Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Employees of the Month: June 2013

Remember all Employees of the Month get to park up front, and 5% off in the Team Store...

Houston

Pitcher: Bud Norris. Despite a 2.77 ERA/1.15 WHIP, and holding opponents to a .632 OPS (with 33K:9BB in 39IP), Norris went 1-3.

Hitter: Chris Carter. This one wasn't even close. Carter hit .241/.357/.518 with five homers and eight doubles. Thirteen of his 20 hits in June went for extra-bases. And he only struck out in 34% of his plate appearances. Yay.

Oklahoma City

Pitcher: Jason Stoffel. This one could have gone a few different ways: Asher Wojciechowski and Brad Peacock had excellent months, but we're giving it to Stoffel, who held opponents to a .200/.286/.260 line in ten appearances (15.2IP), allowing 10H/3ER, 13K:6BB.

Hitter: Brett Wallace. In 27 June games before his call-up to Houston, Wallace was hitting .327/.372/.540 (all, amazingly, worse than his May).

Corpus

Pitcher: David Martinez. Ridiculousness. Opponents in seven June games hit .193/.204/.330 as Martinez went 2-2 with a 2.35 ERA/0.75 WHIP. He struck out 24 batters, and walked just two.

Hitter: George Springer. Yeah, he cooled off from two straight months of 1.000+ OPS hitting, but he still went .296/.386/.500 in 27 June games, including five June games at OKC.

Lancaster

Pitcher: Could have also gone with David Rollins, but our choice is Tommy Shirley. In 20IP, he allowed 10H/6ER, 21K:5BB for a 2.70 ERA/0.75 WHIP in June.

Hitter: Tough one. But MP Cokinos hit .392/.500/.633 with 7K:14BB and ten doubles in 23 June games. 

Quad Cities

Pitcher: Lance McCullers. In six June appearances, he went 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA/0.99 WHIP, with 33K:9BB in 27.1IP. Opponents hit .188/.264/.240 - and that's with a .286 BABIP.

Hitter: Carlos Correa hit .370/.413/.510 in 25 June games, with 14K:7BB. Now let's just hope that hand is okay, having gotten plunked on it twice in a week.

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