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After becoming the first organization since Pittsburgh in 2003 to have six Minor League teams make the playoffs, the Astros’ player development department also announced August’s Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Month at their eight Minor League affiliates. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.
At Triple-A Oklahoma City, LHP Eric Berger earned Pitcher of the Month honors after going 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA, 22 strikeouts and a .122 opponent’s batting average in 11 games (one start) in August. The 27-year-old lefty was acquired by the Astros from the Indians in exchange for C Chris Wallace on April 14. IF Brandon Laird was named OKC’s Player of the Month after hitting .306 with six doubles, four homers, 24 RBIs and a .366 on-base percentage in 29 August games. Laird’s 33 doubles ranked tied for fourth in the PCL this year.
At Double-A Corpus Christi, RHP Jonas Dufek was named Pitcher of the Month while IF Erik Castro was named the Hooks Player of the Month. Dufek led the Texas League with six wins in the month of August, posting a 6-0 record with a 0.61 ERA, three saves, 14 strikeouts and just one walk in 11 games. A ninth-round pick, he posted a combined 3.19 ERA this year between Lancaster (36 games) and Corpus Christi (14 games) in his first season in a relief role. Castro hit .340 with eight doubles, four homers, 17 RBIs and a .980 OPS in 27 games in August. He finished third in the Texas League with an .848 OPS.
At Class A Lancaster, Pitcher of the Month was LHP Colton Cain, as the Waxahachie, Texas, native went 3-0 with a 3.24 ERA and 22 strikeouts in five August starts. Cain was acquired from the Pirates in the Wandy Rodriguez trade in July of 2012. IF Delino DeShields was named the club’s Player of the Month after hitting .349 with nine doubles, 15 stolen bases and a .907 OPS in 25 games in August. DeShields finished third in the California League in hitting (.313) and runs scored (100), and second in OBP (.405), stolen bases (51) and triples (14).
At Class A Quad Cities, LHP Brian Holmes received Pitcher of the Month honors while IF Rio Ruiz took home Player of the Month honors for the second consecutive month. Holmes went 2-0 and allowed just two earned runs in 23 2/3 innings with 21 strikeouts across four starts in August. Ruiz hit .298 with five homers, 19 RBIs and a .558 slugging percentage in 28 games in August. He was one of the Midwest League’s premier hitters over the second half of the season, as he posted a .291 average with 20 doubles, eight homers and an .876 OPS from July through the end of the season.
At short-season Tri-City, RHP Gonzalo Sanudo earned Pitcher of the Month award after not allowing a run in 13 innings in August, striking out 20 with just one walk. Sanudo was acquired by the Astros from the Twins in exchange for OF Mike Kvasnicka on March 25, and walked just four batters while striking out 51 in 38 2/3 combined innings between Corpus Christi, Tri-City and Greeneville this season. IF Conrad Gregor hit .324 with 17 RBIs and a .372 on-base percentage in 27 games in August en route to getting named the club’s Player of the Month. Gregor was taken by the Astros in the fourth round of the 2013 draft out of Vanderbilt.
At rookie-league Greeneville, RHP Raul Rivera and IF Chase McDonald were named the Pitcher and Player of the Month, respectively. Rivera didn’t allow an earned run and struck out 11 strikeouts and walked one 11 2/3 innings in August, while McDonald hit .265 with four doubles, a triple, two homers and 17 RBIs in 24 games during the month.
At Gulf Coast League Astros, RHP Joe Musgrove was named the Pitcher of the Month after putting up a 1.96 ERA with 17 strikeouts in six outings in August. IF Yonathan Mejia took home Player of the Month honors for the second straight month, as he hit at a .292 clip with 11 doubles and 14 RBIs in 29 August games. Mejia finished fifth in the GCL with a .324 batting average and led the league in doubles (19) and total bases (97).
For the Dominican Summer League Astros, RHP Angel Heredia was named the Pitcher of the Month and OF Brauly Mejia was named the Player of the Month. Heredia saved six games and gave up one earned run in 10 1/3 innings in August (0.87 ERA). He finished tied for third in the DSL with 13 saves. Mejia hit .297 with a .375 OBP in 18 games during the month.
