(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Former Terre Haute North star and Charlotte catcher Josh Phegley, who hit a remarkable .563 over four games last week, was named as the International League’s Batter of the Week for the period of August 4-10, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. earlier today.
Phegley, a 2014 International League All-Star, hit .563 (9-for-16) with seven runs scored, three doubles, three home runs, and 13 RBIs. He also compiled a .611 on-base percentage and a 1.313 slugging percentage – both IL highs for the week. The Terre Haute, IN native had three hits in three-straight games (August 5-7) and hit a home run with six RBIs on August 6. He followed up that performance the next night with two home runs and five RBIs.
For the season, Phegley is hitting .286 (103-360) with 64 runs scored, 27 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs, and 68 RBIs. His 20th home run of the season, which came on August 7 at BB&T Ballpark against the Pawtucket Red Sox, was his 300th career Knights hit. Phegley ranks third all-time in franchise history in hits, fourth in doubles (71), fifth in RBIs (163), and seventh in home runs (43). His 20 home runs are third in the International League this season, while his RBIs are fourth. Phegley also leads all catchers in games (90), total chances (785), putouts (703), assists (74). He’s also thrown out a league best 47% of attempted basestealers.