Tag: Lake League Rookie of the Month

Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced

The Bull League’s players of the month for June have been announced, and the top hitters were revealed as Gabel Reyes for the LL and Chitoji Yamada for the AEL.

CF Gabel Reyes was named Batter of the Month for June

Reyes, the Minneapolis Ravens center fielder, went .314 in June with an OPS of 1.043, contributing 11 home runs to make 13 for the season. Reyes has been a fixture in the cleanup role for about half his appearances, and has been particularly effective from there, batting .359 from the #4 slot. Continue reading “Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced”

Lake League July Player Awards Announced

The Lake League has announced their July player awards, and the Rimouski Fighting Moose have come out strong, with Nick Seer (pictured) taking both the Rookie of the Month and Pitcher of the Month nods, and veteran shortstop Joe Street completing the team’s sweep of the month’s awards by getting the Batter of the Month Award.

The 36-year-old Street had a stellar month, going .304 with 5 of his season’s 8 homers coming in July. Street, who was an MVP back in 2007, is in the final year of his contract with Rimouski, has a career .254 average and is closing in on 250 career home runs — he’s just 3 short as of today.

Rimouski starter Nick Seer took both the Rookie of the Month and Pitcher of the Month awards for July in the Lake League

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Lake League Names Rookie of Month for August

Craig Gnarly is still a bit shy, but then, who could blame the newest Lake League Rookie of the Month honoree? He hasn’t been around the league long enough to fully know the ropes yet, despite the fact that he’s putting up veteran-like numbers.

In August the St-Lazare, Quebec-native tagged opposing pitching for a .438 average with 42 hits, 2 home runs and 14 RBIs, ensuring that his Ohio Oxen ended August on a hot streak during their playoff run.

For the year Gnarly has hit at a .342 clip with 32 RBIs, 5 home runs and 30 runs scored.

Gnarly was a supplemental first round draft pick, taken 31st overall in the 2013 draft, and put up impressive batting numbers in rookie league play that year, then made rapid progress through Single-A and AA the following year.  His first Bull League season was 2015, where he played in 37 games batting .276. This year he has consistently been hitting in the .330-range with 30+ RBIs.

LL Selects Rookie Star of the Month

Victor Sarmiento (RF, Toronto) captured rookie of the month honors in August 2016
Victor Sarmiento (RF, Toronto) captured rookie of the month honors in August 2016

Victor Sarmiento is still a bit shy, but then, who could blame the newest Lake League Rookie of the Month honoree? He hasn’t been around the league long enough to fully know the ropes yet, despite the fact that he’s putting up veteran-like numbers.

In July the Toronto hitter tagged opposing pitching for a .381 average with 24 hits, 6 home runs and 14 RBIs.

Thus far this season in 41 games Sarmiento is batting .319 with 10 home runs, 29 RBIs and 25 runs scored. He has 51 hits in 160 at-bats.