TigsTown's June Players of the Month

Which players excelled down on the farm in June? Found out who took home the hardware at each minor league stop!

Toledo – Brent Dlugach (SS)

Finally healthy again, Dlugach is taking advantage of his time back on the field this season, hitting at an impressive clip for Toledo. Though he only hit .276 for the month, he did manage to rip six doubles, one triple, and three home runs in just 98 at-bats. Brenth drove in thirteen additional teammates to give him 16 RBI for the month, along with scoring ten times. With his sound glove, and a bat that has shown some life this year, he could be in line for a utility spot in the future.
Runner-Up: Brent Clevlen (OF)

Erie – Ryan Strieby (1B)

As has become the custom this season for Strieby, he absolutely killed the ball in June. Hitting at a .315/.456/.481 clip, Strieby blasted five more extra-base hits in just 17 games as he missed some time due to soreness in his surgically repaired wrist. At press time, Strieby's June had helped propel him to third in the league in home runs, sixth in the league in total bases, fourth in the league in walks, second in on-base percentage, and third in slugging.
Runner-Up: Alex Avila (C)

Lakeland – Chris Carlson (1B)

After two brutal months in Lakeland, Carlson finally put things together for a big month; earning his fifth TigsTown award. Strieby touched four balls for doubles, and another three for home runs, while hitting at a .277/.347/.477 clip for 19 games in June. His power surge in June has lifted him to a tie with Florida's Mike Stanton for first in the Florida State League with 12 home runs, and fourth in the circuit in slugging.
Runner-Up: Michael Bertram (1B/3B)

West Michigan – Gustavo Nunez (SS)

For the third straight month this season, Nunez increased his batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. After going .284/.333/.313 in April, Nunez bumped his triple-slash numbers up to .330/.384/.443 in May, before going off for a .354/.387/.444 month in June. Nunez managed a team-leading four triples last month, and swiped another 12 bases, giving him 37 for the season.
Runner-Up: Billy Nowlin (1B)

DSL Tigers – Juaner Aguasvivas (1B)

Coming into the season, there were questions as to who was going to lead a DSL offense that was long on tools and short on past production. Aguasvivas has put those questions to rest in a huge, huge way through the first month of the year. The hulking first baseman ripped at a .330/.396/.580 clip that included four doubles and seven home runs. In just 26 games last month, Juaner drove in 29 runs, and scored 16 times. Continued production at that level could earn him a trip stateside in 2010.
Runner-Up: Javier Azcona (SS)

VSL Tigers – Alexander Moreno (OF)

After coming out blazing in 2008, Moreno has done the same in 2009 for the VSL Tigers. In June, Moreno hit at a .283 clip, with a pair of doubles, triples, and home runs. He drove in 16 runs in just 24 games, and capped things off by scoring 13 times and stealing two bags in two attempts.
Runner-Up: Luis Sanz (C)

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