Diaz named Cal League Hitter of the Week

Javis Diaz

Lake Elsinore Storm outfielder Javis Diaz was named California League hitter of the week for the period of April 3-13.

Javis Diaz is clearly enjoying the California sunshine, as his slugging percentage alone surpasses his .724 OPS in the Midwest League last season.

Diaz has collected a hit in each of his first nine games this season, scoring two runs on five different occasions. The Dominican native reached the pinnacle of his hot streak over the weekend, collecting seven hits in 12 at-bats on Saturday and Sunday, scoring four times as the Storm won twice and moved to 7-4 on the season.

Diaz has also been successful in five stolen base attempts, making it hard to argue for anyone else on the list of the Minor Leagues' best leadoff hitters.

He has 20 hits in 45 at-bats with 12 runs scored, two doubles, a pair of triples, a homer and seven RBIs. He has also drawn three walks while fanning nine times to go with a .875 slugging percentage.

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