TigsTown Players of the Month: June 2014

Perez had a big month for the Hens

There were a number of standout performances at the plate in the month of June down on the farm - find out which players, including a pair of highly regarded second base prospects, shined the most.

AAA Toledo - 2B Hernan Perez
108 AB | .343 AVG | .929 OPS | 9 2B | 2 3B | 3 HR | 2 SB
After being leap frogged by Eugenio Suarez for the shortstop job in Detroit, Perez put on a hitting clinic for the Hens, hitting .343 with plenty of gap power to go with it, along with striking out just 12 times in over 100 at-bats. Carrera had a strong month as well, nearly matching Perez in average while swiping 11 bases.
Runner-Up: OF Ezequiel Carrera

AA Erie - 2B Devon Travis
97 AB | .309 AVG | .890 OPS | 6 2B | 3 3B | 3 HR | 4 SB
Travis had a frustrating start to the season, but he came on strong after returning and getting healthy, with 12 extra base hits and driving in 14 runs while swiping four bases for the 'Wolves. Jones meanwhile got moved around to accommodate the return of Travis, but still hit plenty, with a .341 average across 85 at-bats.
Runner-Up: IF Corey Jones

A+ Lakeland - OF Connor Harrell
87 AB | .310 AVG | .779 OPS | 5 2B | 1 3B | 1 HR | 2 SB
The Flying Tigers offense continues to have its share of struggles, but Harrell was a bright spot in June, posting an average above .310 and an OPS near .800. Robbins saw a power surge in June as well, with four doubles and six home runs.
Runner-Up: 1B James Robbins

A West Michigan - 1B Dominic Ficociello
88 AB | .364 AVG | .970 OPS | 4 2B | 1 3B | 3 HR |
The prior month winners, Bernard and Willy Adames, had strong months as well, but Ficociello exceeded the magic .300/.400/.500 line with room to spare in every category as his OPS pushed 1.000, thanks to a great average and good patience and pop. Bernard nearly hit .400 in June, but didn't have the same pop that Ficociello did, leaving Dominic with the honors for June.
Runner-Up: OF Wynton Bernard

R DSL Tigers - OF Cesar Gonzalez
77 AB | .390 AVG | 1.038 OPS | 5 2B | 3 3B | 1 HR | 10 SB
Gonzalez did it all for the DSL Tigers in June, hitting nearly .400 with extra base power, posting an OPS over 1.000 and swiping ten bases, making him the runaway winner for the award. Joseph had a solid month as well, walking 13 times compared to just eight strikeouts while driving in 13 runs.
Runner-Up: SS Manuel Joseph

R VSL Tigers - 3B Junnell Ledezma
79 AB | .304 AVG | .823 OPS | 3 2B | 4 3B | 0 HR | 4 SB
Ledezma didn't excel at doing any one thing well, but posted an average over .300 with gap power while stealing four bases. Meanwhile, Azocar actually posted a stronger OPS, but didn't have the same power or stolen base numbers, but had a very good month nonetheless.
Runner-Up: OF Jose Azocar

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