G-Braves Mejia named IL batter of week

Ernesto Mejia

Ernesto Mejia

It’s hard to start a season hotter than Ernesto Mejia.

And after an opening week where the Gwinnett Braves first baseman hit .308 including four home runs and seven RBIs, the International League honored him as its batter of the week.

Mejia’s powerful starts gave him 55 homers as a G-Brave, propelling him into the franchise lead past Stefan Gartrell. This is the first IL weekly batter honor for Gwinnett since Mejia was honored in 2012 during his rookie of the year season.

Gwinnett continues its opening road trip this week at Norfolk through Thursday before coming home to Coolray Field for its home opener Friday at 7 p.m. against the same Durham Bulls Mejia dominated over the weekend.