Last week, 24-year-old Brian Currell sent shock waves through Bull Baseball League with an eye-popping performance that brought him the American Eagle League Player of the Week Award for August 8-14.
A newcomer to the league, Currell made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .607 average, 17 hits in 28 at-bats and 4 RBI.
Where the Denver Highlanders left fielder goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but Currell certainly made his mark last week. Thanks partly to his efforts, Denver has a convincing hold on 1st place in the AEL East with a best-in-the-AEL 39-25 (.609) record, 4½ games ahead of the Jacksonville Ravens, and are virtually guaranteed a playoff spot.
This season Currell, who was also Rookie of the Month for July, has 3 home runs, a career-high 35 RBIs, and a .333 batting average.