The International League office has awarded Gwinnett Braves first baseman Joey Terdoslavich with Batter of the Week honors for the period of August 18-24. Terdoslavich has won the award for the second time this season, as he was also named IL Batter of the Week for April 21-27.
Terdoslavich, 25, batted .385 (10-for-26) with five home runs, nine runs scored and nine RBIs in seven games from August 18-24. On August 21, he became the first player in Gwinnett Braves franchise history to homer in five straight games, belting a solo shot off Charlotte’s Andre Rienzo in the G-Braves’ 10-6 win at Coolray Field.
After hitting .256 (87-for-340) with seven homers and 35 RBIs during the first half of the season, Terdoslavich has found his power swing after the All-Star Break. In 37 games, he’s batting .262 (37-for-141) with eight homers and 21 RBIs. He currently ranks among IL leaders in games played (1st, 130), walks (6th, 60), at-bats (7th, 481), runs scored (T-15th, 61), home runs (T-18th, 15) and hits (19th, 124).
Including the two awards for Terdoslavich, Gwinnett batters have claimed the IL Batter of the Week accolades four times in 2014. Former G-Braves first baseman Ernesto Mejia (April 3-6) and current Atlanta Braves infielder Phil Gosselin (July 7-13) have also won the award this season.