Washington Wild Things outfielder Bralin Jackson and Gateway Grizzlies right-hander Matt Mulhearn have won this week’s Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. These awards are chosen by Pointstreak, who is the official statistical provider of the Frontier League.
This is Jackson’s first time winning the Player of the Week award and the second time a Washington player has won it this season, after Joe Campagna claimed the award June 28. Jackson finished the week with ten hits, including two doubles, a triple, and a home run, and led the league with twelve RBIs. He hit .435 in six games, among the best in the league this week, and helped the Wild Things roll off seven straight wins.
The 27-year-old is in his second season in the Frontier League, after spending the 2017 season with the Wild Things as well. Jackson most recently played the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft and played in their organization from 2012-2016. He is currently hitting .303 on the season and has registered 66 hits, 42 RBIs, 12 doubles, and 7 home runs so far.
Mulhearn is Gateway’s first Pitcher of the Week award winner this season and the first for the Grizzlies since Lucas Lanphere in June of 2019. He is also the second Gateway player to win a weekly award this season following Andres Regnault’s Player of the Week award July 5. In his start against Lake Erie on Thursday (7/29), Mulhearn worked seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and one walk, and recording three strikeouts in the 5-0 win over the Crushers.
Mulhearn is in his first season in the Frontier League, after playing collegiately at Webster University in St. Louis through the spring of this year. The 23-year-old is in his first season in professional baseball and has made just three starts to this point. He is currently 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched this year and has allowed just six walks.
Pointstreak provides the league with its statistical software and in game scoring applications. They aim to deliver “fast scores and cool stats to players, parents, fans, scouts and media.” For more information on Pointstreak products visit them at www.poinstreaksolutions.com or www.pointstreak.com.
The Frontier League of Professional Baseball is an official Partner League of Major League Baseball and the largest of its kind in professional baseball. The Frontier League features 16 teams and has moved over 1,000 players to MLB Teams in its 29-year history. Please visit www.frontierleague.com.