Équipe Québec outfielder L.P. Pelletier and Washington Wild Things left-hander Ryan Hennen 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 Pelletier’s first time winning the Player of the Week award and the second weekly award for Québec this season, after Miguel Cienfuegos won Pitcher of the Week in the second week of the season. Pelletier led the league this week with thirteen hits, including four doubles, a triple, and three home runs, and he also recorded seven RBIs. He hit .481 over six games this week and came around to score a league-best twelve times.
The 25-year-old is in his first season in the Frontier League. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft and the Houston Astros in the 2016 Draft. He spent one season in the Astros organization before joining the Frontier League in 2021. Before that, Pelletier attended Cegep de Maisonneuve in Montreal and Seminole State College. He is currently sixth in the league with a .327 batting average and leads the league with 97 hits and 64 runs. He also has 27 RBIs, 19 doubles, 7 triples, and 7 home runs so far.
This is Hennen’s first Pitcher of the Week award, and third weekly award for the Wild Things this season after Joe Campagna and Bralin Jackson won the Player of the Week award earlier in the campaign. In Hennen’s start against Lake Erie on Friday (8/20), he tossed a complete game shutout. He allowed just two hits and zero walks and recorded eight strikeouts in the 1-0 win over the Crushers.
Hennen is in his first season with Washington in the Frontier League. The 23-year-old attended Century College in Minnesota and UNC Greensboro before spending a short time in the Northwoods League. He was selected by the Wild Things at the Frontier League’s Tryout Camp and Draft this past May. He currently ranks second in the league with a 2.29 ERA and 9 wins. He has recorded 74 strikeouts in 86.1 innings pitched this season and has allowed just 14 walks in his rookie season.
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.