The Cleveland Indians today announced Double-A Akron LHP T.J McFarland has been named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week for May 7-13. The Player of the Week award recognizes an individual performance from within the Indians Player Development System and is announced each Tuesday through the end of the minor league baseball season.
McFarland, 22, went 2-0 with a 2.08ERA (13.0IP, 14H, 3R/3ER, 2BB, 8K) in 2 starts for the week. On May 5th, McFarland went 6.0 innings, allowing 9 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks with 4 strikeouts in a win over Bowie. He followed that up with 7.0 innings without allowing a run on May 10th vs. Harrisburg (5H, 0R/0ER, 0BB, 4K). On the season McFarland is 6-1 with a 2.18 ERA (41.1IP, 38H, 10R/10ER, 11BB, 24K, .253AVG) in 7 starts for the Aeros this year. He currently leads the Eastern League in wins (6), is tied for 2nd in complete games (1), 9th in ERA (2.18), is averaging only 2.4 walks per 9.0 innings pitched and has yet to allow a home run in 41.1 innings of work.