Minnesota Twins Top Minor League Performers for July 2017

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DSL Twins

July Record: 19-9
Overall Record: 37-15, First in South division

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Overall Leaders

BA: Alberoni Nunez .366
OBP: Yeltsin Encarnacion .450
SLG: Yeltsin Encarnacion .564
HR: Estamy Urena and Francisco Martinez 3
SB: Samuel Vasquez 13
G: Fernando Sanchez, Cristian Castro, Frandy Torres 16
IP: Michael Montero 47 1/3
K: Michael Montero 48
ERA: Junior Navas 0.00
WHIP: Michael Montero 0.91

Month Leaders

BA: Alberoni Nunez .500
OBP: Alberoni Nunez .554
SLG: Alberoni Nunez .793
HR: Francisco Martinez, Alberoni Nunez, Estamy Urena 2
SB: Samuel Vasquez 8
G: Fernando Sanchez 9
IP: Michael Montero 24 1/3
K: Michael Montero 27
ERA: Fredderi Soto 1.04
WHIP: Osiris German 0.87

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Hitter of the month: There have been truly two forces with the DSL team this year. Alberoni Nunez made July his own by leading the team in all three slash categories, but he’s had a great season overall, not just one hot month. Nunez turned 18 in February but was signed last July, so he is in his first professional season, and in June, he hit .500/.554/.793 with 15 runs, 5 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home runs, 18 RBI, and 3 stolen bases.

Pitcher of the month: Signed last summer, Michael Montero is a big guy for just 17 years old at 6’3″ and 190 pounds, and he is one of the few DSL pitchers regularly pitching deep into his starts, but this month, he really threw well. In July, Montero made 5 starts, throwing 24 1/3 innings, with a 2.59 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and a 9/27 BB/K ratio.