Monday, Commissioner Rob Neyer announced that the West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week are Ridgefield Raptors outfielder Caden Connor (Cal State Fullerton) and Portland Pickles right-hander Alex Giroux (San Diego).
Connor went 12 for 16 with two home runs and 10 runs batted in Ridgefield’s sweep of the Walla Walla Sweets over the weekend. The rising sophomore is hitting .322 in 38 games for the Raptors. As a freshman this spring he earned Big West Honorable Mention accolades after leading the Titans with a .325 batting average in his first full season with Cal State Fullerton.
Giroux posted two strong starts for the Pickles in a pair of wins. He did not allow an earned run over 11 innings of work against the Bend Elks and Port Angeles Lefties. He is 4-0 this summer with a league-leading 1.32 ERA. The sophomore-to-be will be transferring to USD in time for the 2022 spring campaign.
About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the league features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic ballparks and dramatic scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles. Also in 2019, 317 WCL alumni were active in affiliated professional baseball, including 45 in the major leagues, while overall attendance in the West Coast League increased to nearly half a million fans.