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Astros announce Minor League Players of Month

The Astros player development department has named the following Players of the Month for August:

Triple A-Round Rock: Left-hander Polin Trinidad posted a 3-3 record and a 5.08 ERA in six games, including five starts, in August to earn Round Rock Pitcher of the Month honors. This marks his second monthly award this season and first at the Triple A level.
Infielder Chris Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Month after hitting .333 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs. He slugged .620 during the month, while posting a .376 on-base percentage.
Infielder Jason Smith received his second consecutive Defensive Player of the Month award after recording a .994 fielding percentage in 71 games on the infield this season.

Double AA-Corpus Christi: Before being recalled by Houston on Aug. 28, right-hander Wilton Lopez posted a 1.23 ERA and a 2-2 record in August. During the month, he struck out 22 hitters and walked only four en route to being named the Pitcher of the Month for the Hooks.
Outfielder Andrew Locke was named Offensive Player of the Month for the fourth time this season and for the second consecutive month, after hitting .391 with 19 runs scored, eight doubles, four homers and 14 RBIs. Locke had his season cut short because of injury, but finished his 2009 campaign with a .338 average (170×503), 20 home runs and 109 RBI.
Outfielder Nick Moresi‘s .972 fielding percentage while playing 51 games in the outfield this season earned him the Defensive Player of the Month title for Corpus Christi.

Class A Advanced Lancaster: JetHawks Pitcher of the Month, left-hander Shane Wolf, owned a 2-1 record and a 4.05 ERA and tossed one complete game in five starts in August. Catcher Koby Clemens had 18 extra-base hits, including nine doubles and seven home runs, while driving in 31 RBIs in 27 games en route to receiving the Offensive Player of the Month award. Through 112 games with Lancaster this season, Clemens had a California League-leading 118 RBIs.
The Defensive Player of the Month was outfielder Brandon Barnes, who has posted a .977 fielding percentage in 58 games in the outfield this season.

Class A Lexington: Right-hander Brian Wabick won his second Pitcher of the Month award this season after finishing August with a 2-1 record and a 1.50 ERA in 10 relief appearances for Lexington. He also won the award in June.
Outfielder Brian Pelligrini was named Offensive Player of the Month for the third time this season after hitting .262 with six doubles, six home runs and 17 RBIs in 30 games with the Legends. Infielder Brandon Wikoff received Defensive Player of the Month honors after recording a .974 fielding percentage in 34 games at shortstop this season.

Short-Season A Tri-City: Right-hander Robert Donovan was named Pitcher of the Month for Tri-City after going 1-1 with a 1.15 ERA in six games, including three starts. IF Barry Butera hit .358, had a .408 on-base percentage and hit eight doubles to earn the club’s Offensive Player of the Month honor. The Defensive Player of the Month went to infielder Nicholas Stanley after he compiled a .992 fielding percentage through 57 games at first base this season.

Rookie Level Greeneville: Right-hander Jose Cisnero went 1-1 record with a 3.18 ERA, while striking out 37 hitters in six starts to earn his second consecutive Pitcher of the Month honors for Greeneville. Offensive Player of the Month honors were earned by infielder Aaron Bray, who hit .300 with a .398 on-base percentage and nine RBIs in 23 games. Outfielder Grant Hogue was named the Defensive Player of the Month for the second time this season after collecting a .961 fielding percentage in 53 games in Greeneville’s outfield.

Rookie Level Gulf Coast League: Right-hander John Frawley earned Pitcher of the Month for the Astros Gulf Coast League affiliate after posting a 2-0 record with one save and a 0.90 ERA in seven relief appearances. Infielder Kody Hinze was named the Offensive Player of the Month because of his .478 on-base percentage in 17 games in August. Defensive Player of the Month went to IF Brandon Wilkerson, who played in 40 games on the Astros’ infield.

Rookie Level Dominican Summer League: Right-hander Jose Perdomo posted a 1.93 ERA in three starts to earn Pitcher of the Month honors for the DSL Astros. The Offensive and Defensive Player of the Month honors were awarded to IF Raymer Lopez, who hit .295 while posting a .923 fielding percentage in 34 games on the infield.
 

Norris, Trinidad lead way in Minors

The Astros player development department has named the following Players of the Month for June:
 
Triple-A Round Rock: RHP Bud Norris posted a 1-1 record and a 0.96 ERA in four starts in June to earn Round Rock Pitcher of the Month honors. On the season, Norris currently leads the Pacific Coast League in ERA (2.52) and strikeouts (92). C J.R. Towles was named Offensive Player of the Month after hitting .256 (11-for-43) with 12 walks and a .441 on-base percentage in the month. OF Yordany Ramirez received the Defensive Player of the Month after recording a .990 fielding percentage in 76 games in the outfield this season.
 
Double-A Corpus Christi: After posting a 0.72 ERA and a 3-2 record in June, LHP Polin Trinidad was named Pitcher of the Month for the Hooks. His 7-5 record with one save and a 2.94 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) with Corpus this season earned him a promotion to Triple A Round Rock in early July. IF Wladimir Sutil was named Offensive Player of the Month after hitting .312 (34-for-109) with 16 runs scored, eight doubles and nine RBI. IF Drew Meyer‘s.974 fielding percentage while playing 78 games in the infield at second base (64), shortstop (12) and third base (two) this season earned him the Defensive Player of the Month title for Corpus Christi.
 
Class A Advanced Lancaster: JetHawks Pitcher of the Month LHP Fernando Abad owned a 1-0 record with one save a 1.06 ERA in seven games in June. OF Jon Gaston hit .311 (33-for-106) with 16 extra-base hits, including nine doubles and four home runs, while driving in 21 RBI en route to receiving his second consecutive Offensive Player of the Month award. The Defensive Player of the Month was OF J.B. Shuck, who has posted a .982 fielding percentage in 73 games in the outfield this season.
 
Class A Lexington: Pitcher of the Month RHP Brian Wabick finished the month with a 2-0 record and a 2.76 ERA in six games (one start) for Lexington. OF Brian Pellegrini was named Offensive Player of the Month for the second consecutive month after hitting .437 (38-for-87) with nine home runs and 26 RBI in 24 games with the Legends. OF Jay Austin received Defensive Player of the Month honors after recording a .985 fielding percentage in 63 games in the outfield this season.
 
Rookie Level Dominican Summer League: RHP Leonardo Alayon posted a 4-0 record with one save and a 1.88 ERA in eight games to earn Pitcher of the Month honors for the DSL Astros. The Offensive Player of the Month honor was awarded to OF Ricardo Heredia, who hit .370 (17-for-46) with nine RBI and a .473 on-base percentage. IF Hector Rodriguez earned the Defensive Player of the Month for the Astros after posting a .915 fielding percentage in 24 games at shortstop and third base this season.
 

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