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June Minor League Players of the Month

By Rachel Frey

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Pitcher of the Month: RHP David Carpenter. Carpenter was called up to the Astros on June 29, but during his time in Oklahoma CIty he earned six saves, and did not give up any runs over 12 innings pitched. He struck out 14 and only walked four batters.

Offensive Player of the Month: OF Brian Bogusevic. Bogusevic also joined the Astros active roster on June 29, but while he was a RedHawk, he batted .284 with five doubles and one homerun. He also drove in 16 RBI over 27 games.

Defensive Player of the Month: OF Drew Locke. Locke played 60 games in the outfield without any errors, and made three assists in 102 total chances.

Double-A Corpus Christi

Pitcher of the Month: LHP Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel had a 3-2 record and 2.18 ERA over 33 innings pitched. He struck out 22 batters and opponents batted for a  .207 average against him. He was also a 2011 Texas League All-Star.

Offensive Player of the Month: IF Jose Altuve. Altuve was on May’s Player of the Month list for his accomplishments at Class A Lancaster. Following his promotion on June 1, he has a .364 batting average with seven doubles, three triples, and three home runs. He was recently selected to appear in the 2011 MLB Futures Game on July 10.

Defensive Player of the Month: OF Jacob Goebbert. Goebbert has appeared in 53 games in the outfield and at first base, and only recorded four errors in 123 total chances. He also has nine assists.

Class A Advanced Lancaster

Pitcher of the Month: RHP Chris Hicks. Hicks made six relief appearances in June, during which he struck out 15 batters. He had a 1.64 ERA through 11 innings pitched, and opposing batters had a .150 batting average against him.

Offensive Player of the Month: IF Kody Hinze. Hinze batted .357 with four doubles, eight home runs, and 25 RBI in 23 games. He was on the California League All-Star team, and has just been promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi on July 5.

Defensive Player of the Month: IF Jonathan Meyer. Meyer has started 70 games in the infield and committed 12 errors in 205 total chances. He has also made 145 assists this season.

Class A Lexington

Pitcher of the Month: RHP Ruben Alaniz. Alaniz had a 2.28 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 5 starts during June. He leads the team with 69 strikeouts this season. Opposing batters had a .198 batting average when he was pitching.

Offensive Player of the Month: OF Emilio King. King scored 14 runs with a .289 batting average and 11 RBI in 24 games. He has a .330 batting average for the season, which leads the team.

Defensive Player of the Month: IF Tyler Burnett. Burnett has played 55 games at first base, while only committing nine errors in 463 total changes. He has also turned 38 double plays.

Dominican Summer League

Pitcher of the Month: RHP Kelvin Santana. Santana had a 1-0 record with 1 save and 0.00 ERA over 5.1 innings pitched. He also struck out 8 batters.

Offensive Player of the Month: C Franny Polanco. Polanco had a .361 batting average with two doubles, and eight RBI over 20 games. He ranks seventh in the Dominican Summer League.

Defensive Player of the Month: IF Yoel Silfa. During 29 games in the infield, he has made 12 errors in 96 total catches. He has started at second base, third base, and shortstop, and turned 12 double plays.

Wallace, Mier, Bailey named SAL All-Stars

By Rachel Frey

The Lexington Legends’ C Chris Wallace, SS Jiovanni Mier and OF Adam Bailey were recently named to the South Atlantic All-Star team. Wallace is batting .301, with a team-high 42 RBIs. Mier is batting .257 with 13 doubles and 5 triples. Bailey is batting .313, with a team-high 13 home runs.


In other Minor League news…

Triple-A Oklahoma City won their game against Omaha, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, on June 9, 4-3. RHP Nelson Figueroa got the win and RHP David Carpenter earned the save. Carpenter was called up May 11, and since then has pitched 11 innings with 0.00 ERA, 10 strikeouts, and is 4-for-4 in save opportunities. CF Brandon Barnes is leading the team in triples (4), home runs (8) and has a .232 batting average through 155 plate appearances. The RedHawks have a 25-35 record, and will face the Storm Chasers again tonight.

The Corpus Christi Hooks are 21-37 and lost Thursday’s game to Midland 6-4. They will play Midland again tonight. 2B Brandon Wikoff is batting .395 over the course of 39 games and has only struck out 6 times. RHP Jonathan Anstil is on the Texas League leaderboard with 63 strikeouts in 61.1 innings pitched.

Lancaster lost a close game to the Inland Empire 66ers, 3-2 on June 9. 1B Kody Hinze was named the California League Player of the Week, for the week of May 30 through June 5. He is the first Lancaster player this season to earn this honor. He has a .338 batting average, with 14 home runs and 51 walks. CF Jay Austin is leading the JetHawks in triples, with a .267 batting average through 52 games (225 at bats). RHP Jose Cisnero has the 2nd highest strikeout per nine innings pitched ratio, with 65 strikeouts in 53 innings.

The Dominican Summer League Astros are six games into their season, and have a 3-3 record. On June 9, they beat the DSL Yankees(2) 5-3. 3B Darwin Riviera is leading the DSL in batting, with a .474 batting average through 19 at bats. LHP Yeudy Perdomo leads the team in strikeouts with nine through 9 innings pitched, and has a 1.13 ERA.

The Tri-City ValleyCats begin their season on Friday, June 17, and the Greeneville Astros will begin their season on June 24.

Rachel Frey is the Social Media and Broadcasting Intern for the Houston Astros. She studies Public Relations at The University of Texas at Austin, where she spends most of her time attending Texas Football & Baseball games. Connect with Rachel on her Twitter account:@RachelFrey or on her MLBlog, A Temporary Perspective.