Just announced today are the Dodgers Pride Award Winners for May - given to their minor league players of the month.
Per a Dodgers press release:
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes
Player - IF/OF Elian Herrera posted a .363 (33-for-91) batting average, which tied for eighth-best in the Pacific Coast League during May, with 33 hits, three home runs and 10 RBI in the month. On the season, Herrera has come through consistently in big moments, batting .348 (16-for-46) with a homer and 20 RBI with runners in scoring position. The switch-hitter was signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2003.
Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts
|(pic credit: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013)|
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Player - OF Noel Cuevas batted .336 (34-for-93) in May, driving in 24 runs and clubbing three homers. On the year, the native of Puerto Rico has a .314 batting average, the fifth-best overall mark in the California League, including a .333 (17-for-51) batting average with runners in scoring position. The 21-year-old was selected by the Dodgers in 21st round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
Single-A Great Lakes Loons
Player - INF Kevin Taylor posted a .263 (20-for-76) batting average with a homer and seven RBI in 21 May games. On the season, the 21-year-old is batting .321 (9-for-28) with runners in scoring position and .309 (25-for-81) against right-handed pitchers. A native of Portland, Oregon, Taylor was drafted by the Dodgers in the 26th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft from Western Nevada Community College.
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