TigsTown's May Players of the Month

Two months are down now, and it's that time once again for TigsTown to announce who excelled in the past month. Inside, find out which players took home the awards for May Players of the Month!

Toledo – Jeff Frazier (OF)

At this point, Frazier is a earning the moniker of minor league veteran, but that doesn't mean he can't still put up big numbers. With months like the one he just turned in, Frazier may yet get a chance to show his stuff in the big leagues. Frazier posted a .303/.350/.578 line in 27 games for Toledo. Of his 33 hits in those games, Frazier ripped 12 doubles and six home runs, while driving in 20 teammates along the way. As top prospects like Ryan Strieby and Casper Wells continue to scuffle in Triple-A this year, Frazier is picking up the slack and helping the Toledo offense.

Runner-Up: Ben Guez (OF)

Erie – Michael Bertram (3B/1B)

Every once in a while, Bertram has gone nuts on the league in which he plays, and turned in spectacular performances over 30-day stretches. May happened to be one of those months, as Bertram notched a .354 average in 29 games, while also slugging at a .522 clip. He picked up 12 extra-base hits, including eight doubles, one triple, and three home runs. Bertram's resurgence in May was part of a much better offensive performance by the SeaWolves, as they climbed all the way to first place at one point in the month.

Runner-Up: Shawn Roof (INF)

Lakeland – Kody Kaiser (OF)

When players like Alden Carrithers and Rawley Bishop turn in spectacular months, it can be difficult enough to decide how the award will be granted, but when Kody Kaiser adds his input to the fray, it becomes almost impossible. The 5-foot-9 Kaiser posted a whopping .402 average in 27 games with seven doubles, four triples, and one home run. Those extra-base hits allowed him to slug .570 for the month, and he turned in an OPS of 1.024. To cap it all off, Kaiser swiped five bases in six attempts, and he may be lining himself up for a second half promotion to the Eastern League.

Runner-Up: Alden Carrithers (2B)

West Michigan – Jordan Lennerton (1B)

Logic seems to tell you that if Jordan Lennerton is repeating the Midwest League after a solid season with the Whitecaps in 2009, it may be reasonable to expect him to turn in a couple of pretty impressive months along the way. Lennerton did just that in May, as he posted a .349 average with eight doubles and eleven RBI. Lennerton walked nearly as much as he struck out, taking 14 free passes while strikeout 18 times. In the end, Lennerton was one of the few offensive bright spots for the ‘Caps last month.

Runner-Up: Alexis Espinoza (OF)


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