Minnesota Twins Top Minor League Performers for July 2017

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 3: Mitch Garver
FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 3: Mitch Garver /
5 of 8

Cedar Rapids Kernels

July Record: 13-15
Overall Record: 57-52, 18-21 second half, 5th in Western division,
clinched playoff spot in first half

Overall Leaders

BA: Jermaine Palacios .320
OBP: Jermaine Palacios .362
SLG: Jermaine Palacios .544
HR: Jaylin Davis 12
SB: Aaron Whitefield 27
G: Colton Davis 34
IP: Clark Beeker 113
K: Eduardo Del Rosario
ERA: Hector Lujan 1.48
WHIP: Thomas Hackimer 0.58

Month Leaders

BA: Lewin Diaz .296
OBP: Caleb Hamilton .347
SLG: Joe Cronin .417
HR: Joe Cronin 3
SB: Aaron Whitefield 9
G: Patrick McGuff, Ryan Mason, Hector Lujan 9
IP: Clark Beeker 32
K: Patrick McGuff 25
ERA: Colton Davis 0.00
WHIP: Patrick McGuff 0.75

Hitter of the month: While he’s had better months than July, the down month of July for the Cedar Rapids offense really brought forward how dynamic Aaron Whitefield‘s season truly has been. He very well could finish with 10+ doubles, triples, home runs, and stolen bases (he’s already achieved all but triples). His current season line of 10 home runs and 27 stolen bases is an example of just how dynamic his athleticism is on the field, though his strikeout rate is plenty high, and that was evident in July as well. Whitefield’s July line was .245/.309/.378 with 12 runs, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 11 RBI, and 9 stolen bases.

Pitcher of the month: Sometimes a jewel can be found in the late rounds, and the Minnesota Twins may have one in Clark Beeker. His season stats with Cedar Rapids have been great with a 2.31 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 113 innings after being picked in the 33rd round out of Davidson College in the 2016 draft. In July, he took things to another level, with 5 starts, going 3-1, throwing 32 innings, with a 0.84 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and a 3/23 BB/K ratio.

Next: Elizabethton Twins