Washington Wild Things outfielder Hector Roa and Traverse City Beach Bums starting pitcher Jordan Desguin were named Frontier League Players and Pitcher of the Week, respectively as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Hector Roa earned his honors this week following an impressive performance at the plate where he batted .462 with twelve hits three homeruns and ten runs batted in while posting a .808 slugging percentage. Roa helped lead Washington to a 4-2 record this past week as well as a 22-11 record overall which is atop the East Division
Hector made his professional debut after being signed as a free agent by the Houston Astros in 2012. In his five years in the Astros organization, Roa advanced as high as the Quad City River Bandits. The Camden, New Jersey native has posted career numbers of .249 while notching 360 hits, 55 homeruns and 207 runs batted in.
Jordan Desguin earned his honor following a 3-1 win over the River City Rascals. Desguin went 9.0 innings allowing one earned run and surrendering one hit while striking out eight batters. Desguin is 4-0 on the season with a 2.01 earned run average while throwing 31.1 innings and striking out 27.
Jordan made his professional debut after being drafted in the 36th round by the Milwaukee Brewers out of Florida Gulf Coast University in 2015. Desguin spent two different stints in the Midwest League with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The Port Charlotte, Florida native has posted career numbers of 14-9 with a 3.84 earned run average in 218.0 innings, while striking out 194 and a 3.08 walk to strikeout ratio.
Pointstreak provides the league with its statistical software and in game scoring applications. They aim to deliver “fast scores and cool stats to players, parents, fans, scouts and media.” For more information on Pointstreak products visit them at www.poinstreaksolutions.com or www.pointstreak.com.
The Frontier League is entering its 26th season in 2018 and features 12 teams stretching from Pennsylvania to Missouri and from Kentucky to Northern Michigan. The Frontier League annually advances the most players to MLB organizations of any of the independent leagues, and 35 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.