Padres News: Cody Decker Wins PCL Player of the Week


Long time San Diego Padres minor league prospect, Cody Decker, was named PCL Player of the Week for May 4-10.

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In six games last week, the first baseman/outfielder/catcher for the Padres Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, lead the PCL with four home runs, 15 RBI, a slugging percentage of .893, six extra base hits, and 25 total bases. Decker produced two back to back four hit games, which included two grand-slams.

Hats of to Decker, that is a great week!

Decker was drafted by the Padres in the 22nd round of the 2009 MLB draft. Decker, a Friars fan favorite on Twitter, is having another good season for the Padres affiliate in El Paso, hitting .272/.366/.556.

For a time it seems like the only thing holding the versatile Decker back was an over-crowded major league roster of guys the Padres were waiting to dump (ex. Carlos Quentin), but now that roster is even more full of potential All-Star players. Decker is already 28 years old and if he doesn’t get his shot in the pros soon, he looks like he’ll be a career minor leaguer, which would be a shame.

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