Hawaii is represented well in the major leagues. Players like Shane Victorino and Kurt Suzuki are household names here in the 808 state. This weekly post highlights some of the players from the islands in the major leagues and their performances so far in their last couple games and for the season.
Brandon League: The Crusader alumni was the only local boy playing today in the Dodgers’ 4-1 loss against Cincinatti. In the past seven days, the 31-year-old had 3 innings pitched and three hits. So far in the month of June, League has 5 innings pitched and a 1.20 WHIP.
Kurt Suzuki: The Wailuku native had 17 at-bats with seven hits and five runs in the past seven days. The Twins catcher also racked up two doubles and one RBI with a .412 average this week. Minnesota’s next game is against Detroit at Comerica Park.
Jerome Williams: Although the Waipahu grad didn’t play tonight, the Astros defeated the Diamondbacks 5-4. The Marauders alumni has 4.0 innings pitched in the past week. In the past seven days, the Astros pitcher has three strikeouts, two runs, five hits, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP.
Shane Victorino: The Flyin’ Hawaiian, still on the DL, could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket this weekend.
Kolten Wong: The rising star for the Cardinals did not play much this week as he is still getting back from an injury last week. So far this season, the former University of Hawaii standout has one homerun, 15 RBI’s, and a .250 average.
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Kean Wong: The MID Mid-Season All-Star and younger brother to Cardinals’ Kolten Wong. In the last ten games, the second basemen has a .265 average with 34 at-bats, four runs, nine hits and one double.
Kirby Yates: The AAA pitcher for the Durham Bulls was called up to the Rays on Saturday. Yates went 1-0 on the mound with a 0.36 ERA in 21 games and allowed only 10 hits and one run in 25 innings for the Bulls before being called up.
That’s it for this week’s updates on Hawaii MLB stars. Check in next week for the highlights and stats on our local players.