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Diamondbacks Minor-League Round-up, 7/2: Cron and Huang get monthly honors

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The Arizona Diamondbacks named Single-A Advanced Visalia infielder Kevin Cron and Single-A Kane County right-handed pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang the organization’s Minor League Player- and Pitcher-of-the-Month for June.

Meanwhile, for Reno...

Addison Reed giving up a walk-off homer? Shurely shome mishtake...
Addison Reed giving up a walk-off homer? Shurely shome mishtake...
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Cron, 22, reached base via hit or walk in 20 of 25 games in June, and hit .291 (30-for-103) with 11 doubles, 7 home runs, 23 RBI, a .330 on-base and .602 slugging percentages and a .932 OPS.

  • Ranked among all full-season Minor Leaguers in June in extra-base hits (4th, 18) and doubles (T-6th, 11).
  • From June 14-20, he hit safely in 7 straight games, batting .469 (15-for-32) with 7 doubles, 2 home runs and 12 RBI.
  • In 10 home games, he hit .366 (15-for-41) with 4 doubles, 4 homers and 13 RBI.
  • Ranked among all Single-A and Single-A Advanced hitters in doubles (1st, 11), extra-base hits (1st, 18), home runs (T-4th, 7), RBI (5th, 23) and slugging percentage (9th, .602).

Huang, 21, went 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA (11 R-6 ER in 24.0 IP), .217 opponent average (20-for-92), 4 walks and 23 strikeouts in 4 starts in June.

  • Held opponents to 1 run or less in 3 starts, going 1-0 with a 0.95 ERA (2 ER in 19.0 IP) in those outings.
  • In 2 home games, was 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER in 13.0 IP), .167 average (8-for-48), 1 walk and 14 strikeouts.
  • Recorded a professional-high 8.0 innings on June 18 vs. Wisconsin, allowing 1 run on 2 hits with no walks and 8 strikeouts.
  • Selected to play with the World Team in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on July 12. He is the only player representing Taiwan on the roster.

Below is a list of the overall winners as well as players nominated by each affiliate:

JUNE

OVERALL

RENO

MOBILE

VISALIA

PLAYER

Kevin Cron

Jamie Romak

Sean Jamieson

Kevin Cron

PITCHER

Wei-Chieh Huang

Kaleb Fleck

A.J. Schugel

Daniel Gibson

KANE COUNTY

HILLSBORO

MISSOULA

AZL

DSL

PLAYER

Colin Bray

Zach Nehrir

Austin Byler

Logan Soole

Yan Sanchez

PITCHER

Wei-Chieh Huang

Jared Miller

Bo Takahashi

Merkis Montero

Silvestre Berroa

Snake Stars
3 stars
: Carlos Hernandez, Hillboro - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K
2 stars: Garrett Weber, Reno - 3-for-4, two DBL, R, BB
1 star: Ildemaro Vargas, Kane County - 3-for-5, two DBL, two R
0 stars: Addison Reed, Reno: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, BS (1), L, (0-1)

Triple-A Reno 3 @ Albuquerque 4. The Aces couldn't hold onto a 3-2 lead after seven, courtesy of Addison Reed. He entered with two outs and the tying run on third in the 8th, allowing an RBI single there, then a walk-off home-run to the first batter faced in the 9th. LF Garrett Weber had two doubles, a single and a walk, and CF Todd Glaesmann a double and a single. Starter Justin Marks was solid, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks over 5.2 innings, with four K's.

Double-A Mobile @ Jackson suspended. The game went on just long enough, but not long enough for the BayBears. A two-run homer in the top of the sixth by Zach Borenstein wiped out a deficit and gave them a 2-1 lead, but the game was called to a halt in the bottom half, with Jackson having two on and one out.

High-A Visalia 1, Lake Elsinore 4. Anthony Banda took a shutout into the seventh, but didn't retire one of three batters faced there. Johnny Shuttlesworth let all three score, plus one of his own, and that was the game. Banda was charged with three runs on nine hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. The Rawhide managed only five hits, including a double by LF Daniel Palka, who also picked up an outfield assist

A-ball Kane County 7. Clinton 5. The Cougars won their seventh straight, leadoff man SS Ildemaro Vargas getting two doubles and a single, scoring a pair. 3B Joe Munoz reached base three times, on a hit and two walks. Starter Ryan Doran allowed five hits and a walk over 5.1 innings, and was charged with four runs, but the bullpen allowed only an unearned tally on two hits the rest of the way. Luis Ramirez picked up his fourth save with a scoreless ninth.

A-short Hillsboro 1, Eugene 2 (11). A great start by Carlos Hernandez was wasted: he went seven shutout innings, holding the Emeralds to three hits and three walks, fanning 10. But the Hops bullpen was unable to hold it. Ryan Burr blew the save in the ninth, and after a scoreless 10th, Will Landsheft gave up a lead-off homer in the 11th. LF Zach Nehrir had two of Hillsboro's five hits, both of them doubles, and is hitting .375 in his first dozen pro games.

Rookie Missoula 5, Great Falls 8. A four-run seventh innings allowed the Voyagers to blow open a game tied at four. Dallas Newton allowed four runs over five, on five hits and two walks, with two K's, but half those runs were unearned. RF Jason Morozowski tripled and doubled, driving in a pair and scoring one; 1B Luke Lowery doubled and walked, but it was an ugly game, with the sides combining for five errors, three by Missoula.

AZL D-backs 6, Giants 7. A three-spot in the third gave the D-backs a lead, but a series of crooked numbers against them led to defeat, despite a late spurt which saw the tying run left on third in the eighth. 1B Ismael Pena had two hits and three RBI, while CF Maik Ehmcke walked and singled, driving in and scoring a run, and stealing a base. Joshua Smith took the loss, charged with four runs (three earned) in 2.1 innings, on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts.