Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League outfielder Johan Mieses was named the California League Player of the Week for his impressive stretch of play with High-A Rancho Cucamonga from Aug. 8-14.
During that span the 21-year-old went 8-for-15 with four home runs, eight RBIs and four runs scored in six games. He homered in four consecutive games from Aug. 10-13.
Mieses signed with the Dodgers as a 17-year-old in 2013 out of the Dominican Republic. He spent his first two seasons with the organization with the Dodgers’ entry team in the Dominican Summer League.
He then came over to the United States in 2015 and played for both the Low-A Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga. In 96 games across the two affiliates, Mieses batted .260/.309/.439 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs.
His production at the plate has grown tremendously this season, as in 104 games with the Quakes Mieses is batting .253/.323/.534 with a league-leading 26 home runs and 68 RBIs. He’s spent the majority of his time playing center field but has also started games in left and right field.
Mieses is rated the Dodgers’ 23rd overall prospect.