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Fresno Grizzlies Justin Christian Named PCL Player Of The Week

Outfielder Justin Christian was one of the last players to be sent to Fresno after his solid start in spring training, but he's making the most of his time with the Fresno Grizzlies, earning the Pacific Coast League's Player of the Week award for his outstanding performance April 8-15.

The 32 year old Christian, is currently leading all of professional baseball with a .553 (21-for-39) batting average thus far for the Grizz, as well as a league-leading on-base percentage (.595), slugging percentage (.816) and doubles (7). He has a double in his each of hid last six games, while sporting a seven game hitting streak to boot. His 21 hits leave him tied with Tony Abreu of Omaha for the best in the league.

Christian was a late season call up for San Francisco last season, making stops at high-AA, AAA and the major leagues last season. His 14 homers and 73 RBI were career-high's for him in 2011, and is off to a great start in 2012, leading Fresno to 10-4 record, tied atop the PCL south with the A's AAA-affiliate Sacramento River Cats.

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