The Astros player development department has named the following Players of the Month for August: Oklahoma City: LHP Brett Oberholtzer, OF Jimmy Paredes, C Carlos Corporan; Corpus Christi: RHP Paul Clemens, OF Jake Goebbert, IF Ben Orloff; Lancaster: RHP Nick Tropeano, OF Domingo Santana; C Carlos Perez; Lexington: RHP Mike Foltynewicz, OF Brandon Meredith, IF Nolan Fontana; Tri-City: RHP Lance Day, OF Preston Tucker, C Tyler Heineman; Greeneville: RHP Daniel Minor, IF Brian Blasik; Gulf Coast League: RHP Edison Frias, IF Juan Santana, OF Teoscar Hernandez; Dominican Summer League: LHP Edwin Villarroel, IF Luis Reynoso, C Pedro Coa. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.
Triple A Oklahoma City
*LHP Brett Oberholtzer, Pitcher of the Month: 1-4, 2.68 ERA (12ER/40.1IP), 34 SO, 7 BB, in 6 starts in August
*IF Jimmy Paredes, Offensive Player of the Month: .293 (29×99), 14 R, 9 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 6 SB, .485 SLG in 23 games in August
*C Carlos Corporan, Defensive Player of the Month: 67 games at catcher, .998 FP (1E/446TC), .444 CS% (28CS/63ATT)
Notes: Brett Oberholtzer posted a 2.68 ERA in six August starts…threw 5 straight quality starts to end the month and did not allow more than two runs in each of those 5 starts for a 2.02 ERA (8ER/35.2IP)…walked just 7 batters in his 40.1 innings pitched…Jimmy Paredes earned his 2nd consecutive OKC Offensive Player of the Month award after hitting .293 with a .485 slugging percentage in the month of August…the switch-hitter had 9 multi-hit games during the month, including his 6th 4-hit performance of the year on August 3 at Tacoma…hit .318 (161×507) with 28 doubles, 13 homers, 59 RBI and 37 stolen bases in 124 total games for the RedHawks this season before getting promoted to the Astros’ Major League club…ranked T-1st in the PCL in steals, 2nd in hits and total bases (242) and 3rd in runs scored (92) at the time of his callup…Carlos Corporan has made just 1 error in 446 total chances for a .998 fielding percentage in 67 games at catcher this season…his .444 caught stealing percentage (28CS/63ATT) leads the PCL among catchers with at least 60 stolen base attempts.
Double A Corpus Christi
*RHP Paul Clemens,Pitcher of the Month: 3-2, 3.09 ERA (12ER/35.0IP), 30 SO, 10 BB, .254 (34×134) opp. avg. in 6 starts in August
*OF Jake Goebbert, Offensive Player of the Month: .389 (28×72), 17 R, 5 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 12 BB 1.082 OPS in 26 games in August
*IF Ben Orloff, Defensive Player of the Month: 38 games at shortstop, .981 FP (3E/162TC), 21 double plays
Notes: Paul Clemens went 3-2 with a 3.09 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 6 starts in July…has been a key part of the Hooks’ playoff push as the club has won 4 of his 7 total starts…Jake Goebbert hit .389 with a .471 on-base percentage and a .611 slugging percentage in August, leading the Texas League in all three categories during the month…the 2009 13th round pick posted a .335 batting average (56×167) in the 2nd half this season…hehas hit .290 or better in each of the last 3 seasons in the Astros’ minor league system…Ben Orloff has a .981 fielding percentage in 38 games at shortstop for Corpus Christi this season…Orloff was named Lancaster’s Defensive Player of the Month in June.
