11/12/2004 1:51 PM ET
Lorenzo, Quintanilla named Pitcher, Player of the Week
Texas Rangers prospect Matt Lorenzo and Oakland Athletics prospect Omar Quintanilla were named the Arizona Fall League's Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively, for the week of Nov. 1-6.
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Peoria pitcher Matt Lorenzo (TEX) ranks in the top five for league leaders with a 1.89 ERA. In 20 innings pitched he has allowed only four earned runs while striking out 14 batters. For the week, Lorenzo pitched three innings of three-hit ball. He allowed no runs and earned his first save of the season. His performance has been crucial to the Saguaros push for the playoffs.
Lorenzo joined the Saguaros after playing for two different teams in the Rangers' organization in 2004. The right hander began the year in the Midwest League at single-A Clinton. After striking out 105 batters and walking only 24, Lorenzo earned a promotion to Stockton in the California League. The Pasedena, TX native spent the 2003 season in Spokane, going 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA.
Phoenix Desert Dogs Omar Quintanilla ranks in the top three in the league with a .393 average (16-for-64). Quintanilla finished the week 10-for-18 with a double, three runs scored and five RBIs. His offense has helped keep the Desert Dogs in first place in the National Division.
Quintanilla is playing in the Fall League after a solid 2004 season in single-A Modesto and AA Midland. Quintanilla hit .315 with 11 home runs and 72 RBIs in Modesto, and was called up to AA Midland where he hit .364 in 16 games. The Phoenix Desert Dogs' shortstop hails from El Paso, TX.
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