Mets' prospect John Mora of the Savanah Sand Gnats has been named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week. The young outfielder posted a .522 batting average (12-for-23) with four doubles, a triple, and a home run in six games from July 20 through July 26.
This is Mora's first season in Savannah after splitting time last season between the Rookie League with the Gulf Coast League Mets and the Low-A Brooklyn Cyclones. It's been a productive 2015 to date for Mora, as the 22-year-old is hitting .276/.366/.430 in 90 games this year with the Sand Gnats. His 89 hits have him tied for the team lead.
Mora has been in the Mets' organization since being signed by the team out of the Dominican Republic in 2012. He spent two years playing for the Mets in the Dominican Summer League before being promoted to Brooklyn in 2014. Mora is a lifetime .289/.383/.403 hitter in four professional seasons. This is the first time that Mora has received this honor, though he's the third different Sand Gnat to be awarded Player of the Week this season.