Class A Advanced Lancaster
*RHP Nick Tropeano, Pitcher of the Month: 4-0, 2.15 ERA (9ER/37.2IP), 35 SO, 8 BB, .246 (35×142) opp. avg. in 6 starts in August
*OF Domingo Santana, Offensive Player of the Month: .333 (35×105), 26 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 16 BB .973 OPS in 29 games in August
*C Carlos Perez, Defensive Player of the Month: 26 games at catcher, .996 FP (1E/228TC), .467 CS% (14CS/30ATT)
Notes: Nick Tropeano went undefeated with a 2.15 ERA in 6 starts with Lancaster in August…led the league in ERA among pitchers with at least 5 starts, ranked 3rd in innings pitched and 6th in strikeouts during the month…5 of his 6 outings in the month were quality starts…in 12 total starts with Lancaster this year, he is 6-3 with a 3.31 ERA (26ER/70.2IP) and 69 punchouts…Domingo Santana hit at a .333 clip with a .449 on-base percentage and .524 slugging percentage during August…was named the California League Player of the Week for the week of August 27 to September 3, after hitting .484 (15×31) with 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 7 RBI during the week…hit a homer in 3 straight games from August 31 to September 2… for the season, is hitting .302 (138×457) with 26 doubles, 3 triples, 23 homers and 97 RBI…his .921 OPS ranks 7th in the California League…entered the season as the youngest
player in the league at 19 years old (turned 20 on August 5)…Carlos Perez has made just 1 error in 228 total chances for a .996 fielding percentage…has thrown out 14 of 30 attempted base stealers.
Class A Lexington
*RHP Mike Foltynewicz, Pitcher of the Month: 2-0, 1.99 ERA (5ER/22.2IP), 25 SO, 11 BB, .210 (17×81) opp. avg. in 4 starts in August
*OF Brandon Meredith, Offensive Player of the Month: .280 (21×75), 16 R, 5 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 10 BB, .533 SLG in 20 games in August
*IF Nolan Fontana,Defensive Player of the Month: 48 games at shortstop, .974 FP (6E/135TC), 33 double plays
Notes: Mike Foltynewicz is Lexington’s Pitcher of the Month for the 3rd time this season…was named the South Atlantic League’s Most Outstanding Pitcher for 2012…went 2-0 with a 1.99 ERA in 4 August starts…struck out 25 batters in 22.2 innings pitched…did not allow a run over 3 starts and 19.0 innings from August 6-21… struck out a career-high 10 batters in 6.0 innings on August 21 against Greensboro…posted a 14-4 record with a 3.14 ERA (53ER/152.0IP) and 125 strikeouts this season…ranked T-1st in the SAL in wins, 2nd in innings pitched, and 4th in ERA…owns the most career wins in Lexington history with 19 victories…Brandon Meredith hit at a .280 clip with 5 doubles and 4 homers in August…posted a .318 (61×192) average and hit 14 of his 15 total homers in the 2nd half…led the SAL in homers in the 2nd half, posting a .630 slugging percentage…Nolan Fontana posted a .974 fielding percentage in 48 games at shortstop this season for Lexington.
Short Season Class A Tri-City
*RHP Lance Day, Pitcher of the Month: 4-1, 2.97 ERA (6ER/30.0IP), 19 SO, 4 BB, .239 (28×117) opp. avg. in 5 starts in August
*OF Preston Tucker, Offensive Player of the Month: .352 (38×108), 24 R, 6 2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 10 BB, 1.012 OPS in 27 games in August
*C Tyler Heineman,Defensive Player of the Month: 36 games at catcher, .997 FP (1E/308TC), .406 CS% (13CS/32ATT)
Notes: Lance Day earned 4 wins with a 2.97 ERA during 5 August starts…fanned 19 batters as opposed to just 4 walks…the undrafted free agent is 6-1 with a 2.73 ERA (16ER/52.2IP) in 11 appearances (8 starts) this year for Tri-City…Preston Tucker hit .352 with a .410 on-base percentage and a .602 slugging percentage in 27 games in August…had a 15-game hitting streak from August 10-26…hitting .327 (53×162) with 8 homers this year for Tri-City…Tyler Heineman has made just 1 error in 308 total chances for a .997 fielding percentage…has thrown out 13 of 32 attempted base stealers.
