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OaklandClubhouse’s Oakland A’s Minor League Player of the Month: July

Who were the top position player performers in the Oakland A’s minor league system for the month of July?

Brett Siddall / Photo by Chris Lockard
Brett Siddall is a back-to-back winner. / Photo by Chris Lockard

OaklandClubhouse Player of the Month: July

Brett Siddall, OF, Stockton Ports

113 AB, .389/.458/.619, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 10 BB, 8 2B, 25 R

Siddall is our first repeat winner this season, and he ran away with the award in July. As good as Siddall was in June, he was even better in July, putting up better numbers in nearly every category. Named the California League’s Player of the Week on July 30, Siddall is batting .538 over his last 10 games.

Siddall’s torrid two months have catapulted him up the Cal League leaderboards in numerous categories. He is tied for third in the league in homers (18) and is third in batting (.320). He leads the league in OPS (930) and SLG (.545). Not bad for a guy who couldn’t crack the starting line-up on a regular basis in April.

Runners Up

Sandber Pimentel, 1B, Stockton Ports: 113 AB, .336/.405/.566, 7 HR, 22 RBI, 13 BB

Pimentel missed most of the first half of the season with a back injury, but he has been making up for lost time since his return in mid-June. Pimentel was especially productive in July, spraying the ball all over the field. Five of his seven homeruns went to the opposite field and his hits to the outfield were evenly distributed to all fields. Pimentel still suffers from occasional lack of concentration in the field and on the bases, but he has been locked in at the plate.

Tyler Ramirez, OF, Midland RockHounds: 101 AB, .317/.403/.455, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 14 BB, 15 R

After putting together an impressive first three months in High-A ball, Ramirez jumped to Double-A and hit even better in July. He has maintained the same ISO (.133) in the more pitcher-friendly Texas League that he had in the California League while improving his strike-out rate slightly. Ramirez had a 20% line-drive rate in July and he continues to use the whole field effectively.

Kyle Nowlin, 1B/OF, Beloit Snappers: 77 AB, .338/.446/.610, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 6 2B, 13 BB

Nowlin got off to a slow start this season, but he was one of the Midwest League’s top hitters in July. After suffering a power outage in June, Nowlin doubled his season homerun total in July and averaged nearly a run driven in a game played. Nowlin has shown good plate discipline all season and he seems to be finding a good balance between being selective and aggressively attacking his pitch over the past six weeks.

Yairo Munoz, UT, Nashville Sounds: 109 AB, .330/.351/.505, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 15 R

Munoz was ice-cold his first week in Triple-A, but the dynamic 22-year-old has been swinging a hot bat ever since. Munoz hit for power, drove-in runs and was one of the few bright spots in a Nashville line-up that struggled in July. He also added to his defensive versatility, playing several games in centerfield.

Max Schrock, 2B, Midland RockHounds: 105 AB, .314/.400/.410, 12 RBI, 13:11 BB:K, 17 R

Schrock has been impressive all season and that continued in July. Schrock has a 9.8% K% for the year and he was a tick better than that in July. He also walked in 10.8% of his plate appearances, his best percentage for any month this year. Schrock is also playing excellent defense at second base this year and is developing into one of the A’s top position player prospects.

Also considered

Logan Farrar, OF, Vermont Lake Monsters: 59 AB, .305/.369/.424, 5 XBH, 10 R; Iraj Serrano, OF, DSL Athletics: 79 AB, .367/.474/.392, 13:7 BB:K, 6 SB; Mark Canha, OF, Nashville Sounds: 100 AB, .330/.364/.630, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 11 2B; Mikey White, IF, Stockton Ports: 93 AB, .312/.375/.570, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 9 2B, 8 BB; Trace Loehr, IF, Beloit Snappers: 96 AB, .344/.364/.531, 11 XBH, 16 R; Greg Deichmann, OF, Vermont Lake Monsters: 57 AB, .333/.424/.614, 9 XBH, 10 RBI, 9 BB; Anthony Churlin, OF, Vermont Lake Monsters: 69 AB, .319/.351/.522, 9 XBH; J.P. Sportman, OF, Midland RockHounds: 117 AB, .308/.359/.453, 11 XBH, 19 RBI, 7 SB

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