Joey Terdoslavich Named IL Batter of the Week

Gwinnett Braves

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.

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