Rookie Level Greeneville
*RHP Daniel Minor, Pitcher of the Month: 3-0, 0.35 ERA (1ER/26.0IP), 25 SO, 2 BB, .135 (12×89) opp. avg. in 4 starts in August
*IF Brian Blasik, Offensive Player of the Month: .329 (27×82), 12 R, 3 2B, 2 3B, 17 RBI in 21 games in August
*IF Brian Blasik,Defensive Player of the Month: 48 games at 2B, 5 games at 3B, 1 game in LF, .983 FP (4E/230TC)
Notes: Daniel Minor gave up just 1 run in 26.0 innings pitched in August…allowed 12 hits and issued 2 walks, striking out 25 in his 4 starts…had a 19.0-scoreless innings streak from August 4-17…struck out 11 over 7.0 innings of 1-hit ball on August 10 at Princeton…was named the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the week of August 6-12…led the league with a 2.75 ERA (18ER/59.0IP) this season…Brian Blasik hit .329 during the month of August and was named Greeneville’s team MVP…hit .318 (69×217) for the year…Blasik was also named Greeneville’s Defensive Player of the Month for the 2nd consecutive month…recorded a .983 fielding percentage after making 4 errors in 230 total chances.
Gulf Coast League
*RHP Edison Frias, Pitcher of the Month: 3-1, 2.78 ERA (3ER/16.1IP), 12 SO, 1 BB, in 3 appearances (1 start) in August
*IF Juan Santana, Offensive Player of the Month: .310 (22×71), 5 2B, 10 RBI in 20 games in August
*OF Teoscar Hernandez,Defensive Player of the Month: 48 games in the outfield, .957 FP (5E/115TC)
Notes: Edison Frias posted a 2.78 ERA in 16.1 innings pitched in August…made a 7.1 inning relief appearance on August 9 against the GCL Cardinals, allowing 1 run on 4 hits…did not allow an earned run in 7.0 frames in his only start in August…went 4-1 with a 2.14 ERA (11ER/46.1IP) this season for the club…Juan Santana hit .310 in the month of August…Teoscar Hernandez put up a .957 fielding percentage in 48 games in the outfield with the GCL Astros…ended his season with the Class A Lexington Legends.
Dominican Summer League
*LHP Edwin Villarroel, Pitcher of the Month: 2-1, 0.53 ERA (1ER/17.0IP), 3 SO, 3 BB in 4 apps. (2 starts) in August
*IF Luis Reynoso, Offensive Player of the Month: .364 (24×66), 8 R, 7 2B, 9 RBI, 9 BB, .917 OPS in 19 games in August
*C Pedro Coa,Defensive Player of the Month: 26 games at catcher, .960 FP (7E/174TC), .595 CS%
Notes: Edwin Villarroel was named the Pitcher of the Month for the DSL after allowing just 1 earned run in 17.0 innings pitched in 4 appearances (2 starts) in August…was named to the DSL All-Star team…posted a 2.25 ERA (17ER/68.0IP) on the year, leading the team in innings pitched..Luis Reynoso hit .364 with 7 doubles in August…finished the year with a .281 (48×171) batting average and 11 doubles…Pedro Coa had a .960 fielding percentage and threw out 25 out of 42 attempted base stealers.
The Astros player development department has named its August players of the month, as chosen every month by the field staff of each team.
