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Chad Tracy named Atlantic League Player of the Week for June 16-22

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With the tear he’s been on, the Revolution first baseman didn’t leave much doubt, but it’s official.  Chad Tracy is your Atlantic League Player of the Week for June 16-22.  For the first place Revs, he’s the first player this season to earn Player of The Week honors.

Tracy batted a sultry .344 last week in seven games (11-32), stroking five home runs with 11 RBI and eight runs scored.  He slugged two homers in a game twice; June 16 at home against Camden (8-6 win) and June 21 at Southern Maryland, smacking a game-winning grand slam in the 8th inning in an 8-4 win.

After homering nine times in 59 games with the Revolution last season after joining the club from the Kansas City Royals organization (Triple-A Omaha), it was downright shocking Tracy was homer-less into June after beginning the season with York, after spending all of spring training with the Baltimore Orioles.  Tracy was also red-hot in camp with the Revolution.  However, based on his power numbers last year you knew he was still a guy that can get you 20 or so homers over 140 games, and a cluster of bombs like this wasn’t unexpected for Tracy to catch up.  He’s currently at six homers total, in just his last 11 games after 43 games without one.  Baseball is a cruel game, but it tends to even out.

Tracy has also driven in 37 runs in 54 games this season, equaling the number of RBI he had for York last year, in five fewer games.  He now has 142 homers in his ninth season as a professional.

-Paul Braverman

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