For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                       
July 30, 2017                                                                                 
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Pacific Coast League announced Monday that Albuquerque infielder Ryan McMahon and Las Vegas right-hander Jonathan Albaladejo have been named the Player and Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 24-30.

McMahon recorded hits in all six games he played, including four with multiple knocks, to help keep the Isotopes only a game behind division-leading Salt Lake. He ranked among PCL weekly leaders in batting average (.520, 2nd), total bases (23, 2nd), hits (12, t-2nd), extra-base hits (5, t-3rd) and RBI (8, t-5th). Additionally, McMahon hit two home runs, scored five runs and tallied more walks (3) than strikeouts (2).

The Rockies farmhand started off the week with a pair of hits to lift the ‘Topes to a win – and four-game series split – against the Bees. He proceeded to reach base three times, twice with hits and once with a walk, driving in two in a win over Omaha. The following night, in another victory over the Storm Chasers, he fell a double shy of the cycle, recording four hits and three RBI. In the series opener against the I-Cubs, and in his last multi-hit effort of the week, McMahon had three hits – a single, double and home run – with two RBI.

McMahon, only in his second month with Albuquerque, has already had a decorated Triple-A career. Following a June 1 promotion, he was the PCL’s June Player of the Month after hitting .427 (50-for-117) with seven home runs and 28 RBI. He was also the League’s Player of the Week for the period of June 12-18 after posting the highest slugging percentage (1.296) and OPS (1.883) among affiliated professional players. McMahon has played in 50 games with the Isotopes and hit .390 (83-for-213) with 11 home runs and 45 RBI. He entered the season as the Rockies’ No. 9 prospect, according to Baseball America. The 22-year-old was a second-round pick of Colorado in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Making his first appearances in the affiliated ranks in four years, Albaladejo didn’t allow a run over 11.1 innings with 10 strikeouts, giving up eight hits and three walks. After signing with the Mets on July 25, Albaladejo worked the final 4.1 innings of relief for the 51s that night at Nashville. He retired 12 of the 17 hitters he faced, striking out two. Albaladejo got the start four days later against division-leading Colorado Springs at Cashman Field and worked seven shutout innings. The 34-year-old gave up only four hits, two walks and punched out eight, four coming in succession. He got six groundball outs compared to one flyball out and threw 59 of his 84 pitches for strikes.

Along with pitching for five MLB organizations, Albaladejo has seen action in Japanese, Mexican and Independent Leagues in his 17-year career. The righty started the year with the non-affiliated Bridgeport Bluefish and made 16 starts, going 7-6 with a 4.44 ERA (99.1 IP, 49 ER). The year prior, his first with Bridgeport, he was the Atlantic League’s Pitcher of the Year; Albaladejo went 15-6 with a 4.07 ERA (172.2 IP, 78 ER). He has made 66 career MLB relief appearances with the Nationals (2007), Yankees (2008-10) and Diamondbacks (2012), pitching to a 4.34 ERA across 76.2 innings. Albaladejo last pitched with an MLB organization in 2013 for the Marlins’ New Orleans Zephyrs. This is his third career Pitcher of the Week, having also been honored twice in 2010 with the International League’s RailRiders.


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