Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) catcher Mitch Garver is the Twins minor league Player of the Week. Garver appeared in six games for the Lookouts, hitting .455 (10-for-22) with four doubles, one home run, five RBI and six walks. Garver has played 68 games for Chattanooga this season, hitting .282 (71-for-252) with 18 doubles, eight home runs, 48 RBI and 35 walks.
In his senior year at New Mexico Garver hit .390 with 68 RBI in 59 games and stole 12 bases. The Albuquerque, NM native was drafted by the Twins in the ninth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of New Mexico and signed for a reported $40,000. Garver was one of four catchers drafted and signed in 2013 by the Twins, the others were Stuart Turner (3rd round), Brian Navarreto (6th round) and Alex Swim (22nd round).