April 24, 1998 |
Gabe Kapler (Taft) of the Jacksonville Suns was player of the week in the double-A Southern League. Kapler, a 57th-round pick of the Detroit Tigers in 1995, was nine for 21 (.429) with two home runs and 13 runs batted in. The 22-year-old outfielder's .307 average is fifth in the league, and he leads the circuit with 20 RBIs. Last season, he led the Class-A Florida State League with 40 doubles and 65 extra-base hits for Lakeland.
April 15, 1998 |
Gabe Kapler (Taft High, Moorpark College) and Robert Fick (Newbury Park, Cal State Northridge) have helped Jacksonville, the Detroit Tigers' double-A Southern League affiliate, to a nine-game winning streak. Kapler hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs Monday, raising his batting average to .319. The right fielder has driven in 13 runs in 11 games. Fick, a catcher, led the Midwest League with a .341 average last season. He is batting only .205, but has four doubles and a triple.