TCD Player of the Month: Juan Portes

Here is a look at our TwinCitiesDugout.com Player of the Month for the month of August. Plenty of prospects could have taken home the award this past month, but Fort Myers utility player Juan Portes takes the honor this month. Take a look at his month, as well as our seven Honorable Mention selections.

Juan Portes: Outfielder, Fort Myers Miracle
Portes was a main bat in the Fort Myers offense in August, putting together his best month of the season. The young outfielder, who also can play the infield slots, batted .310 in his 28 games, and showed great power with the stick. He was one of the many reasons why the Miracle offense woke up in the second half.

Portes smacked five home runs during the month, driving in 19 runs. He was an extra base hit machine, as 12 of his 31 August hits went for extra-bases. He also had five doubles and two triples, leading to a .550 slugging percentage. He also scored 23 times, giving him the best month of any Twins prospect in August.

Overall, the last couple of months really saved Portes' season, as he ended the year with a batting average under .270. Playing second base, third base, and the outfield, Portes finished fourth on the team with 133 hits. He was also third in runs scored (71), third in doubles (24), second in home runs (12), and third in runs batted in (62).

A pretty good season considering he played in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League.

Honorable Mention: Denard Span (.324, 33H, 8 SB, 16 BB), Garrett Guzman (.343, 35H, 15 RBI, 13 R), David Winfree (.330, 36H, 4 HR, 15 R, 14 RBI), Brandon Roberts (.327, 33H, 10 R, 9 RBI), Steven Tolleson (.310, 35 H, 25 R, 10 RBI, 10 2B), Danny Valencia (.308, 28 H, 14 R, 13 RBI), Eli Tintor (.326, 28 H, 13 R, 8 RBI)


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