Minnesota Twins Top Minor League Performers for July 2017

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 3: Mitch Garver
FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 3: Mitch Garver /
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Rochester Red Wings

July Record: 20-10
Overall Record: 62-46, 3rd place in North division, 3.5 games back in wild card

Overall Leaders

BA: Zack Granite .360
OBP: Zack Granite .412
SLG: Mitch Garver .509
HR: Mitch Garver 15
SB: Zack Granite 15
G: D.J. Baxendale 28
IP: Aaron Slegers 118
K: Aaron Slegers 85
ERA: Jose Berrios 1.13
WHIP: Jose Berrios 0.81

Month Leaders

BA: Matt Hague .302
OBP: Kennys Vargas .403
SLG: Mitch Garver .567
HR: Mitch Garver 8
SB: Niko Goodrum 5
G: John Curtiss, Jake Reed 9
IP: Aaron Slegers 36 1/3
K: Tim Melville 28
ERA: Michael Tonkin 0.90
WHIP: Alex Wimmers 0.80

Hitter of the month: Mitch Garver has been pushing himself forward every step of the way since he was the third catcher the Twins drafted in his draft year. His offensive performance in July forced him into the lineup on an every day basis, and his work behind the plate allowed the Twins to feel comfortable trading away John Ryan Murphy and bringing in more of a true backup behind Garver at Rochester. In July, he hit .244/.340/.567, scoring 21 runs, hitting 5 doubles and 8 home runs, driving in 16 runs, and even stealing a base.

Pitcher of the month: Standing a towering 6’10” on the mound, Aaron Slegers is already an imposing presence on the mound, but when he is locked in and pounding the zone with his pitches that get tremendous downward plane due to his height, it’s near impossible to hit him. While Slegers has been having a tremendous season all year, he took it to another level in July, making 5 starts and winning all 5, throwing 36 1/3 innings with a 0.99 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, and a 4/22 BB/K ratio.

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