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Brugman, Heaney are Pipeline Prospects of the Week

A's outfielder wins second week in a row, Marlins lefty allowed one ER over two starts

Brugman, Heaney are Pipeline Prospects of the Week

Throughout the season, the MLBPipeline.com staff will name Pipeline Prospects of the Week -- one hitter and one pitcher who excelled over the previous seven days. To qualify for selection, a player must rank among their organization's Top 20 Prospects, as listed on our Prospect Watch.

Pipeline Hitting Prospect of the Week: Jaycob Brugman, OF, Stockton Ports (A's No. 20 prospect), 6 G, 9-for-23 (.391/.423/.957), 1.380 OPS, 1 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBIs, 8 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 SB

That's two in a row for the A's No. 20 prospect.

Brugman took home Hitter of the Week honors a week ago after hitting five homers and driving in eight. The BYU product, a 17th-round pick in 2013, hit four more long balls and drove in eight more. He's hit 11 homers and driven in 28 runs over 37 games since being promoted up to Stockton, with nine of those home runs and 16 of those RBIs coming over the last two weeks.

Brugman's biggest game of the week came on Saturday, when the left-handed hitter went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBIs. He's now hitting a combined .282/.357/.519 with an .876 OPS in 107 games during his full-season debut.

Honorable Mention

Bradley Zimmer, OF, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians No. 4 prospect), 6 G, 11-for-21 (.524/.615/.762), 1.377 OPS, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 R, 4 BB, 3 K, 3 SB

Tyler Marlette, C, High Desert Mavericks (Mariners No. 12 prospect), 6 G, 9-for-22 (.409/.409/1.000), 1.409 OPS, 4 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBIs, 7 R, 0 BB, 6 K

Forrest Wall, 2B, Grand Junction Rockies (Rockies No. 9 prospect), 5 G, 8-for-18 (.444/.500/.955), 1.444 OPS, 2 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 6 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 SB

Manuel Margot, OF, Salem Red Sox (Red Sox No. 8 prospect), 3 G, 6-for-13 (.462/.462/.923), 1.385 OPS, 2 HR, 7 RBIs, 3 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Pipeline Pitching Prospect of the Week: Andrew Heaney, LHP, New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins No. 1 prospect) 1-0, 0.60 ERA, 2 GS, 15 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 16 K

Heaney's first audition in the big leagues may have been uneven, but the way he's throwing lately, he's pushing for another shot soon.

The Marlins' top pick in the 2012 Draft carred a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his start on Sunday, allowing just one hit over a career-high eight innings during a 1-0 victory. He struck out nine and walked two. The left-hander went seven strong innings in his other start of the week, allowing just a run in that outing while walking two and striking out seven.

Splitting the year between Double- and Triple-A, Heaney now has a 2.99 ERA over 120 1/3 IP. He's allowed only 101 hits and 28 walks while striking out 129.

Honorable Mention

Daniel Norris, LHP, Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays No. 1 prospect), 1-0, 1.59 ERA, 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 13 K

Amir Garrett, LHP, Dayton Dragons (Reds No. 18 prospect), 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 SO

Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Bradenton Marauders (Pirates No. 1 prospect), 2-0, 0.68 ERA, 2 GS, 13 1/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 18 K

Marcos Molina, RHP, Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets No. 16 prospect), 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K

Clayton Blackburn, RHP, Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants No. 7 prospect), 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com and writes a blog, B3. Follow @JonathanMayoB3 on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.