New Hampshire Hardball

Capra named Player of the Week

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MANCHESTER – New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) third baseman Vinny Capra has been named Double-A Northeast League Player of the Week for the period of July 12-18.

During the Fisher Cats’ 4-2 road series win over the Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies) last week at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, Capra hit .455 with two home runs, three doubles, two triples, nine RBI, and a blistering 1.584 OPS in six games.

Capra drove in all nine of those runs during the first two games of the series. He went 4-for-5 on Tuesday with a double, a triple, and five RBI. On Wednesday, Capra hit a pair of two run homers — one in the eighth and one in the ninth — to power New Hampshire to a comeback win.

The Blue Jays’ 20th round pick (2018) out of the University of Richmond is enjoying a breakout season in his second year with the Fisher Cats. Through 40 games, he’s batting .372 with a career-high six home runs, along with 10 doubles, four triples, and a 1.093 OPS.

This is New Hampshire’s second Player of the Week honor in 2021, as Capra joins catcher Gabriel Moreno as the only other Fisher Cat to receive the award this year.

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