TigsTown Pitchers of the Month: June 2014

Ziomek had a very good June in West Michigan

It was a month dominated by left-handers, as all six of the monthly award winners this month were southpaws, including last year's second round pick shining for the Whitecaps.

AAA Toledo - LHP Kyle Lobstein
35 2/3 IP | 3.53 ERA | .285 BAA | 2-2 | 20 K | 14 BB |
It wasn't a great month for pitching in Toledo, as a lot of roster shuffling and some struggles for the starting pitching hampered performance. But Lobstein edges out the competition for putting together a solid ERA over 35-plus innings. Miller posted just a 0.93 ERA in his work, but tossed less than ten innings in the month.
Runner-Up: RHP Justin Miller

AA Erie - LHP Kyle Ryan
32 IP | 2.81 ERA | .254 BAA | 2-2 | 18 K | 7 BB |
The SeaWolves haven't had many stud arms this season, but Ryan has been a bright spot, especially in June, when he turned in a sub-3 ERA over five starts. Augenstein made things close, working in middle relief and posting a 0.68 ERA with 17 strikeouts and just two walks.
Runner-Up: RHP Bryan Augenstein

A+ Lakeland - LHP Josh Turley
26 IP | 1.38 ERA | .194 BAA | 3-0 | 20 K | 6 BB |
Turley has been very good for the Flying Tigers ever since he moved into the rotation, and that was especially true in June, posting an ERA just over one across four starts, picking up three victories, and allowing more than one run just once. De la Rosa gave up seven runs in his first two starts of the month, but was excellent in the latter half, giving up just two runs over 21 innings.
Runner-Up: RHP Edgar de la Rosa

A West Michigan - LHP Kevin Ziomek
21 1/3 IP | 2.53 ERA | .205 BAA | 3-0 | 20 K | 14 BB |
Ziomek has had a solid but unspectacular start to his pro career with the Tigers, and shined in June for the 'Caps, never allowing more than two runs in any single start. Despite some battles with his control (including one start where he walked six), Ziomek was still very effective every time out. Mantiply worked in middle and long relief and posted a sub-one ERA doing it, also picking up a pair of saves.
Runner-Up: LHP Joe Mantiply

R DSL Tigers - LHP Felix Viloria
15 1/3 IP | 1.17 ERA | .214 BAA | 1-0 | 18 K | 5 BB |
Viloria had a very good month for the DSL Tigers, as the 18-year old bounced between the rotation and the bullpen, but always working three to four innings in each appearance and averaging more than a strikeout per inning. Mateo wasn't quite as impressive, but posted a sub-three ERA across five starts and 21 innings of work.
Runner-Up: RHP Jhonny Mateo

R VSL Tigers - LHP Eudis Idrogo
26 IP | 1.04 ERA | .211 BAA | 2-0 | 18 K | 3 BB |
There is a great case for both Idrogo and Vasquez this month, with Vasquez actually posting a lower ERA over a few more innings. However, Idrogo's ERA was still miniscule over five starts, and he turned in an impressive 18-to-3 K:BB ratio, so he gets the nod.
Runner-Up: RHP Angel Vasquez

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