Cabbage wins Southern League Player of the Week


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – The Rocket City Trash Pandas are pleased to announce that first baseman Trey Cabbage has been named Southern League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, May 1st.

The award gives the Trash Pandas three straight Southern League honorees to open the 2022 season after Brett Kerry (April 17) and Chase Silseth (April 24) received the league’s first two Pitcher of the Week honors . Cabbage is the third Rocket City player to win the award after Luis Aviles Jr. and Orlando Martinez accomplished the feat in the 2021 season.

Cabbage played in five games against the Birmingham Barons at Toyota Field last week and was sensational. He hit .471 (8 of 17) with three homers, seven RBI, six runs scored and five walks while posting a .609. Base Percentage and 1.059 Strike Percentage. Cabbage recorded a hit in all five games he played as he hit one home run and ran three of them on consecutive nights from April 28–29.

For the season, Cabbage was one of the top hitters in the Southern League. He currently leads the league with a .356 batting average, 57 total bases and a .781 slugging percentage while his eight home runs, 21 RBI and 14 extra base hits top the Southern League leaderboard. He’s also among the top performers in on-base percentage (2nd, .484), hits (T-3rd, 26), and walks (3rd, 16). The Player of the Week award is the first weekly honor of his pro career.

Cabbage is in his first season in the Los Angeles Angels organization after spending the first seven years of his career in the Minnesota Twins system. He was originally selected by Minnesota in the fourth round of the 2015 draft from Grainger High School in Rutledge, Tennessee.

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