The Pacific Coast League (AAA) has announced that Nick Evans of the Reno Aces was named their Player of the Week for games played from May 5th-May 11th. The 28-year old Evans, who has spent time at first, third and left field for the Aces, hit .483 for the week with 15 RBI’s and seven extra-base hits. Reno, the top farm team of the Arizona Diamondbacks, went 5-2 in that span, vaulting up to first place in the PCL’s Northern Division.
Evans, who was taken by the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 2004 Draft, has been on fire all season for the Aces. He leads the league in RBI’s with 36 and is tied for third in doubles with 13 and home runs with 10. Evans sports a tremendous slash line of .369/.412/.721 with an OPS of 1.133. Unfortunately for him, there is not a future for Evans at first base with Paul Goldschmidt entrenched there. Martin Prado and Eric Chavez are ahead of him at third and he was passed over in the outfield in favor of Alfredo Marte and Ender Inciarte.
If we do see Evans, it appears as though it won’t be until a call up in September. He last played in the Majors for the Mets in 2011 and owns a career .256 average in 386 at-bats. Here’s hoping he continues to tear the cover off the ball.