Tim Wheeler Continues To Rack Up Honors
Tulsa Drillers center fielder contiues to rack up awards left and right this season. Wheeler has once already been the Texas League Player of the Week and has yet again been give the title for Texas League Offensive Player of the Week ending on May 29th.
His Line for the Week:
.500/.600/.833, 6 G, 12-for-24, 2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 RS, 5 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 0 CS
Wheeler kicked off a hot streak by banging out three hits, including a double, on Monday, and he had two hits, two walks, two runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI in his next game. On Thursday, he slugged two home runs and another double, also walking and plating four runs. The Rockies’ first-rounder from 2009 out of Sacaramento State, Wheeler finished his week by notching two hits Saturday and two more Sunday.
The Tulsa outfielder was also named the Topps Texas League Player of the Month for May. The Topps honor comes only two days after Wheeler won his second TL Player of the Week Award on Monday.
During May, the 23-year-old led all TL hitters with a .389 batting average, 79 total bases, 18 extra-base hits (9 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR) and a 1.169 OPS. He was second among all league hitters with 25 runs scored and with 24 runs batted in.
For the season, Wheeler is leading the league in RBI (45), tied for the lead in home runs (14) and fourth in the league in average (.337). Wheeler will be personally presented with the Topps Texas League Player of the Month Award prior to a Drillers game at ONEOK Field later this month.