Triple A-Oklahoma City
RHP Lucas Harrell, Pitcher of the Month: 3-2, 2.10 ERA (8ER/34.1IP), 22 SO in 6 starts in August
IF Anderson Hernandez, Offensive Player of the Month: .380 (49×129), 9 2B, 2 3B, 15 RBI, .504 SLG in 30 games in August
IF Brett Wallace, Defensive Player of the Month: 26 games at 1B, .986 FP (1E/254TC) this season
Notes: Lucas Harrell, acquired by the Astros on waivers from the Chicago White Sox in July, was called up to the big league club on September 1…in nine starts with the RedHawks, he went 5-2 with a 1.72 ERA (10ER/52.1IP) with 38 strikeouts…Anderson Hernandez earned Oklahoma City’s Offensive Player of the Month behind the strength of an active 29-game hitting streak, the longest in the PCL this season and the longest by a RedHawk since the franchise moved to the PCL in 1998…he’s hitting .382 (71×186) with 11 doubles and 28 RBI after the All-Star break…after starting the season with the big league club, Brett Wallace had a .986 fielding percentage in 26 games at first base for Oklahoma City.
Double A-Corpus Christi
RHP Paul Clemens, Pitcher of the Month: 2-1, 2.35 ERA (8ER/30.2IP), 26 SO in 5 starts in August
IF Kody Hinze, Offensive Player of the Month: .260 (26×100), 2 HR, 15 RBI, .342 OBP in August
IF Brandon Wikoff, Defensive Player of the Month: 94 games in the IF (2B, SS and 3B), .980 FP (7E/348TC) this season
Notes: Acquired from Atlanta as part of the Michael Bourn trade, Paul Clemens tossed 28.1 innings between Double A Mississippi and Double A Corpus Christi without allowing an earned run (spanned six starts; July 21-August 21)…Clemens was promoted to Triple A Oklahoma City on September 1…Kody Hinze hit .300 (54×180) with seven home runs and 27 RBI in the second half with the Hooks…also spent time this season at Class A Advanced Lancaster (80 games) and hit .323 (92×285) with 22 homers and 70 RBI…Brandon Wikoff posted a .980 fielding percentage in 94 games in the infield for the Hooks, turning 37 double plays this season.
Class A Advanced Lancaster
RHP Kyle Greenwalt, Pitcher of the Month: 1-1, 1 SV, 1.45 ERA (3ER/18.2IP), 14 SO, .212 (14×66) opponents avg. in 9 relief apps. in August
IF Jonathan Singleton, Offensive Player of the Month: .330 (37×112), 8 2B, 4 HR, 14 RBI, .400 OBP, .527 SLG in 29 games in August
OF Austin Wates, Defensive Player of the Month: 120 games in the OF (61 games at CF), .981 FP (4E/214TC) this season
Notes: Kyle Greenwalt, former Rookie Greeneville Team MVP in 2008, owns a 1-1 record with one save and a 1.16 ERA (3ER/23.1IP) in 11 relief appearances with Lancaster through August this season…started the season with Double A Corpus Christi and posted a 2-5 record with two saves and a 5.79 ERA (18ER/28IP)…acquired from Philadelphia as part of the Hunter Pence trade, Jonathan Singleton is hitting .342 (40×117) with nine doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI and a .538 slugging percentage in 31 games with Lancaster…Austin Wates, a third round selection of the June 2010 draft, has played 60 games in center field and 45 games in left field, posting a .981 fielding perecntage with eight assists.
Class A Lexington
LHP Alex Sogard, Pitcher of the Month: 1-0, 2.77 ERA (8ER/26IP), 33 SO, .235 (23×98) opponents avg. in 7 relief apps. in August
OF Emilio King, Offensive Player of the Month: .337 (30×89), 13 R, 9 2B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, .573 SLG in 24 games in August
OF Emilio King, Defensive Player of the Month: 94 games in the OF (52 games at CF), .980 FP (4E/202TC) this season
Notes: Alex Sogard has gone 2-4 with a 4.26 ERA (48ER/101.1IP) in 30 games (10 starts) this season for the Legends…is 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA (28ER/48.2IP) in 20 games as a reliever…Emilio King earned South Atlantic League Player of the Week honors for the week of August 28, hitting .556 (15×27) with six doubles, two homers and seven RBI in seven games…King has posted a .977 fielding percentage this season, primarily in center field.
