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Here are the Astros’ Minor League Players of the Month for May, as voted upon by the field staff of each club:
Triple A Oklahoma City
LHP Andy Van Hekken, Pitcher of the Month: 0-1, 0.98 ERA, 1 save, 22 strikeouts, 5 walks in 11 games (1 start) in May
C Robinson Cancel, Offensive Player of the Month: .375 (27-for-72), 4 doubles, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs in 21 games in May
OF Brandon Barnes, Defensive Player of the Month: 33 games at CF, .988 fielding percentage this season
Notes: Andy Van Hekken finished May by making his first start of the season on May 30. … Holds a 2.31 ERA in 16 games as a reliever this year and ranks fourth on the team in appearances. … Robinson Cancel ranks among the team leaders in on-base percentage (secnd), batting average (third) and hits (tied for fifth). … Posted a 17-game hitting streak prior to having his contract purchased by Houston on May 28. … Brandon Barnes, a sixth round pick of the 2005 draft, has played 33 of the RedHawks’ 53 games in center field. … Barnes has committed just one error with three assists.
Double A Corpus Christi
LHP Xavier Cedeño, Pitcher of the Month: 2-1, 2.94 ERA, 30 strikeouts, .211 opponents avg. in five starts in May
IF Jimmy Van Ostrand, Offensive Player of the Month: .310 (31-for-100), 11 runs, 8 doubles, 12 RBIs, 14 walks, .393 OBP in May
IF Brandon Wikoff, Defensive Player of the Month: 27 games in the infield, .981 field percentage, nine double plays turned this season
Notes: Xavier Cedeño leads the Texas League in innings pitched (62 2/3) this season and is tied for ninth with four wins. … He has thrown six or more innings in six of his last seven starts. … Jimmy Van Ostrand ranks among Hooks leaders in home runs (tied for second), hits (second), RBIs (third) and runs scored (fourth). … Brandon Wikoff has appeared in 27 games in the infield this season, committing only two errors in 104 total chances. … Wikoff has played 10 games at second base, 10 games at shortstop and seven games at third base this season.
Class A Lancaster
RHP Jose Cisnero, Pitcher of the Month: 2-2, 3.90 ERA, 34 strikeouts, .209 (24-for-115) opponents avg. in six starts in May
IF Jose Altuve, Offensive Player of the Month: .388 (47-for-121), 19 runs, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 22 RBIs, 15 steals, .424 OBP in 29 games in May
OF Grant Hogue, Defensive Player of the Month: 27 games at RF, .938 fielding percentage this season
Notes: Jose Cisnero is 3-4 with a 5.44 ERA this season. … Ranks third in the California League with 63 strikeouts. … Jose Altuve leads all Astros’ Minor Leaguers in hitting and ranks among California League leaders in hits (first), triples (first), batting average (first), total bases (second) and on-base percentage (fifth). … May marks his second consecutive Offensive Player of the Month honor. … Altuve was promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi on May 31. … Grant Hogue has started 30 of the club’s 53 games in the outfield, including 26 in right field, and has committed five errors.
Class A Lexington
RHP Jason Chowning, Pitcher of the Month: 0-1, 2.00 ERA, 27 strikeouts, .227 (15-for-66) opponents avg. in eight relief apps. in May.
OF Adam Bailey, Offensive Player of the Month: .306 (34-for-111), 18 runs, 8 doubles, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs, .366 OBP, .532 SLG in 28 games in May.
IF Delino DeShields, Defensive Player of the Month: 36 games at second base, .947 fielding percentage, 24 double plays turned this season.
IF Mike Kvasnicka, Defensive Player of the Month: 43 games at 3B, .894 fielding percentage.
Notes: Jason Chowning allowed four earned runs on 15 hits in 18 innings with 27 strikeouts in May. … He tossed two or more relief innings in six of those eight appearances. … Adam Bailey hit five home runs, eight doubles and drove in 18 RBI in 28 games in May. … Delino DeShields, the eighth overall selection in the 2010 draft, has started 36 games at second base this season, while committing eight errors and turning 24 double plays. … Mike Kvasnicka, the 33rd overall selection in the 2010 draft, has a .894 fielding percentage in 43 games at third base for the Legends.