The Diamondbacks have named their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month. The two players receiving the honors for the whole system in July are infielder Deyvison De Los Santos and right-handed starter Jamison Hill. Both players are currently playing for the D-backs’ High-A affiliate in Hillsboro.
De Los Santos was part of the Diamondbacks 2019 international signing class. In less than two years, he has emerged as the crown jewel from that year due to his light tower power and improving hit tool. After a strong June and first half of July, the 19-year-old slugger has been promoted to High-A Hillsboro. For the month of July, De Los Santos hit .407/.429/.637 with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 18 runs batted in, and 17 runs scored. His 37 hits led all minor leaguers in the month of July.
Hill was undrafted out of college and signed with Arizona after a showcase in 2021. The 23 year old righty has spent all of 2022 in the Hillsboro rotation. Hill went 3-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 5 games (4 starts) with the Hops with 35 strikeouts, a .167 opponent batting average, and a 0.96 WHIP. His best start of the month came on July 29th, when he struck out 13 Emeralds in 5 2⁄3 hitless innings. The 13 strikeouts is a franchise record for the Hillsboro Hops.