Eric Patterson named Atlantic League Player of The Week
For the second week in a row, a Rev has earned Atlantic League Player of The Week honors. Last week, it was starting pitcher Chris Cody. This week it’s OF/IF Eric Patterson, who had a week nothing short of monstrous.
For starters, Patterson tied Chris Nowak’s record from last season by homering in four conesecutive games, including a grand slam in an 11-2 win over Camden in the first half of a doubleheader on June 8. His stat line for the week in six games was .458 (11-24), with four home runs, two triples, a double, 12 RBI and nine runs scored. Once Brian Burgamy departed for the Mexican League on June 5, Patterson trailed him by four for the team lead in homers. He hit one that night at home in a win against Sugar Land, then left Camden on Sunday suddenly tied for the team lead with nine after homering in each end of a doubleheader sweep Saturday and in a loss on Sunday.
A veteran of 226 Major League games between 2007 and 2011 with the Cubs, A’s, Red Sox and Padres, Patterson is likely drawing plenty of interested from several MLB organizations. He spent last year playing for the Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers Triple-A affiliate, and has 10 homers and 50 RBI on his big league resume.
The full press release from the Atlantic League is after the jump:
York 2B/RF Eric Patterson named Atlantic League Player of the Week for June 3-9
York Revolution 2B/RF Eric Patterson hit .458 over 6 games, doubled, tripled twice, hit four home runs, drove in 12 and scored nine times to earn Atlantic League Player of the Week honors for June 3-9.
Patterson hit safely in both of his first two games last week, but began to catch fire June 5 against Sugar Land. He doubled, tripled, homered and scored three runs to help lead the Revolution to a 7-3 victory.
After a day washed away by rain, Patterson did not miss a beat. In the first game of a doubleheader June 8 at Camden, he went 2-4 with a walk and drove in five runs, which included a grand slam in the 4th inning that opened the flood gates, as the Revolution ran away with an 11-2 victory. He scored two more runs in the night cap, including hitting a 2-run homer to extend the York’s lead as they finished off a doubleheader sweep with a 5-0 victory.
Patterson finished the week on June 9 with three more hits, including another homer and four more RBI, although his efforts weren’t enough as the Revolution dropped a shootout, 10-9.
Patterson, 30, has spent parts of 5 different seasons in the Major Leagues, playing for the Cubs, Athletics, Red Sox and Padres. He played in the Detroit farm system last year, before signing with York this season.
Despite appearing in just 36 games, Patterson is tied for 4th in the league in home runs with 9, and also tied for 4th with 3 triples.