West Coast League
The West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, as announced by league commissioner Rob Neyer, are Baylor infielder Chase Wehsener of the Victoria HarbourCats and Cal State Fullerton pitcher Joe Magrisi of the Yakima Valley Pippins for the week of June 17-23.
Wehsener went 12-for-28 with two home runs and 13 runs batted in for the HarbourCats this week. His hot stretch at the plate has helped put Victoria just one game out of first place in the North Division behind the Bellingham Bells.
This spring the San Diego native hit .291 in 53 games for the Bears.
For Magrisi, it is already his second weekly honor of the season. The Yakima Valley hurler was named the first Moss Adams Pitcher of the Week of the 2019 campaign.
This week the sophomore-to-be tossed six hitless innings and had 11 strikeouts in a dominant outing against the Kelowna Falcons.
This past spring, he pitched in 11 games as a freshman for Cal State Fullerton. He went 1-3 and posted a 4.64 ERA.
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About the West Coast League:
The West Coast League (WCL) is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. Situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the 15-year-old, 12-team, professionally operated wood-bat league showcases pro prospects from major conferences around the nation. Every summer, the league features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with the best summer weather in North America. Ninety alums and current players of WCL teams were selected in the 2019 MLB Draft, including the No. 1 overall pick Adley Rutschman. In 2018, 294 WCL alums appeared or were active in affiliated professional baseball, including 39 in the major leagues, such as all-star outfielder Mitch Haniger (Seattle Mariners); ace hurler James Paxton (New York Yankees): slugger Rhys Hoskins (Philadelphia Phillies); and rising star pitchers Marco Gonzales (Seattle Mariners) and Matt Boyd (Detroit Tigers). Overall member attendance was 496,278 this past summer, a tremendous increase of 20 percent over the previous season.