For the better part of the season, the Fort Myers Miracle offense has been pretty much idle. However, since the addition of some bats from Beloit, the team has seen a rise in it's batting average. Still, it is an incumbent starter who takes home the TwinCitiesDugout.com July Position Player of the Month Award.
Infielder Steven Tolleson is this month's Player of the Month, after outhitting every other prospect in the Twins organization. A slick fielding middle infielder, Tolleson's bat has done most of the talking this month, as he has led the Miracle in a bunch of offensive categories. If he continues to hit like this, he should put himself right up there with the rest of the top middle infield prospects in the Twins organization.
During the month of July, Tolleson batted a ridiculous .370 in the normally pitcher-friendly Florida State League. The young prospect also scored ten times, blasted two home runs, and hit two doubles.
Included in his great month was six steals, which gives him 24 for the season. In total, Tolleson now ranks in a tie for first in the organization with Alexi Casilla for the organizational lead. Though the team has struggled as a whole for pretty much the entire season offensively, Tolleson's month gives the team a sign that things are turning around.
For the season, Tolleson is batting a respectable .284 for the Miracle. When the team's overall batting average is only .242, it is clear that he is having one of the better offensive seasons overall for Fort Myers. In 106 games, Tolleson has collected 110 hits, has scored 51 times, and has 22 extra-base hits.
Honorable Mention: Brian Buscher (.321 BA, 3 HR, 13RBI, Promoted To Minnesota), Trevor Plouffe (.310 BA, 18R, 11 (2B), 2SB), Brandon Roberts (.359, 10R, 6 EBH, 2SB), Brian Dinkelman (.351 BA, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 6 SB, 26R), Wilson Ramos (.320 BA, 17 RBI, 3 HR, 0E, 33H)
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