Gamboa went 7-for-19 (.368) for Clearwater, banging out three extra-base hits, two RBI, drawing five walks and struck out just one time on his way to taking the weekly honor. In five games during the week, he posted a 1.132 OPS.
On the season, Gamboa is hitting .250 in 17 games with the Threshers. He has drawn nine walks in 74 plate appearances while striking out 13 times. He has posted a .342 on-base percentage and a 1.092 OPS. Defensively, he has made just one error in 67 chances at shortstop for a .985 fielding percentage.
The 20-year old native of Venezuela was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on July 17, 2014.
Suarez was honored by the Eastern League as their Pitcher of the Week for his performance. The 22-year old posted a 1.20 ERA and struck out 12 batters in 15 innings without issuing a walk in his two starts during the week. Opponents hit just .218 against him last week.
Suarez has started four games this season for Reading and is 1-1 with a 4.13 ERA. In 24 innings he has issued just three walks – he has also hit two batters and thrown two wild pitches – while striking out 19.
The Phillies signed the left-hander as an amateur free agent on April 1, 2012.