Short Season A Tri-City
RHP Nick Tropeano, Co-Pitcher of the Month: 2-0, 0.00 ERA (0ER/17IP), 27 SO, 5 BB, .121 (7×58) opponents avg. in 4 starts in August
RHP Dayan Diaz, Co-Pitcher of the Month: 3-2, 2 SV, 0.89 ERA (2ER/20.1IP), 29 SO, .155 (11×71) opponents avg. in 8 apps. (1 start) in August
IF Rafael Valenzuela, Offensive Player of the Month: .343 (35×102), 9 2B, 2 HR, 18 RBI, .391 OBP in 28 games in August
C Ryan McCurdy, Defensive Player of the Month: 28 games at catcher, .988 FP (3E/256TC) this season
Notes: Nick Tropeano and Dayan Diaz share Pitcher of the Month honors for August…Tropeano, a 2011 draftee, is 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA (14ER/53.1IP) on the season and currently owns an 18-inning streak without allowing an earned run, spanning his last five starts…Diaz is 7-3 with a 1.94 ERA (10ER/46.1IP) and 66 strikeouts in 18 games (one start) this season with Tri-City…Rafael Valenzuela began the season with the GCL Astros, hitting .231 (3×13) in four games before being promoted to Tri-City…he owns a .343 average (36×105) with 10 doubles and 18 RBI in 29 games…in 28 games at catcher, Ryan McCurdy has a .988 fielding percentage…McCurdy, a former four-year starter for Duke University, is hitting .330 (33×100) with six doubles and 16 RBI in 31 games with Tri-City.
LHP Jeremiah Meiners, Pitcher of the Month: 2-1, 2.95 ERA (6ER/18.1IP), 20 SO, .229 (16×70) opponents avg. in 9 relief apps. in August
IF Joshua Magee, Offensive Player of the Month: .376 (32×85), 6 2B, 10 RBI, .421 OBP in 23 games in August
IF Chan Moon, Defensive Player of the Month: 45 games in the IF (37 games at SS), .947 FP (9E/171TC) this season
Notes: In 20 relief appearances this season with Greeneville, lefty Jeremiah Meiners is 2-3 with a 2.90 ERA (13ER/40.1IP) with 42 strikeouts…his solid month earned him a late-season promotion to Lancaster…Joshua Magee broke a minor league and Appalachian League record by recording 12 hits in 12 consecutive at-bats this season…the 19-year-old second baseman hit .283 (52×184) with nine doubles in 53 games with Greeneville…signed by the Astros as a non-drafted free agent from Korea in 2009, Chan Moon turned 25 double plays and posted a .947 fielding percentage, primarily as a shortstop this year.
Gulf Coast League
LHP Evan Grills, Pitcher of the Month: 2-0, 1.84 ERA (3ER/14.2IP), 12 SO, .259 (14×54) opponents avg. in 4 apps. (2 starts) in August
IF Justin Shults, Offensive Player of the Month: .246 (17×69), 6 2B, 12 RBI, .464 SLG in 19 games in August
IF Jose Fernandez, Defensive Player of the Month: 43 games at shortstop, .926 FP (15E/203TC) this season
Notes: Selected in the 10th round of the June 2010 draft, left-hander Evan Grills went 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA (11ER/33IP) in 13 games (2 starts) for the GCL Astros this season…in his last 10 games of the year (August 13-26), Justin Shults hit .333 (12×36) with five doubles and eight RBI…Jose Fernandez played all of his 43 games for the GCL Astros at shortstop, posting a .926 fielding percentage.
Dominican Summer League
LHP Ambiorix De Leon, Pitcher of the Month: 2-1, 3.97 ERA (5ER/11.1IP), 11 SO, .227 (10×44) opponents avg. in 3 starts in August
IF Jose Solano, Offensive Player of the Month: .320 (24×75), 5 2B, 9 RBI, .378 OBP in 20 games in August
IF Yoel Silfa, Defensive Player of the Month: 73 games in the IF (58 games at 2B), .965 FP (9E/255TC) this season
Notes: Ambiorix De Leon earns his second consecutive Pitcher of the Month honor (July and August)…in 14 games (10 starts) for the DSL Astros, De Leon went 2-4 with a 4.47 ERA (28ER/56.1IP)…Jose Solano hit .315 (57×181) against right-handed pitchers this season and had a .282 average (67×238) with 21 RBI on the year…Yoel Silfa, the club’s primary second baseman, earns his second consecutive Defensive Player of the Month honor…he turned 34 double plays in 74 games with the Astros.
