Yankees’ Bell named Appy Player of the Week

CHAPEL HILL, NC- The Appalachian League announced today that Minor League Baseball selected Pulaski Yankees Third Baseman Chad Bell as Player of the Week and Johnson City Cardinals right-handed pitcher Michael YaSenka as Pitcher of the Week. Both awards recognize these players’ performances for games during the week of July 8-14.

Bell, 22, earned Player of the Week Honors following a phenomenal 6-game stretch. Bell batted .429, had a double, 3 home runs, and drove in 12 runs. Chad Bell was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2019 MLB Draft in the 19th round out of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

YaSenka, 21, earned Pitcher of the Week Honors after pitching five hitless innings on Saturday. Over those 5 innings YaSenka surrendered just two walks and struck out 8 batters. YaSenka was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2019 MLB Draft in the 17th round out of Eastern Illinois University.

By Joshua Gupton / Appalachian League