May Recap : Salt Lake Bees

Overview of May for the Angels Triple-A affiliate, Salt Lake Bees, including Pitcher and Player of the Month.

Salt Lake Bees, Pacific Coast League Triple-A
Record: 23-26 (3rd in Southern Division / Tied-10th in Pacific Coast League)


R/G : 5.32 (2/15)
R : 266 (3/15)
2B : 117 (1/15)
3B : 22 (1/15)
HR : 32 (12/15)
RBI : 246 (3/15)
SB : 14 (14/15)
BA : .292 (1/15)
OBP : .349 (2/15)
SLG : .436 (4/15)
OPS : .784 (4/15)
TB : 780 (1/15)
RA/G : 5.66 (14/15)
ERA : 5.30 (14/15)
SV : 9 (14/15)
SO : 400 (2/15)
BB : 144 (4/15)
WHIP : 1.519 (12/15)
H/9 : 10.8 (15/15)
HR/9 : 0.9 (T-10/15)
BB/9 : 2.9 (T-3/15)
K/9 : 8.1 (2/15)
K/BB : 2.78 (2/15)
FLD% : .983 (5/15)


To no one's surprise, Salt Lake is atop the leader boards in the Pacific Coast League in offense and at the tail end in pitching. It's just a part of being in one of the most hitter friendly ballparks in Minor League Baseball. However, there have been strong signs from the pitching staff (like nearly leading the league in strikeouts), that could prove to help the Bees stay in games with ease. The Bees saw a nice 9-5 run over their last two weeks of May that helped put them above .500 for the month (15-14).


PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Jett Bandy, Catcher

Although he didn't lead the Bees in any category for the month, except hit by pitch, Jett Bandy was the most consistent man in the Bees lineup night after night in May. In the second week of the month, Bandy went 11-18 in five games, collecting three doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI, all while reaching base in 14 of 21 plate appearances. Bandy finished May with a .319/.385/.536 slash with 23 RBI, six doubles, three home runs and 15 runs scored.


PITCHER OF THE MONTH: Zach Stewart, Right-Handed Pitcher

Zach Stewart will be notoriously known for striking out Will Ferrell on three pitches. He should also be known for being a very good pitcher. Stewart saw a 2.91 ERA in 21.2 innings over May, helped by a scoreless stretch of 18.2 innings without allowing a run, 14 of those coming at the start of May. Stewart is currently second on the Bees in ERA for starting pitchers (3.82), behind the Angels #1 prospect, Andrew Heaney.



Taylor Blake Ward is a Senior Publisher for Scout.com, and can be found on Twitter, @TaylorBlakeWard.



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