July Dodger Pride Awards

The Dodgers July winners of the Dodger Pride Awards, presented by Under Armour – The New Prototype. The awards were created by General Manager Ned Colletti, and are given on a monthly basis to the players at each level of the club's minor league system who play the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style. The players and staff on each respective club vote for the awards.

  The winners for July are as follows:  

Las Vegas 51s

RHP Heath Totten went 4-2 with a 3.90 ERA (14 ER/32.1 IP) in six starts. The 29-year-old, who was signed by the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on June 23 after being released by Minnesota, is 5-4 with a 4.66 ERA in nine starts overall with Las Vegas. He went 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA in 16 games (four starts) with Minnesota's Triple-A Rochester club prior to being released.

  INF Angel Chavez hit .359 (33-for-92) with seven doubles, two homers, and 13 RBI in 23 games. Chavez, who turned 27-years-old on July 22, is batting .300 with 26 doubles, 10 homers, and 64 RBI 102 games overall. The Panama native was on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, but was designated for assignment a week into the season without having appeared in a game.  

Jacksonville Suns  

RHP Danny Muegge went 0-1 with an 0.47 ERA (1 ER/19.0 IP) in seven games (two starts). The 27-year-old started the month with a 12.0-inning consecutive scoreless innings streak. Muegge, who was acquired from Arizona as part of the Shawn Green trade in January 2005, is 0-4 with one save and a 4.56 ERA in 20 games (five starts) overall.  

James Tomlin batted .337 (31-for-92) with five doubles, a homer, and 10 RBI in 26 games. The Los Angeles native has followed that up by hitting .476 (20-for-42) with five doubles and four RBI in 11 games thus far in August. Tomlin, 25, is batting .313 in 108 games overall to rank eighth in the Southern League. He also has 31 doubles, 35 RBI, and 14 steals.  

Single-A Inland Empire 66ers  

LHP David Pfeiffer went 1-1 with a save and a 2.33 ERA (5 ER/19.1 IP) in 11 games. He fanned 19 batters in his 19.1 innings of work, and has posted 51 strikeouts in his 49.1 innings overall. The Vero Beach-born Pfeiffer is 2-3 with one save and a 5.69 ERA in 34 appearances overall…Pfeiffer also won the award for Inland Empire in June. He was selected by Los Angeles in the 14th round of the 2003 draft.  

OF Trayvon Robinson batted .278 (30-for-108) with four doubles, three triples, 12 RBI, and 19 runs scored in 26 games. He has followed that up by hitting .400 (16-for-40) with 11 runs scored in 10 games thus far in August. He is batting .275 with 40 RBI and 67 runs scored in 106 games overall. Robinson was selected by the Dodgers in the 10th round of the 2005 draft.  

Great Lakes Loons  

LHP Miguel Sanfler went 1-1 with a 1.96 ERA (4 ER/18.1 IP) in eight appearances. He started the month with 8.1 consecutive scoreless innings over his first five games…the 23-year-old Dominican Republic native is 2-4 with one save and a 3.25 ERA in 32 games overall. He was signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent in October 2002.  

1B Eduardo Perez batted .328 (21-for-64) with two homers, 10 RBI, and nine RBI in 17 games after being reassigned from Single-A Inland Empire on July 12. The 20-year-old is hitting .299 with two homers and 13 RBI in 29 games overall with Great Lakes. The Venezuelan signed with Los Angeles as a non-drafted free agent in March 2002.  

Single-A Ogden Raptors  

RHP Luis Garcia went 2-0 with five saves and a 1.00 ERA (1 ER/9.0 IP) in eight games, in fact, he has allowed just one earned run in 12.0 innings beginning July 1, including 3.0 scoreless innings in August. The 21-year-old, who was signed as a non-drafted free agent in January 2004, is 2-0 with six saves and a 2.14 ERA in 14 games (two starts) overall.  

OF Travis Vetters came back to hit .393 (11-for-28) with four doubles, three homers, and nine RBI in seven games in July after missing the first 19 games of the month with a strained left shoulder. The 24-year-old suffered the injury during Ogden's bench-clearing incident with Idaho Falls on June 30, in fact, in 16 games overall since his return from the injury, Vetters is batting .456 (31-for-68) with 10 doubles, five homers, and 25 RBI. The University of Portland alum was reassigned to Ogden on June 27 after hitting .218 in 28 games with Single-A Great Lakes.  

Gulf Coast League Dodgers  

RHP Eduardo Perez went 1-2 with a 4.01 ERA (11 ER/24.2 IP) in five games (four starts). He struck out 25 batters in his 24.2 innings of work. The 20-year-old Venezuela native is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA in nine games (seven starts) overall.  

INF Rafael Ynoa hit .297 (19-for-64) with four doubles, nine RBI, 10 walks, and 14 runs scored in 19 games. He is batting .355 (11-for-31) in nine games thus far in August, and is hitting .300 with 16 RBI in 36 games overall. The 21-year-old was signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent in July 2005.  

Dominican Summer League Dodgers  

LHP Antonio Castillo went 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA (3 ER/27.1 IP) in five starts to win the award for the second straight month. The 20-year-old is 3-1 with a 1.40 ERA (9 ER/57.2 IP) in 12 games (nine starts) overall…he is limiting the opposition to a .160 average.  

INF Enlly Morales batted .267 (28-for-105) with seven doubles, 11 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 27 games to win the award for second consecutive month. The 18-year-old, who is in his first year of pro ball, is hitting .297 with 21 doubles, 26 RBI, and 29 runs scored in 59 games overall.