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Flacco shows up...Plus Florimon Goes all Ichiro

Michael Flacco and Pedro Florimon, Jr. won MILB's players of the week.

So what did they have to say about the two players?

Down in Bluefield Flacco went on a hot streak hitting .480 to get on base at a .500 clip. That's almost Wieters-esque. Anyway he also had three doubles, which as a develops should start becoming homeruns.

.480 (12-25), 1 R, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 6 SO, 0 SB, .600 SLG
Michael Flacco, who was taken by the Orioles in the late rounds of this year's Draft, showed what he's capable of this week, lifting his batting average from last week's .240 mark to .270 by Sunday. He knocked in a run in every Bluefield game but one, and even in that one -- Saturday's -- he was 2-for-4 with a double. Flacco turned in two three-hit games this week, and it appears he's getting the hang of hitting consistently against professional pitching.

 

Meanwhile over at class-A Frederick Pedro Florimon Jr. decided to go Ichoro on us. His batting average for the week is slightly worse than Flacco's so he "only" hit .462.  However he did it by hitting more one more double and triple than Flacco to give Florimon the higher slugging percentage. Oh yeah, he also stole 2 bases so presuming he stole second he was in scoring position over half the time he was on base. Leadoff man of the future?

 

.462 (12-26), 3 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2 SB, .692 SLG
Pedro Florimon Jr., who came to the Orioles system as a 17-year-old in 2004, turned it on this week, hitting safely multiple times in his first three games and then singling in each of his last three. In a Tuesday doubleheader, Florimon combined to go 4-for-6 with three RBIs, three doubles and a run scored. He fell a home run short of the cycle on Wednesday -- the 165-pounder can be forgiven for only knocking eight longballs all season, and his 5-for-5 day with two RBIs and a run scored illustrates just how perfectly he can do the job without 400-foot blasts. Through the end of the week, he added three more hits, a sacrifice fly and a pair of stolen bases.

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