Minor League Players of Month for May
The Astros player development has named the following Players of the Month for May: Oklahoma City: LHP Xavier Cedeno, IF Mike Hessman, OF Brad Snyder; Corpus Christi: RHP Ross Seaton, IF Jonathan Singleton, IF Andrew Simunic; Lancaster: RHP Tyson Perez, OF George Springer, IF Jonathan Meyer; Lexington: LHP Luis Cruz, IF Matt Duffy, C Roberto Pena. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.
Triple A Oklahoma City
LHP Xavier Cedeno, Pitcher of the Month: 1-0, 0.63 ERA (1ER/14.1IP), 14 SO, .184 (9×49) opponents avg. in 11 appearances in May
IF Mike Hessman, Offensive Player of the Month: .338 (24×71), 16 R, 3 2B, 8 HR, 17 RBI, 12 BB in 23 games in May
OF Brad Snyder, Defensive Player of the Month: 36 games in the OF, 1.000 FP (0E/59TC)
Notes: Xavier Cedeno has compiled a 2-0 record to go along with a 0.42 ERA (1ER/21.1IP) and 20 strikeouts in 17 overall appearances this season at Oklahoma City…had his contract purchased by Houston on May 29 to take the roster spot of the DL’d LHP Fernando Abad…has held Triple A lefties to a .029 (1×34) batting average this year…Mike Hessman was named the PCL Player of the Week after going 9×17 (.529 average) with five homers and three doubles over five games during the week of May 14-20…Brad Snyder has not committed an error in 59 total chances and 36 games in the outfield…has played 22 games in right field this season.
Double A Corpus Christi
RHP Ross Seaton, Pitcher of the Month: 3-1, 2.70 ERA (11ER/36.2IP), 16 SO in 6 starts in May
IF Jonathan Singleton, Offensive Player of the Month: .281 (27×96), 20 R, 3 2B, 7 HR, 24 RBI, .400 OBP in 27 games in May
IF Andrew Simunic, Defensive Player of the Month: 45 games, 37 at 3B, .979 FP (3E/142TC), 96 assists this season
Notes: Ross Seaton posted a 3-1 record with a 2.70 ERA during six starts in May…had quality starts in each of his final five outings in the month…Jonathan Singleton, who was acquired by the Astros organization as part of the Hunter Pence deal, blasted seven homers to go along with 24 RBI and a .400 on-base percentage during the month of May…he was named the Texas League Player of the Week after his 12-hit (12×24), four-home run week over six games from May 21-27…the lefty has hit at a .358 (44×123) clip with nine home runs against right-handed pitching this year…Andrew Simunic has put up a .979 fielding percentage in 45 games this season…in 37 games at 3B has committed just three errors.
Class A Advanced Lancaster
RHP Tyson Perez, Pitcher of the Month: 3-1, 3.90 ERA (14ER/32.1IP), 20 SO, 5 BB, 1CG in 5 starts in May
OF George Springer, Offensive Player of the Month: .324 (36×111), 26 R, 3 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 7 SB, .382 OBP in 26 games in May
IF Jonathan Meyer, Defensive Player of the Month: 50 games at 3B, .957 FP (7E/164TC), 107 assists this season
Notes: Tyson Perez has started five games this season, all in May, and has posted a 3-1 record with a 3.90 ERA (14ER/32.1IP)…was named the California League Pitcher of the Week for May 14-20 after hurling a one-run, two-hit complete game at Inland Empire…athe17th-round pick in 2011 won his first three starts of the season with Lancaster…George Springer scored 26 times, collected 14 extra-base hits and swiped seven bags with Lancaster during the month of May…last year’s 11th overall pick was named the California League Player of the Week during his 12×23 (.522 average), five home run tear in seven games during the week of May 7-13…Jonathan Meyer has been named a Defensive Player of the Month in the Astros system for the sixth time in his four-year career and the second time this season…has posted a .957 fielding percentage in 50 games as Lancaster’s everyday third baseman.
Class A Lexington
LHP Luis Cruz, Pitcher of the Month: 4-0, 1.85 ERA (8ER/39IP), 33 SO, 10 BB .235 opponents avg. (35×149) in 6 starts in May
IF Matt Duffy, Offensive Player of the Month: .343 (37×108), 18 R, 11 2B, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 11 BB in 28 games in May
C Roberto Pena, Defensive Player of the Month: 32 games at C, .990 FP (3E/312TC)
Notes: Luis Cruz went undefeated (4-0) in six May starts, posting a 1.85 ERA…has posted quality starts in six of his eight total starts…Cruz currently ranks T-2nd in the South Atlantic League with 63.1 innings pitched…Matt Duffy hit safely in 21 of his 28 games in May…has hit at a .316 (66×209) clip with eight homers this year…Roberto Pena has committed just three errors in his 32 games at catcher this season.