From a Mississippi Braves Press Release:
The Mississippi Braves are proud to announce that RHP Kris Medlen has been named the Southern League's Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 12th.
Medlen continued his seamless transition from reliever to starter with a 2.08 ERA and a league-leading 16 strikeouts in two outings during the week. The 22-year-old Medlen allowed just four hits and struck out a career-high 10 batters in seven innings of an eventual 4-3 victory against Chattanooga on July 7.
Five days later, he gave up five hits and recorded six strikeouts in six innings of a 2-0 win at Jacksonville. That triumph enabled the Braves to enter the All-Star break with a one-game lead atop the South Division's second-half standings.
A closer to begin his professional career, Medlen made 77 relief appearances before his first career start on June 5. In eight starts, the native of Norwalk, CA has gone 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 43 innings.
I've always liked Medlen, and his transition to starting has been a fantastic story to watch.