Minnesota Twins Top Minor League Performers for July 2017

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Elizabethton Twins

July Record: 20-11
Overall Record: 26-14, 1st in West division

Overall Leaders

BA: Jordan Gore .389
OBP: Colton Waltner .467
SLG: Brent Rooker .588
HR: Brent Rooker, Jose Miranda 7
SB: Mark Contreras 4
G: Juan Gamez, Jose Martinez 10
IP: Melvi Acosta 35.2
K: Edwar Colina 37
ERA: Jovani Moran 0.00
WHIP: Ryley Widell 0.70

Month Leaders

BA: Shane Carrier .390
OBP: Rainis Silva .468
SLG: Shane Carrier .630
HR: Jose Miranda 6
SB: Mark Contreras 4
G: Jared Finkel 8
IP: Melvi Acosta 30 2/3
K: Edwar Colina 29
ERA: Charlie Barnes 0.44
WHIP: Ryley Widell 0.70

Hitter of the month: He doesn’t show up in a single one of the leader boards, but he is within a point or two of all three rate stats. Andrew Bechtold was drafted in the 5th round from Chipola College this year in a strong class from the school, and many assumed he’d be a guy that took a few years to develop but had a high ceiling. If July is any indication, he may be getting to that high ceiling sooner than imagined! In July, Bechtold hit .387/.467/.629 with 17 runs, 7 doubles, a triple, 2 home runs, and 11 RBI.

Pitcher of the month: The Twins signed Edwar Colina as an “older” signee, already 18 when he signed out of Venezuela in September of 2015. After a year in the Dominican Summer League in 2016, Colina jumped up to Elizabethton this season, and he’s performed very well all season, but he threw at his best in July. In 5 July starts, Colina threw 24 2/3 innings, posting a 2.19 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and a 10/29 BB/K ratio.

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