Pointstreak, the official statistician of the Can-Am League, has announced that Quebec Capitales INF Yordan Manduley was named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending June 11.
Manduley sizzled over a six-game stretch when the Holguin, Cuba, native hit .414 (12-for-29), collecting three doubles and two RBI. He began his week on Tuesday at the Trois-Rivieres Aigles, going 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI in an impressive 23-1 win. The victory set a Can-Am League record for runs in a game, and the Capitales also set a record with 24 hits. Quebec scored 15 more runs in a 15-10 win Wednesday, and Manduley went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk and four runs scored. Thursday saw the Capitales return home to battle the Ottawa Champions in a four-game series. In the opener, Manduley was 1-for-4 with a run scored in a narrow 4-3 win. Quebec won 8-4 on Friday, and Manduley delivered another three-hit game. He finished with a line of 3-for-5, scoring a run. Despite a loss Saturday and Sunday, Manduley still turned in 1-for-4 and 2-for-5 performances, respectively. His hit Saturday was a double.
Manduley was hitting as high as .420 on the season, and has racked up five doubles and five RBI. 2017 marks the Cuban’s third year with Quebec, a tenure that began in 2015 with a .269 average in 63 games. He was limited to just two games in 2016, but has bounced back with authority in 2017. Prior to playing in the Can-Am League, Manduley played for 11 seasons in his native Cuba.