Like for the VSL, I took the overall at-bats and took an average for each month, considering the players with above average at-bats as candidates for the award.
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Robeyls Reyes was the team's leading hitter in the period of May/June, leading in games at-bats, runs scored, hits and even stolen bases. Luis Perez came up just a couple hits short but led in RBIs and batting average. Daniel Barbuena was another player close to the most hits and was first in doubles. Rafael Medina took walks and got on base for the team.
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In the second month, Reyes went through a slump but still was the leader in total hits for the month of July. Andres Beras returned from personal leave to drive in runs, get some walks, steal bases, and pace the team in batting average. Perez scored the runs and Medina was on top (tied with Beras) in runs batted in.
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Reyes returned to form in the final month of the year and turned it up at the plate with a high batting average along with stolen bases. Beras and Barbuena were the leaders in RBIs. Jose Pena managed to finally get his batting average in the .200's for the last month of the season. Jorge Lopez also came through hitting like he should have been given his experience. Perez just missed out by one at-bat on the team average, but is fully being considered due to the overall season he had.
Robeyls Reyes and Luis Perez even out when you put their stats next to each other. If Perez hadn't missed out on the 47 at-bats Reyes has over him, would he look better? Since it's so close, this year's The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Dominican Summer League Player of the Year will be awarded to both Reyes and Perez.
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