The Astros’ player development department has named the following Players of the Month for August:
Triple-A Round Rock: RHP Roy Corcoran posted a 1-1 record with one save and a 2.13 ERA in nine games in August to earn Round Rock Pitcher of the Month honors. OF Drew Locke was named Offensive Player of the Month for the third consecutive month after hitting .303 with 14 extra-base hits, including nine doubles, and 18 RBIs in 27 August games. IF Edwin Maysonet received Round Rock’s Defensive Player of the Month honors after playing in 24 games with the Express last month. For the season, he has posted a .989 fielding percentage in 85 games.
Double-A Corpus Christi: After posting a 2.39 seven games, four starts, in August, RHP Erick Abreu was named Pitcher of the Month for the Hooks. OF J.D. Martinez was named Offensive Player of the Month after hitting .324 with a .378 on-base percentage and 17 RBIs. IF Michael Affronti earned Defensive Player of the Month honors for the second straight month and owns a .972 fielding percentage during his time with the Hooks in 2010.
Class A Advanced Lancaster: JetHawks Pitcher of the Month RHP Kyle Godfrey owned a 1-0 record and a 1.31 ERA in 10 relief appearances in August. OF Brian Pellegrini hit .260 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs to win Lancaster’s Offensive Player of the Month award. The Defensive Player of the Month was IF Andrew Simunic, who has posted a .955 fielding percentage while splitting time at third base and the outfield this year.
Class A Lexington: Pitcher of the Month RHP Jose Cisnero finished 2-1 in August with a 3.31 ERA in six starts for Lexington. OF Jacob Goebbert was named Offensive Player of the Month after hitting .390 with a .453 on-base percentage and 27 RBIs in 27 games. IF Jonathan Meyer received Defensive Player of the Month honors and owns a .914 fielding percentage in 119 games as Lexington’s third baseman in 2010.
Short-Season A Tri-City: After posting a 2-0 record in six games, five starts, with a 1.19 ERA (4ER/30.1IP) in August, RHP David Martinez was named Pitcher of the Month for the ValleyCats. IF Ben Orloff was named Offensive Player of the Month after hitting .278 with 13 steals, a .397 on-base percentage and 22 runs scored as the ValleyCats leadoff man. OF Daniel Adamson earned Defensive Player of the Month honors and owns a .969 fielding percentage this season.
Rookie Greeneville: Astros Pitcher of the Month LHP Garrett Bullock owned a 1-1 record and a 0.86 ERA in eight games in relief for Greeneville in August. OF Telvin Nash hit .277 with six doubles, four home runs and 18 RBIs to earn the Offensive Player of the Month award. The Defensive Player of the Month was IF Hector Rodriguez, who owns a .952 fielding percentage while playing shortstop and third base this season.
Rookie Gulf Coast League: RHP Matison Smith posted a 1-2 record and a 1.88 ERA in nine relief appearances in August to earn GCL Astros Pitcher of the Month honors. OF Jordan Scott was named Offensive Player of the Month after hitting .382 with 4 doubles and a .440 on-base percentage in 20 August games. IF Joshua Magee received Astros’ Defensive Player of the Month honors after playing in 42 games with the GCL club this season.
Rookie Dominican Summer League: RHP Luis Alayon posted a 2-0 record and a 1.89 ERA in three starts to earn Pitcher of the Month honors for the DSL Astros. The Offensive Player of the Month honor was awarded to OF Luis De La Rosa, who hit .271 with four doubles in 14 games. IF Mario Gonzalez earned the Defensive Player of the Month for the Astros after posting a .993 fielding percentage in 60 games this season.