on his laurels. Not even for a minute.
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