Cody Decker First Chihuahuas Player Ever to Win PCL Player of Week
Cody Decker did something that no El Paso Chihuahuas player had ever accomplished since the team's formation last year. He was named the Pacific Coast League's Player of the Week, after hitting four home runs, 15 RBI's, and an .893 slugging percentage in six games. He is also the only PCL player to have two grand slams this season, with both of them coming last week. Decker's hot streak raised his batting average nearly 50 points to .272 for the season, and he now leads the Chihuahuas with 6 home runs and 21 RBIs. The 28-year old first baseman has been with the San Diego Padres organization since he was drafted out of UCLA in 2009. Despite his offensive power, Decker has never been called up to the Major Leagues. If he continues to kill the baseball like he has over the last week, it will be tough for the Padres to keep him in El Paso.