Who had a good month of June?

Bill Shanks takes a look at the players who did well in the month of June.


Jose Constanza was outstanding in June, hitting .400 with one home run, seven RBI, seven stolen bases and a .447 OBP. He's now hitting .345 on the season with 19 stolen bases. Constanza leads the International League in average and is third in stolen bases.

Stefan Gartrell hit .250 in June but he cranked out eight home runs and drove in 26. He's now at .275 on the season with 16 home runs and 54 RBI. Both totals are second-best in the IL. Gartrell‘s 39 extra base hits lead the league.

Brandon Hicks had a good June, with a .288 average, five home runs and 11 RBI. He now has 10 home runs on the season in 161 at bats, which by far puts him on the best pace of his career.

Reliever Juan Abreu had a great June, with a 2.40 ERA in 13 games out of the Gwinnett bullpen. He allowed only seven hits in 15 innings, with 10 walks and 22 strikeouts. Abreu has a 2.27 ERA on the season, with 53 strikeouts in 39.2 innings.

Jaye Chapman had a 1.62 ERA in 12 games in June, with eight hits allowed in 16.2 innings, five walks and 24 strikeouts. He's got a 2.49 ERA in 21 games in Triple-A this season.

Cory Gearrin continues his good work, as he waits to get back up to Atlanta. Gearrin had a 1.64 ERA in eight games with Gwinnett, along with only two walks and 14 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched. Gearrin‘s season ERA in AAA is 2.59, with 24 strikeouts in 24.1 innings.

Julio Teheran continued to shine in June, with a 5-0 record and 24 hits allowed in 41 innings. Teheran had only six walks and 33 strikeouts. He's now 9-1 on the season with a 1.79 ERA in 14 starts.


Shortstop Tyler Pastornicky hit .299 in June for the Braves. He added one home run, seven RBI, 10 stolen bases and a .343 on base percentage. His season average is now .295, with five home runs, 33 RBI, nine doubles, four triples and 19 stolen bases (third in the Southern League). His OBP is .341.

Ernesto Mejia hit .349 in June with five home runs and 21 RBI and a .420 OBP. Mejia is hitting .295 for the season with 11 home runs and 45 RBI.

Randall Delgado had a good month, in between having his major league debut in Atlanta on June 17. Delgado was 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in four starts with the M-Braves. He allowed 28 hits in 28 innings, with only four walks and 24 strikeouts. Delgado has a 3.49 ERA in 15 starts this season in Double-A, with 85 hits allowed in 87.2 innings, 28 walks and 78 strikeouts.

Arodys Vizcaino had four starts in June for Mississippi. He was 2-0 with a 2.96 ERA, 21 hits in 24.1 innings, nine walks and 29 strikeouts.


It was a great month for outfielder Adam Milligan, who hit .306 in June with four home runs and 14 RBI. His OBP in June was .366. Milligan is really putting together a solid season in the Carolina League. He is hitting .286 (sixth best in the league) with 11 home runs (fourth best) and 37 RBI in 220 at bats. His season OBP is .344. Due to the injuries Milligan has dealt with the last two seasons, he's now on pace to surpass his single-season at bat total in mid-July.

Zeke Spruill was outstanding in June, with a 2-2 record and a 2.31 ERA in six starts. He allowed 33 hits in 39 innings, with only six walks and 24 strikeouts. Spruill now has a 3.39 ERA in 16 starts, with 86 hits allowed in 101 innings, 15 walks and 76 strikeouts.


Before he was promoted to Lynchburg, catcher Christian Bethancourt hit .400 with Rome in 14 games. He finished his second go-around with Rome with a .303 average, four home runs, 33 RBI and a .323 OBP in 221 at bats.

First baseman Chris Garcia had a great month of June, as he hit .373 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 51 at bats. On the season, Garcia is now hitting .350 with six home runs and 27 RBI, along with a .416 OBP in two months with Rome. The Braves signed Garcia out of the independent American Association, where he played the past two seasons. He was originally a member of the Angels' organization.

Catcher Evan Gattis hit five home runs in June. He now has nine on the season, with 19 RBI and a .326 average in 33 games. Gattis hit well last year after being drafted in the 23rd round of the June draft. He hit .288 in Danville with four home runs and 29 RBI in 222 at bats.

Edward Salcedo hit .289 in June, with four home runs and 13 RBI. He is now hitting .275 on the season, with nine home runs, 35 RBI, 13 stolen bases, and a .347 on base percentage.

Carlos Perez, one of the top pitching prospects, was 1-1 in June with a 3.68 ERA in five starts. He had 22 strikeouts in 29.1 innings. He now has a 5.01 ERA in 16 starts on the season.

Bill Shanks hosts The Bill Shanks Show on WPLA Fox Sports 1670 in Macon, GA and WCOH Fox Sports 1400 in Newnan, GA. Shanks is a columnist for The Macon Telegraph. Email Bill at thebillshanksshow@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/billshanks.

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